"She runs dry and soft.  Askari is a special boat"

Corey Hard

"There's something out there...."

Corey Hard

"We just had the best day, big fish and blue water"

Ed Byrne

"That fish just went absolutely crazy"

Jason Klaas

"It's a very big girl and definitely green..."

Johno

"We're not here to $%#! Spiders"

Jimmy

"Elephants eat jellybeans!"

Johno

'Askari' - Assegai 55 Custom

 
'Askari' is the second last custom Assegai to come from Barry Martin’s shed on the Gold Coast.
 
The Assegai hull form has become synonymous with fishing and charter operations out of Cairns.  Assegai's are reknown for their speed, seakeeping qualities and soft, dry ride in the punishing trade wind conditions outside the Ribbon Reefs. 
 
Her strength is derived from her female molded Western Red Cedar strip plank construction.  This technique requires skill and is labour intensive but provides the lightest and strongest hull required for constant offshore work.  A unique design feature is the convex and slightly raised transom which means she can back down hard in rough sea safely. She is fitted out with state of the art electronics and equipment including sonar, watermakers, icemakers, livebait tanks, tuna tubes, twin Gensets, disco lights and 1015hp Caterpillar C18's
 
Askari has been specified, designed and built by uncompromising craftsmen searching for perfection. The functionality and attention to detail is breathtaking and anyone with experience will step onboard and quickly grasp how special this boat is.  To see her at full throttle click here
 
If in range you can find our location at www.marinetraffic.com and the page for Askari.

 

Askari Assegai 55 Custom Hardcore
 
 
 

ASKARI - LAUNCH 2009
MAKE ASSEGAI
OVERALL LENGTH 16.75m (55 FEET)
BEAM 4.77m (15 FEET 7ins)
DRAFT 1.2m (4 FEET)
DEADRISE 21-Degrees Constant
ENGINES 2 x CATERPILLAR C18
RATED HP 1015hp @ 2350rpm
DESALINIATOR 260Lph
GENSETS 2 x ONAN 11KVA GE NS
TRANSMISSION TWIN DISC MGX 5153A300 Quick Shift
PROPELLERS VEEM 4 Blade Interceptors 34.24'
DIESEL CONSUMPTION CRUISE 280LPH @ 25knots (1850rpm)
DIESEL CONSUMPTION TROLL 13LPH @7.5knots
DIESEL CONSUMPTION WOT 400LPH @37knots (2350 rpm)
FUEL CAPACITY 6000 Litres
FRESH WATER CAPACITY 1000 Litres
BERTHS 8 (1xDBL, 6xSgl)
SPEED (LIGHT SHIP) 37 KNOTS
CRUISE 25 KNOTS
SURVEY USL 2B SURVEY FOR 10+2

HARDCORE GAMEFISHING TEAM
Captain:        Corey Hard +61 (0)433 747 413
Enquiries:     Colin Hard
enquiries@hardcoregamefishing.com.au

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