Fully converted Dutch Steel Beam Trawler
Suitable for: - Guard Vessel Duties/
Dive support/Survey/Expedition/Rescue Vessel/Tourism/Charter
Also suitable for Live Aboard or Extended Cruising
All the conversion work has been professionally undertaken and the vessel has an M.C.A. Class 2 Coding which includes compliance with European legislation implementing the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.
The MCA conducted a full hull ultrasound survey in June 2016.
Since the completion of her refit Western Star has been involved commercially in ornithological scientific survey work, guard boat duties and tourism. She was also used on a long-term charter bringing guests from Liverpool via France, Portugal and Morocco to Barcelona where she is currently berthed.
All the work undertaken has been inspected by a representative of the MCA (Maritime Coastguard Agency) and the vessel awarded a class 2 commercial coding which is also compliant with the UK national legislation implementing the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. Thereby enabling Western Star to operate commercially in non-British waters.
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The propulsion engine is a Caterpillar 3406B. This engine has only run for 7,000 hours.
The on board generator comprises of a Deutz engine TD2009L04 with a Newage Stamford alternator providing 22.7kVA/kW Prime – Single Phase, 230V, 50Hz, 1500rpm, 1.0pf. This generator was purchased new from AJ Powers and installed in 2010.
The Western Star has undergone a major transformation but has none the less maintained all the toughness, strength and sea keeping capabilities that were essential to her during her fishing years. Her main fish and ice hold has been converted to accommodate 8 clients, guests, friends or family in comfort. The crew’s quarters which originally slept 4 has now been converted to accommodate 2 with en-suite shower and toilet facilities. In total, there are four toilets aboard and three showers.
In addition, Western Star has been used as a filming platform for a television documentary and as a dive boat. Her large clear decks and a low free board together with her ability to remain over a dive site for extended periods make her most suitable for this purpose.
With a fully equipped galley including cooker, oven hob extractor, 2 fridges, 2 freezers, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave all operating from a 24kva generator at 240volts, living on board is like a home from home. The high quality of the accommodation makes the vessel perfect for extended periods at sea
The vessel is equipped with all the safety equipment required to comply with the M.C.A .Class 2 Coding and all safety equipment was inspected by the M.C.A. Inspector in May 2016
4ft Open Array Radar Antenna NX12A
Radar Antenna Gearbox RSB-0070
Radar Processor RSM-001
Radar Monitor FRS1000-
Satellite Compass Antenna SC 303
Satellite Compass SC50 (SC110)
10.4” Colour LCD GPS WAAS Chart Plotter
Furuno NX300D Dual Frequency NAVTEX Receiver
GPS/WAAS Antenna GP 320B
NAVpilot-500 (522) NAVpilot-500
10.4” Colour LCD Sounder FRS1000-C
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