TS580 Custom Steel Prawn Trawler

Price AU $900,000 Plus GST if applicable

AU $900,000 Plus GST if applicable
This is a unique opportunity to purchase a dual entry fishing vessel capable of fishing all
year round. The vessel is being sold as a going concern with the sale including everything
that is necessary for the continued operation of the vessel. The vessel is currently fishing
in the NPF and will continue to fish until the date of sale.
Built by Australian Shipbuilding Industries (ASI) in Fremantle in 1978, the Perpetua has
stood the test of time. Continuously operating in both the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF)
and East Coat Trawl Fishery since construction the vessel continues to prove itself as a
successful operation.
The Perpetua has a current AMSA Certificate of Operation and a current AMSA Certificate
of Survey USL 3B and is certified to carry 8 crew. The survey certificate is in force until the
18th January 2027.
The Perpetua sale will include a primary commercial T1 fishing license for the East Coast
Trawl Fishery and a long-term lease opportunity of an NPF Licence if required. The option
to also purchase a Kimberly Prawn License and Regional Effort Units for the East Coast
Trawl Fishery also exists.
The Perpetua has been well maintained by the current owners with many beneficial
upgrades over the years. The vessel is powered by a 3412 Caterpillar main engine (Fully
rebuilt in 2019) and a 3406 CAT Auxilary (New 2019). The MG-518-1 gear box was rebuilt by
Twin Disc in 2019 and has a 5.92:1 reduction. The shaft and rudder were both removed,
inspected, and repaired during the 2022 refit.
The communication system has been upgraded to best in class in 2022 with the
installation of a Intellian v60E VSAT system combined with a Satcom Global Aura service
package. Many of the other electronics have also been upgraded in 2022 including a new
FAR-1523-BB Marine Radar, a new FCV-1150 Furuno Sounder and new transducers (Furuno
50/200 1kW, 200B-8B and 50B-9B). In addition two new custom PCs have been installed to
run the latest TimeZero Professional, TimeZero Furuno Sounder Module and C-Plot
programs. The vessel is also equipped with a new AIS Transceiver Class B.
The refrigeration system is extensive with a new 75kW Screw Compressor and Variable
Speed Drive (VSD). The main freezer holds 30 tonne of frozen product combined with 2 x
1.5T hydraulic plate deck snaps and a new 3.5 tonne aluminium plate blast freezer in the
hold. A new stainless steel condenser was also installed in 2022.
The vessel had a complete blast and repaint by GT MAC Industries at The Yard in Brisbane
in 2018, with the topsides now showing general wear and tear. The bottom was cleaned
and painted in January 2022.
The Perpetua is one of the largest vessels allowed to operate on the East Coast at 21.8m
and with a fuel capacity of 38,000l the options for a business model around this vessel are endless.
In-shore Fishing, Off-shore Fishing, Commercial
Rego Number
ASI Fremantle
71' 6" - 21.80m
Hull Material
Steel 6mm plate + 90mm x 62mm x 6mm frames at 460mm centres and beams at 500mm centres
Deck Material
6mm steel
3412 Keel cooled
Engine Make
600hp @ 1800rpm
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
10,000 approximately
Number Engines
4 blade in nozzle
Caterpillar 3406C 12,000hrs with Marathon kVA
2 DB tanks, 6 wing tanks Capacity: 38,000 litres
2 deep tanks forward Capacity: 9,900 litres
Messroom aft, large laminex table, booth type seating. Galley on port side aft, s/s
sink, work benches with lockers under, freezer aft. Door on starboard side leading to processing area and plate
freezers. All interior laminate paneled, carpet on decks.
1 x s/s two door Foster 18cu ft, 1 x Haier bar
1 x Westinghouse chest
1 x Westinghouse Kimberly 240v + 1 Contempo microwave
Hot Water System
1 x Rheem 240v
Wheelhouse: Steering console on centreline, watch keepers chair, large console forward, chart table to port,
hatchway to galley on starboard side.
Bathroom on starboard side. Messroom aft, large laminex table, booth type seating. Galley on port side aft, s/s
sink, work benches with lockers under, freezer aft. Door on starboard side leading to processing area and plate
freezers. All interior laminate paneled, carpet on decks
Wheelhouse: Masters cabin aft, 1 double, 1 single berth, lockers. Interior laminex
panelled, varnished trim, carpet on deck.
Focsle: 2 cabins forward, each with 2 single berths, drawers and lockers, laminate paneled, carpet on decks.
Main Deck: Engineers cabin on port side, single berth, desk and wardrobe, interior finish as per focsle.
Air Conditioning
1 x ducted to accomodation, 1 x wall mount
1 x Polycraft
Ground Tackle
1 x CQR 180lb, 1 x 300lb CQR Chain: 2 x 22mm x 165m
Anchor winch: Bonfiglioli VF 210 Worm and Gear, twin
gypsy, drum ends Rebuilt 2021 (report available)
Safety Gear
Lifebuoys: 2,1 with MOB Light
Flags: N & C. V sheet
Other: Royal Flying Doctor First Aid Kit
Bilge Pumps
Bilge: 1 x Onga 800450 240v Deck/Fire/Condenser: 2 x Onga 415v
Life Raft
1 x 8person RFD
1 x Safety Alert 406 (3/2029) + 1 Float Free
Life Jackets
6 parachute, 4 red hand, 2 orange smoke
Fire Protection
Fire Extinguishers: To survey requirements + Engine room smothering system
12/24v DC circuits, 240/415v AC circuits. Shore power connection
Batteries: 4 x 12v
1 bank 2 x 12v radio.
Alternators: 1 x Marathon 225 kVA
2 x 24v x 60A
Warning Devices: Fully alarmed machinery, auto shutdown on auxiliaries, header tank
alarms, fire alarm in engine room, Murphy gauges on all header tanks
Other: battery chargers, engineroom fans, welder, oxy equipment, air compressor
1 x twin tub washing machine + assorted electrical appliances
Electric Pumps: Condenser/GS: 1 x 2.5" Southern Cross 80 x 50 5.5kw
1 x ONGA 415v air con
Fresh Water: 1 x 240v
Fuel Transfer: 1 x 1.5" KL Pegson with 2hp motor
1 x LO transfer
Radio: 1 x Codan 8528S with 8560 tuner
Scrambler: 1 x Sailor CRY 2001
Computer: 2 x PC with LCD monitors, C Plot, UPS
TimeZero Professional 1 x Toshiba
Satellite laptop
Radar: 1 x Furuno FAR-1523 BB (new)
Plotter/Sounder/Radar: 1 x Simrad system
VMS: 1 x Thrane & Thrane Sailor
GPS: 1 x Furuno GP 39
Auto Pilot: 1 x Simrad AP70
Echo Sounder: 1 x Furuno FCV 295
1 x Furuno FCV 1150 (new)
Sat Phone: 1 x Intellian v60E System with Satcom Global Aura service package
(internet, phone, mobile phone)
Satellite Compass: 1 x Furuno 056016
VHF: 1 x Sailor RT 2048
1 x Kenwood NX720-HG digital
1 x Kenwood NX700-K digital
AIS: 1 x GME AIST120 Class B
Printer: 1 x Epson Workforce 320
Mobile Phone: 1 x Power Tech CelFi
Transducers: 1 x Furuno 50/200 IT Rubber 1kW, 1 x Furuno 200B-8B, 1 x Furuno
50B-9B (All new)
Lights: To survey requirements
Spotlight: 1 x 24v
Barometer: 1 x Veranderlich
Clock: 1 x Ocean quartz
Compass: 1 x SKS (11/03/2022)
Horn: 1 x 24v
Charts: Qld Coast & NT
Other: drawing instruments, manuals etc
Deck Gear
2 x EMS hydraulic side winches, hydraulic wire guides, central console, drum ends.
2 x INI IY J23-40-100-26-ZP 2 speed cod end winches (new)
1 x hydraulic try winch
1 x capstan aft
Processing Equipment: 1 x GNM custom s/s hopper & conveyor, 2 x Marell electronic scales.
Processing Room: s/s table aft with electronic Marel scales. Stainless Steel packing table to starboard
Trawl Wires: 16mm Dyneema x 350m with 100m bridles each side
14mm Dyneema trywire x 300m
Otter Boards: 4 off No: 7 Bison boards, 2 sleds
2 off Bison try boards
Complete Nets: 6 x 6.25fm Florida Flyers
4 x 6.25fm banana
2 x 2 fm try
Prawn Cooker: 1 x Electric Stainless Steel Prawn Cooker
Aluminum sorting tray over deck brine bins.
Trawl Rig: Gallows: 200mm H wall pipe,
Booms: 140mm swing arm type.
Bullbar aft with rack. A frame
Survey: AMSA, USL Class 3B, Certificate of Operation No: 900037059, Crew:8 AMSA Certificate of Survey
Hydraulic Pumps: 1 x 2 stage Commercial P75
1 x hopper power pack
1 x Vickers steering
1 x conveyor 415v power pack
1 x commercial on auxiliary
1 x power pack for plate freezer
1 x power pack for capstan

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