34M Purse Seiner **UPDATE**

Price: POA


A new ZF W7000 Gear Box has been installed in the vessel – FEBRUARY 2024

(The used gearbox is included in the sale as a spare)

The sale also includes the following as a package with the vessel:

3 x Purse Seine Nets (Sardine, Mackerel & Tuna) – specs available upon request

6m Aluminium Tender with 2 x 90Hp Yamaha Outboards

2 x 4.9m Ocean Tech Tuna Maxis fitted with 100 Hp Hondaw outboard motors (NEW)

Fish Pump and Separator

S/Steel tables for harvesting

The vessel is being slipped approx. 22 February 2024 in Port Lincoln for a clean and anti-foul – excellent time to view the vessel out of the water…please call Christian Pyke (+61 428 233 200) to book an inspection.

The FV Makybe BJ is a 34m Purse Seine Vessel with operating history in the Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna and Small-Pelagic Fisheries. The vessel is heavily constructed and presents in good condition with nil deficiences to the external hull and no evidence of deficiencies to frames and stringers. A recent Condition Survey Report notes good coatings of paint to all internal areas. The vessel has been well-maintained under current ownership.

The vessels machinery, refrigeration and fishing equipment is high-calibre and fit for purpose. Driven by a 1000 HP Cummins KTA 50 and fitted with a Triplex Net Handling and Hauling System, the fishing system is well-proven and efficient. The vessels electronics system compliments the package. The crew accommodation and facilities support extended voyages in offshore conditions.

A Condition Survey Report (Sept. 2022) is available upon request for serious enquiries. Please call Christian Pyke on (+61) 428 233 200 to discuss.

Vessel Information

Material Steel
Year Built 2000
Location Built Broadwater Engineering
Rebuild (if applicable)
Class / Survey AMSA 3B (Crew of 12) / Next Shaft Survey Due in November 2025
Gross Tonnage
Displacement Tonnes
Dimensions 34.0m Length x 8.52m Beam x 5.0m Draft


Main Engine Cummins KTA50 (Engine fitted with oil centrifuge cleaning unit, heat exchanged and has hydraulic pump mounted fwd to operate stern thruster)
Horse Power 1004 HP @ 1600 RPM
Engine Hours 15,300 Hrs
Fuel Capacity 11 x Tanks
Freshwater Capacity 2 x Tanks with high capacity desalinator
Gearbox NEW INSTALLED FEB 2024 - ZF W7000
Reduction Gear 4.9 : 1
Bollard Pull
Aux Engine/Generator Aux. 1 - Cummins NTA855T (430 HP / 19,795 Hrs) with 300 KVA Mecc Alte Genset / Aux. 2 - Cummins QSM11 (470 HP / 330 Hrs) with 300 KVA Mecc Alte Genset (Genset installed new in 2020)/ Aux. 3 - Perkins 4cyl 3056 (160 HP / 6,850 Hrs) with 100 KVA Olympian Genset / Aux. 4 - Cummins NTA855T (470 HP / 3,987 Hrs) running triple mounted commercial hydraulic pumps for deck equipment / Aux. 5 - Fiat (270 HP / 647 Hrs) running single-drive hydraulic transmission for bow thruster
Thrusters Bow & Stern Thrusters
Propulsion Single-screw
Steering Gear Power Hydraulic (Emergency Steering through hydraulic back-up)
Steering stations (number of) 2



Radar 1: Furuno RCU014
Radar 2: Furuno FET Daylight 48m


Furuno CH7


Furuno FCV 1100L


Multiple HF / VHF / Private
Satellite Phone: Thrane & Thrane


Plotter 1: C - Plot
Plotter 2: Time-Zero


Furuno GP32
Satellite Compass: Furuno GP39
Magenetic Compass Saura T150


Simrad AP35


Yes - Operational



Unloading Crane/Boom (if applicable)

Palfinger Deck Crane

Deck Equipment

Vessel is a fully operational purse seine vessel with Triplex Net Hauling / Handling System, Twin waterfall winches, multiple deck service winches and Palfinger Deck Crane

Factory / Processing Plant (if applicable)
RSW Plant Dimensions of Brine Tanks TBC
Freezer Plant 1 x Brine Tank currently operating as -18 degree holding room
Fish Hold Vessel can carry a total of 180 - 200 Tonne of Small Pelagic Species - Sardines / Blue Mackerel / etc
Cooling System Twin 6 cyl Carrier Compressors running RSW through Copper Nickel Chillers for Brine Tanks. Single Bitzer Compressor running the -18 Degree Holding room
Accomodation Crew Quarters - 1 x 4 Berth Cabin / 1 x 3 Berth Cabin / 1 x 2 Berth Cabin / 1 x Single Berth Cabin. Wheelhouse Accomodation - 1 x 2 berth cabin with toilet and ensuite / Galley and Mess area fitted wth large walk-in fridge / freezer and large galley table to accomodate the crew / washing and drying facilities / crew toilet and shower with additional shower in crew quarters

Auxiliary Engines 1 & 2 can be load shared for power or refrigeration purposes
Auxiliary Engine 3 operates on seperate fuel supply as standby / emergency power-source
Anchoring system run off twin heavy-duty winches driven off fwd hydraulic unit / twin dreadnaught anchors in good condition
Items of note in galley / accomodation areas:
Beko 6 Burner electric stove / oven
Westinghouse range hood
Panasonic Inverter Microwave
Teac and TCL Flat Screen TV's
Samsung DVD Player
Fujitsu Split System A/C Unit
2 x Westinghouse bar fridges


Interested? Enquire now

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