Up for Sale, a fully operational "Walk in, Walk out" (GST Exempt) Charter Boat business in beautiful Port Macquarie. Owners have committed to work in Western Australia, so this strong Fishing Charter Business is up for a once in a lifetime opportunity sale. Work as much or as little as you like.
Business has endless opportunities for growth with strong vessel survey numbers and a booming domestic tourism sector post covid, now is the time to get in. Get in quick to be operating over the Christmas holiday period with plenty of forward bookings.
Boat's primary charter operation is Deep Sea Fishing, but is also used for NSW TAFE commercial training, marine tourism, Whale Watching, Sight Seeing Tours, ROV/Survey work, River Fishing and Private charters (Spreading of Ashes, photo shoots etc).
1996 11.75m Cougar Cat, only requires a Coxswain ticket to drive. NSW Maritime Bar endorsement for the Hastings River is required, can help with crossings to be signed off. Up stairs flybridge steering station makes parking a breeze.
Powered by twin Yanmar 213KW 6LYA-STP (2013 models) which were recently fully serviced by an authorised Yanmar service team. Cruises at 16knots, top speed of 26 knots.
In Current AMSA 1C Survey for 18 + 2. Plus Certificate of Operation. Periodic survey completed on the 11/11/2020
Safety Equipment - As per Survey requirements including new float free epirb.
Vessel will come fully slipped, ready for the silly season. Booked in on the 7/12/2020 at Port Macquarie Slipways. Out of water inspection possible in the afternoon of the 8th of December.
Electronics include 2 x Furuno CMAP NavNets and 1 x Garmin Echomap Plus 75CV, 1 VHF Radio, 1 Furuno surface Water Temperature gauge, Simrad Autopilot (not operational, needs a new pump), Ennerdrive Inverter.
Fully setup for operation including Electric Windless, toilet, live bait tank, tuna tower, 3 fish boxes, outriggers.
In the last 12 months has had a new Toilet fitted, 4 new crank/start Batteries, New Fusion FM stereo, New Morse Control Cables and much more.
Digital Safety Management System written by current owner will be included in sale, will just require new owners to update with their details.
2 years old with easy 50% Market Share already, only 1 direct competitor. Huge room for growth. Many return local and out of town clients including local fishing clubs.
NSW Tafe charters the boat every fortnight during school semester for 4 hours to conduct commercial vessel assessments. Post Covid, domestic travel is booming, with Port Macquarie being only 4.5 hours from Sydney, makes it the perfect weekend getaway.
5 Star reviews on Google, Facebook, and TripAdvisor.
Website, Business Phone number, Facebook account, Instagram account, TripAdvisor account all included in sale. 100's of brochures printed ready to go. Uniforms can be ordered direct from local company. Digital Logo's, photos, promo videos included. Square POS card reader also available.
NSW Charter Fishing Boat Licence included worth over $30000. Licence is for 4 categories, 14 offshore and 22 in the river. NSW Fisheries have ceased releasing new licences.
Current deckhand is the best in the business and willing to stay on. Highly experienced, Casual Skipper available as well.
Thousands of dollars of Shimano Fishing rods and other tackle included, as well as chest freezer, bait, various tools and spares. Full inventory will be in Sales contract or by request.
Business has recently moved to an online booking system through fareharbour. Com. Full training can be provided free of charge by them, if wanting to keep installed.
This is a readymade business! Ready for new owners to walk in, operate and add their own touch. Current Owners committed to work in Western Australia, and with border closures, unfortunately time has come to sell. Full hand over and assistance will be available for buyer. Business is being sold as a going concern, so no GST applicable. Company ute available upon negioation. 2012 Nissan Navara STX 550 model. Out of water inspection welcome on the 8th December in Port Macquarie on completion of annual slipping.
Please email enquiries first to arrange phone appointment as owner does not always have phone service.
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