If you are looking for a no nonsense, robust offshore fishing boat then look no further. Ratua is built to survey standard with no expense spared. With New Zealand taxes paid and at a build cost of over $1,100,000NZD this boat represents great value.
Both the design and execution are of top quality ensuring that she is ideally suited for NZ and Island Cruising. Barnett is well known for his offshore and onshore vessels and government patrol boats.
The painted finish on the topsides, flybridge and interior is impressive. The alloy workmanship is so good it looks like fiberglass.
The 8mm alloy hull is driven with oversized drive shafts by twin 8.3 litre 500 hp Cummins engines. A dual nav station and bow thruster makes maneuvering easier than ever.
A bait tank, tuna tubes, large freezer and chiller, game chair, outriggers and more mean she is fully kitted for game fishing. The large workable cockpit is ideal for commercial or private use, and very well designed for game fishing.
Plenty of seating in the enclosed fly bridge open onto the bridge deck aft, with an additional bench seat and tender storage.
The cabin layout sleeps 4 and additional 3 in the main saloon with the salon seating dropping down into a large double bed. The large saloon is great for entertaining with an open bench galley.
Some more great features include:
- An 8mm alloy hull with oversized drive shafts
- removable electric tender launching davit
- Bilge system has an additional manual system
- Custom air intakes for engine room underneath interior sides of cockpit
- Large underfloor storage
- Twin anchors
- Low maintenance commercial flooring throughout cabin and flybridge
- Large Fuel Bladders available to be fitted on the aft deck for superior range.
Laying at Ratua Island, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. Viewing is available with a stay at the Ratua Island resort.