1964 Kingfisher 43 Custom Trawler



Listing Id 1002397 Length 13.10 Meter
Condition Used Type Power
Make Custom Built Year 1964
Model Kingfisher 43 Trawler Engine Type 6 cylinder Diesel (127 hp)
Hull Style Single Hull Type GRP


Kingfisher is 43 ft (13.1m) carvel plank trawler built 1964 in Newcastle for Geoff Roberts. Worked locally as a trawler then worked out of Putney. Purchased by previous owner and taken to Greenwell Point where it worked as a drop line fishing boat and charter boat. Current owner purchased it in 2004 and brought it to Sydney where it has been running a successful fishing charter business ever since. The hull is spotted gum, the deck and cabin walls are fibreglass sheathed. New fuel tanks installed in 2006, extra ribs laminated from WA Jarrah installed in engine room at the same time. Engine is a Gardner 6LXB 127hp and has been regularly serviced and has never required major work. Has done 15,500 hours out of an estimated working life of 50-80,000 hours. It just keeps purring along. New Austral 30", 4 blade propeller fitted in 2008. In current NSW survey: 1C 20pax + 2 crew, 1D 30pax + 2 crew. 6.5kVA air cooled generator in engine room driven by electric start Honda diesel. 2000W Victron inverter charger supplies 240V power except when genset is in use. New 10" Furuno FCV295 Sounder installed November 2011 onto Simrad Combi 38/200 kHz 1000W transducer. New 10" Seiwa SW1101 GPS Chartplotter installed April 2011. New TMQ AP4 Autopilot installed April 2011 and linked to chartplotter. Simrad CE32 DGPS chartplotter/sounder with Airmar 600W 50/200 kHz transducer. New flat screen 1080p TV/DVD player on swivel arm. 240V Fisher Paykel fridge. 240V Microwave. Smev stainless steel gas cooktop, professionally installed and plumbed to rooftop gas cylinders. Galleymate Stainless Steel BBQ professionally installed on deck and plumbed to rooftop gas cylinders.

Designer: Len Roberts, Newcastle NSW
Builder: Len Roberts, Newcastle NSW
Length: 43' - 13.10m
Beam: 4.09m
Displacement: 26000kg
Hull Material: Timber (Spotted Gum)

Deck Material:
GRP Engine: Gardiner 6LSB, 6 Cylinder Diesel (127hp). Freshwater Cooled Shaft with 4 Blade Austral Propellor (new 2007) Hydraulic Steering
Engine Hours: 1500
Genset: Honda Diesel 6.5KVA
Engine Room: New Fuel tanks 2007 Fire Suppression System (to survey)
Fuel: Diesel (1500 litres)
Water: 250 litres

Accommodation: Owners Cabin Guest Cabin
Galley: 240V Fridge Microwave S/S sink
Refrigeration: 240V Fridge 240V Chest Freezer
Toilet: Electric

Ground Tackle: Bruce anchor with Admiralty pattern 20m Chain/200m Warp
Safety Gear: RFD Survivor 25+ Life Raft (Just serviced) GME 406 EPIRB Life jackets, flares etc to Survey 4 Bilge Pumps

Electrics: 5 Batteries (Total 900 amps) Shoe Power Circuit breakers Victron 2000W Inverter/Charger

Electronics/Navigation: Sinrad EQ44 Sounder Seiwa 1101 Plotter Simrad CE32 Plotter GME VHF, Navman 27 MHZ Radio's Vision 12/240 Flatscreen TV/DVD with digital reception
Deck Gear: Live Bait Tank Deck Wash Game Chair Outriggers S/S LPG BBQ

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