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Moonshine

Custom Built 40 Black Watch Sports Fisher

Topnotch Game Fishing introduces you to their newest addition to the Hicks fleet. “Moonshine”, a Black Watch 40, is acclaimed as an Australian premier game boat of its size. “Moonshine” is the perfect blend of seakeeping, creature comforts and exceptional fishing ability.

The Hull Design:

First and foremost, the hull is meticulously designed to handle rough seas and deliver a stable ride. Moreover, it features a deep V-hull configuration, allowing it to effortlessly cut through waves and provide a comfortable experience, even in challenging windy weather conditions. Furthermore, this expertly crafted design is optimised perfectly for offshore fishing and game pursuits. As a result, you can expect exceptional performance and reliability on your fishing adventures.

Fishing Features:

When it comes to fishing features, “Moonshine” has it all. Firstly, the vessel offers a spacious cockpit area with ample fishing rod holders, allowing you to bring along multiple rods and easily access them whenever needed. Furthermore, you’ll find a convenient live bait tank and a well-equipped workstation, providing everything you need for a successful fishing expedition.

In addition to these features, “Moonshine” comes equipped with a cockpit freezer and refrigeration, ensuring your catch stays fresh throughout your journey. Moreover, the vessel boasts a Black Marlin Tuna Tower, granting the captain an elevated vantage point for spotting fish and increasing your chances of a fruitful fishing trip. Additionally, the inclusion of underwater lights on the boat serves as an excellent tool for attracting fish, making your fishing experience even more exciting and rewarding.

Black Watch Performance:

The boat is known for its excellent performance capabilities. The vessel is powered by Twin 480 hp Cummins QSC 6-cylinder diesel mains, providing excellent speed and maneuverability to travel to the fishing grounds.

Cabin and Amenities:

Although the Moonshine Black Watch 40 is primarily designed for fishing, it doesn’t compromise comfort for extended trips. Firstly, the vessel offers a cozy cabin area with a range of amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. The V berth cabin features both a single and a double bed, providing flexible sleeping arrangements for your convenience. Additionally, the starboard cabin offers two single beds, perfect for accommodating additional guests or crew members.

Moreover, the saloon is fully air-conditioned, allowing you to escape the heat and relax in comfort. Inside, you’ll find two comfortable lounges and a dining table, creating a welcoming space for meals and relaxation. Furthermore, the galley is thoughtfully equipped with a fridge, microwave, and ample pantry space, ensuring you have all the necessary facilities to prepare and store your meals during your journey.

Vessel Specifications

  • Registration Number: 429847
  • Make: 1999 40 Blackwatch Sports Fisher
  • LOA: 11.9 m
  • Beam: 4.08 m
  • Draft: 1.2m
  • Engines: Twin 480 hp Cummins QSC 6-cylinder diesel mains
  • Transmission: ZF Gearboxes fly by wire
  • Cruising Speed – 20 knots
  • Electronics: GARMIN
  • Diesel Fuel Capacity: 1500 L
  • Fresh Water Capacity: 400 L
  • Berths: 4
  • Guest Accommodation:
  • V berth has a double bed & 1 x single bed. Starboard cabin 2 x singles
  • Galley – fridge & microwave
  • Fully Air-conditioned
  • 6.5 KVA Generator
  • Cockpit Refrigeration/Freezer
  • Cockpit Work Station – custom made from Insalt Marine
  • Live Bait Tank
  • Underwater lights
  • Reelax Outriggers
  • New teak deck – mid 2023

The vessel underwent an extensive refit in 2023 when purchased by Russell & Marlene Hicks. Also, available for charters is “The Pirate”.

Moonshine interior