The Fishing Vessel

The fishing vessel Seafarer II is a 50 foot, (15 m) commercial charter and fishing vessel operating in Kaikoura. It has a fully enclosed cabin as well as outside coverings to ensure passenger comfort and safety.

Originally built in Australia for Commercial fishing, it was then converted and used as a Whale Watching boat. After sailing to New Zealand in 2007 it returned to fishing. It was then purchased by Seamist fishing as it was perfectly suited to provide space and comfort for passengers while being a practical fishing boat.

The deck is spacious and comfortably fishes up to 15 people at any time.
Surveyed and licensed by Maritime New Zealand to carry 20 passengers and 3 crew.

Onboard facilities

Onboard facilities include BBQ, Galley, & toilet

We provide:

  • All fishing equipment including; rods, reels, bait, tackle, and gimble belts
  • All safety equipment including lifejackets
  • B.B.Q. breakfast (full day charter)
  • Tea and coffee


Built by: Sambrailo, Freemantle
Year built: 1986
Construction: Timber
Engines: 2 x 375 hp Volvo
Max Speed: 17.5 knots
Cruising Speed: 13 knots
Radio: 2 x VHF
Radar: Furuno 24 mile dayview
G.P.S. Plotter: Furuno GP 7000
Sounder: Koden Colour
Auto Pilot: Mini Resco