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What do we do while we are holidays? We go fishing!!!

A great day out on the water with Hotshot Fishing Charters - Sports Fishing from the Gold coast, Australia
It was sure good to get back out on the water & tag a few black marlin while we are in between boats.

Marlene Hicks Russell HicksBillfish Babes Marlene Hicks marlin fishing with HotShot Fishing Charters on the Gold Coast. Capt Sparra (Craig Denham) at the helm & Tara Thompsen-Disnard o...
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Comfort in remote locations

Fascination II fuel capacity is 3700L, she has the ability to venture to remote fishing locations that most boats can’t excess, giving our clients the best possible chance to catch that fish of a lifetime.

The fully air-conditioned enclosed flybridge offers shade and coolness from the sun in the tropics, which is a massive comfort on it’s own. The rear seats of the flybridge become the best seats in the house while watching the lures and unlike most boats of this size, there’s plenty of room for like minded anglers to join you.

Speedy head turner

​With her tall shiny black marlin tower and stunning silver coloured hull, Fascination II turns heads everywhere she goes. Powered by twin 970 hp MTU 2000 series engines that push her along very nicely with a top end speed of 34 knots and a comfortable cruising speed of 22 knots.

At these speeds Fascination II can have you at the Great Barrier Reef in no time.

Equipped for all fishing

She’s equipped with all the amenities and caters for all types of fishing. From reef fishing for delicious coral trout, red emperor, to popping for giant trevally or trolling for the pelagic species like spanish mackerel, yellow fin tuna, black marlin and sailfish.

Fascination II is a very versatile sports fishing vessel with many custom built features to suit fishing requirements. For your comfort the boat is fully air-conditioned throughout the accommodation and saloon areas.

51 Riviera

Meet Fascination II

The story

Fascination II was commissioned in 2006 at the Sydney International Boat Show by Riviera Luxury Yachts who partnered up with MTU to design a serious game fishing cruiser to showcase to the world their ability to build a prestigious game boat. Her name is derived from MTU’s motto FASCINATION WITH POWER and is the second of four boats built during with their joint venture together.

Under the watchful eye of legendary marlin fishing captain Bobby Jones, the riviera boat was specifically customised to suit serious offshore fishing charters and in her first two years Fascination II steamed between many boat shows including Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast then up the coastline to Lizard Island. She then went on to fish 2006 and 2007 heavy tackle seasons in Cairns and with a handful of GRANDERS under her belt, she definitely raised the bar and matched it with the top of the charter fleet at the time.

Fascination II is a great example of what Riviera boats can achieved through a specific customisation even though they are not renowned for building hard core fishing boats.

The Riviera Flagship

The Riviera flag ship boat of game fishing has a luxurious silver platinum hull enclosed flybridge Riviera 51 powered by twin 8V MTU 2000 series engines, she’s fitted with twin disc quick shift gear boxes & topped off with a tall shiny black marlin tower. With a top end speed of 33 knots and a comfortable cruising speed of 22 knots. At these speeds She is fully equipped for offshore sports fishing in mind & with many extras being added to suit the offshore fishing charters off the Queensland coast line.

Fascinating Fishing Features

She features: fuel capacity (3700L), water decelenator, four control stations, live bait tank, Aqualuma blue underwater lights, Furuno GPS chart plotter/fish finder/radar/auto pilot (3 screens in the bridge x 1 in the tower), ample refrigeration (5 fridges, 3 freezers plus ice maker) Bose surround sound system, 65″TV with blue ray player & much much more. (The Riviera boat is built to fight all while providing guests with all the plush creature comforts?)

The Riviera’s accommodation consists of three cabins & two bathrooms. The master stateroom is situated in the bow with it’s own bathroom, the port side cabin houses two bunks & the starboard side has three and also has a very generous sized bathroom for the guests. The vessel is also fully air-conditioned throughout the three cabins, saloon area & as well as the enclosed flybridge. The very spacious flybridge offers shade & coolness from the sun in the tropics, which is a massive comfort on it’s own. The rear seats of the flybridge lounge become the best seats in the house while watching the baits or lures & unlike most boats of this size, there’s plenty of room for like minded anglers to join you.  

Fascination II now resides in Port Of Airlie Marina in the heart of the Whitsundays.


Boat Name: Fascination II

Registration Number: 27207QC

Make: Riviera 51 Enclosed Flybridge 2006

Hull Number: 102

Length: 17.73m – 58’8”

Beam: 4.93m – 16’2”

Draft: 1.38m – 4’6”

Engine: Twin MTU 8V-2000 970 HP

Transmission: Twin Disc Quick Shift

Maximum Speed: 34 Knots

Cruising Speed: 24 Knots

Fuel Capacity: 3700 L

Fresh Water Capacity: 600 L

Desalination Unit: 120 lph

Berths: 8

Fascination II Captain Russell Hicks and Billfish Babe Marlene Hicks Topnotch Game Fishing Airlie Beach
Team Fascination II

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