Assegai Marine – an Australian legend! Without exaggeration, Assegai has earned legend status on Australia's east coast among the top Australian skippers over the last ten years. Take the best of the classic custom built boats from the USA. Then with local knowledge, refine them further and you're starting to come close to an Assegai.
Hand built by the most uncompromising craftsmen, the vessels are a reflection of the passion and unwillingness to compromise of Barry Martin, designer and builder - and are a symbol of the way all things should be created. His goal was to create the best live aboard sports fishing vessel to fish the Grand Barrier Reef and the result was SHAKA !! Hand constructed in cold-molded methods using western red cedar strip-planked core, and encased in fiberglass and epoxy resin – Shaka offers a unique 21 degree deep V design with Prop tunnels for the most amazing ride imaginable, and curved transom for backing up with equal impressiveness.
Shaka was purpose designed to fish the 150-mile length of the Great Barrier Reef grounds like no other, with the speed to get to the bite, the seaworthiness to fish comfortably in the frequent rough conditions outside the reef and the flexibility to avoid mothership constraints. The famous Assegai deep V hull design allows for speed in rough conditions and extreme comfort in the tough conditions “down under”…
At 60 foot and powered by twin 1500 HP MTU engines, Shaka has a top speed of 42 knots, a cruising speed of 32 knots and a range of 865 nautical miles at 20 knots. With dedicated pump room and engine room built to stringent Australian offshore survey regulations, she is engineered like no other.
The luxurious cabins and unique layout offers a multitude of sleeping options. Whether it be a simple family overnight cruise, through to a 10 day tournament, the design of the living areas has been made with flexibility and practicality in mind. 4 cabins offers exceptional sleeping capacity, along with the convertible lounge in the flybridge.
One part hardcore battlewagon, the other part luxury entertainer – Shaka provides a standard of luxury accommodation commensurate with her sports fishing prowess. She makes extended live aboards a pleasure in even the most exotic locations.
And with tropical strength air conditioning and the finest of domestic appliances, you can be assured of comfort in any location on Earth. And with the unique retractable rear glass windows, it generates a feeling of spaciousness and involvement in the cockpit action like no other vessel.
Shaka has been designed to catch the biggest Black Marlin in the harshest fishing location in the world, and as such has the equipment to handle Granders with ease. A custom Release teak helm chair takes centre stage in the huge teak laid cockpit, with high sides, teak coaming and huge outward opening door to slide the biggest of marlin through it. Add a 600 lbs/day Eskimo ice machine, Rupp Outriggers, Oversize refrigeration, live bait tank, kill tanks and a beautiful Stainless Marlin tower, she wants for nothing.
Shaka offers the Flybridge of dreams, with huge amounts of space and excellent visibility throughout. The latest technology Electronics, 15” touch VEI screens, Wesmar Searchlight Sonar and Furuno high output depth sounder, bow thruster, custom helm chairs and Electric teaser reels. The tower also provides a full array of electronics to the envy of many other vessels.
If you want to stand out from the crowd and have a vessel the equal ofnone, then Shaka is the only choice.
This vessel is very similar to an O'Brien, Spencer, Garlington, Baylis, Jim Smith and Buddy Davis.
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