State of the art Sea Darwin Vessels

Features

Features

  • Sun canopy
  • Toilet
  • Bow or midship loading
  • Large LCD display screen for sonar or USB
  • Sonar and stereo
  • Dive capable

The MV Snubfin

The MV SnubFin was Sea Darwin’s first vessel, commissioned for the express purpose of Darwin Harbour cruises. It was designed for Darwin’s coastal conditions by Gavin Mair of Western Australia, and constructed by GS Marine in Darwin and launched in July 2008. MV Snubfin is solid ‘RIB” all aluminium construction, 10m in length and surveyed to carry 21 passengers offshore and 25 passengers inshore. It is powered by twin 300hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboards which makes it capable of 40 knots. Its speed and comfort across tropical waters enables passengers to have an exhilarating ride at one with the elements.

The name “Snubfin” comes from Australia’s only endemic species of dolphin. A family of these shy dolphins reside in Darwin Harbour. These dolphins are distinctive because of their dugong like snub nose. Their facial features are quite different to other species of dolphins, and if you privileged enough to meet them, you will see that they always seem to have a smile on their face.


Features

  • Sun canopy
  • Toilet
  • Bow or midship loading
  • Large LCD display screen for sonar or USB
  • Sonar and stereo
  • All weather clears

The MV Flatback

The MV Flatback was commissioned in 2016. It was designed and built for Darwin’s coastal conditions by Stephen Plummer of Woody Marine Fabrications in Brisbane. Flatback is solid ‘RIB” all aluminium construction, 13m in length and surveyed to carry 32 passengers off shore and 38 inshore. It is powered by triple 300hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboards which makes it capable of 40 knots. After years of providing marine tourism services on the NT coast, this second vessel is specially constructed to ensure speed and comfort across tropical waters.

The name “Flatback” comes from Australia’s only endemic species of turtle. These are they only marine going turtles that call Australia home, and we are privileged to show visitors these ancient mariners on our Turtle Tracks cruise during the dry season months.

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