Custom build 34 Pirate Sports Fisher
It’s A Pirate’s Life At Sea
The Pirate is a custom build 34 ft sports fisher built locally in Cairns in 2003. Made by an experienced marlin captain Brad Craft, who teamed up with master boatbuilder Dick Ward in 1999. Between them, they produced four sports fishing boats under the PIRATE brand. Two 31 footers and two 34 footers. The Pirate and Saltaire (34 ft game boats) are well-known in the Cairns sports fishing industry as excellent fish raisers.
This model has proven its sea-keeping ability in rough seas and agile, precise manoeuvrability to chase down a billfish quickly. With her good looks to match, the 34 footer certainly grabs the attention of many keen light tackle anglers. The boat is powered by twin Cummins B Series 280hp turbocharged six-cylinder diesel and fitted with Twin Disc gearboxes to control the transmission. With a comfortable cruising speed of 20 knots, we will have you at the fishing grounds in no time at all.
Onboard there are high-quality GARMIN electronics fitted to ensure safe navigating at all times and of course, to find those fish off course. The vessel offers comfort and convenience; there is a toilet/shower, bar fridge in the galley. The open style shaded saloon has two spacious L-shaped lounge seats on both sides of the boat, making it ideal for watching all the fishing action. The vessel is a little over 10 metres long, and can cater for up to 8 passengers with two crew and is in class 2C survey on day charters.
The Pirate Specifications
- Boat Name: The Pirate
- Registration Number: 430688
- Make: 34 Pirate 2003 Sports Fisher
- LOA: 9.90m
- Beam: 3.2m
- Draft: 0.8m
- Engines: 2 x Cummins B Series – 280hp turbocharged 6 cylinders diesels
- Transmission: Twin Disc
- Electronics: GARMIN
- Fuel Capacity: 1300 L
- Fresh Water Capacity: 400 L
- Berths: 4
- Guest Accommodation: V berth with 2 x singles and 2 x single bunks starboard side.
For all charter information and prices, please head to Hamilton Island Fishing Charters.