Powered by two 225Hp Honda Four Stroke Outboard Motors, it carries a full array of electronics for safety and convenience. EPIRB, radar, colour sounders, GPS plotter, HF, VHF and 27 meg marine radios, marine toilet, freshwater tank, galley and sink all add to the creature comforts.
Cruising speed is around 20 knots with a top speed of nearly 30 knots!!
Originally commissioned by the Queensland Fisheries, it served it's early years on Patrol in the wilds of North Queensland and the Cape York Areas. Purchased in 1998 by its present owners it was brought to Batemans Bay where it has resided and been servicing the Batemans Bay Fishing Community ever since.
Its twin hull 'catamaran' design delivers a very stable ride and platform from which to fish with a wide beam and flat deck. Fishing from the covered aft cockpit you're shaded from the sun and protected by the bulwark while cushioned seats give a nice level of comfort.
Having seating available inside the cabin, protection from the elements is available should rain or wind appear.
Outrigger poles enable multiple line trolling if desired with a live bait tank built in to the rear transom.
Batemans Bay Fishing's M.V. Jean Marie is licenced to carry up to 14 people but we normally keep our fishing numbers down to much less than that to maximise your comfort and fishing pleasure.
About Jean Marie...
Batemans Bay Fishing's skipper, Tony Travers, is one of the most qualified and experienced within the fishing charters fleet at Batemans Bay on the South Coast of NSW Australia.
Tony was born in Batemans Bay and has been fishing in the Bay all his life. With such great local knowledge, Tony almost always manages to find the fish. For the past 19 years Tony has been involved in the Fishing Charter business and has skippered various boats during that time.
For comfort and stability Tony definitely regards the M.V. Jean Marie as the best fishing charter boat he has skippered.
Tony loves to target Snapper and Mako sharks. The satisfaction of helping people to catch their first snapper is a very rewarding aspect of the job as is the very enjoyable part of meeting so many different and interesting people.
Batemans Bay is a popular holiday resort town and fishing destination surrounded by nature - National Parks, Mountains, the Clyde River & it's easily navigable estuarys, the Bay itself and the open Sea. Batemans Bay is in the Eurobodalla Shire (Naturecoast) of the South Coast NSW Australia and is famous for it's all year round great fishing.
Located just 1 & 1/2 hours from Canberra in the ACT and approximately 4 hours south of Sydney NSW Australia. Whether you come for a day, a week or longer - you will always want to stay on.
Local Batemans Bay amenities include great shopping, restaurants, entertainment and tourism attractions of all varieties.