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Article: Nightime is primetime [Blue Water Magazine, Sept/Oct 2001].
Article: Gone fishin' lately? [NZ Marine Scene Magazine, Sept/Oct 2001].
Article: Primetime for broadbill [NZ Fishing News Magazine, Aug 2001].
Article: Boat Feature - Primetime  [NZ Marine Scene Magazine, Xmas 2000].
Information: The New Zealand Marlin Fishery.
Information: The New Zealand Broadbill Swordfish Fishery.

Welcome Aboard.


The main saloon of PRIMETIME is tastefully furnished and spacious, which provides a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for all occasions, whether it's watching your favourite video and relaxing, or participating in a management strategic planning session.

PRIMETIME provides a modern superbly appointed galley, complete with household size fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, oven, gas hobs and complemented by a cockpit barbecue for those summer evenings.

Spacious accommodation allows for overnight or extended trips. With five single berths and two queen size beds, guests can be comfortably accommodated to unwind at any time. Both of the cabins with queen beds are fitted with personal televisions.

With two toilets and showers (one forward,  one aft) a hot shower is available anytime with unlimited fresh water for everyone.

The boat is equipped with state of the art Furuno computer navigation, fish sounders and spacious seating for 12 guests. The flybridge has been given special consideration in seating design to ensure the anglers don't miss the moment and excitement as the marlin strikes and the fight begins .

Vessel Specifications
Designed/Built: Salthouse Marine Group Limited.
Survey: For 200 miles offshore.
LOA: 18 meters / 58 ft.
Beam: 5 meters / 16.6 ft.
Draft: 1 meter / 3.2 ft.
Displacement: 23 tonnes.
Engines: 2 x Scania 690 hp down rated for commercial use.
Underwater exhausts: Specially designed to eliminate diesel fumes and noise.
Cruise Speed: 22 knots.
Cockpit: 200 sq. ft area with underfloor chiller for whole marlin.
Bathrooms: 2 x showers and 2 x toilets.
Water Maker: Dolphin 800 US gallons / 3600 liters per day.
Dive Compressor: Coltri Sub.
Galley: Household size fridge / freezer, dishwasher, microwave, gas hobs, and electric oven.
Accommodation: Four cabins complete with 2 x Queen size beds and five single beds.
Televisions: Fitted in each double room and the main saloon.
Saloon: Television, video player, CD player, large seating and entertaining area.
Flybridge: Fridge / freezer, CD player, wash basin and seating for 12 guests.
Electronics: Furuno computer navigation, weather fax, Furuno fish finder, VHF radios, SSB radio, digital sea temperature gauges, 2 x GPS, autopilot, Mathers electronic controls, Furuno 64 Nm radar and log distance reader.
Conifer Lane, R.D.1, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Phone/Fax ++64 9 407 1299, Mobile ++64 27 487 0344
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