Offshore Albacore tuna trolling

A highly skilled and timeless fishing profession deserving of the best. 

Be part of the SOLUTION not part of the PROBLEM !

New Zealand designed modern sail assisted Tuna Troller fishing vessel. Ergonomically focussed and worked in a very clever blending of many features considering crew and catching efficiency and thus raising the bar a notch or two for at sea time working.

.... featuring a new sail-assisted FISHING VESSEL design now with two PANGA day dories additional catching power and so Honouring / Replicating the Portuguese, and men of many nations, Grand Bank's Schooner men of yesteryear fishing far offshore and working from a Mother ship daily harvesting the elusive Tuna's so prized as human nourishment in this fishery in this instance from this design by a Fisherman and for Fishermen.

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Back to the Future

Sea Fever 

I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,

And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,

And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide

Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;

And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,

And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,

To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;

And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,

And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

John Masefield

Safety - Comfort - Efficiency

Fuel cost savings, quiet while underway and an easy superb Hull action at sea offshore making this unique design highly desirable for many other marine use operations to be considered too.

This design is also focussed on a stand alone philosophy of independence ie; upper mast section can be raised or lowered onboard. Wide keel base will support careening for between tide bottom maintenance.

Aesthetically pleasing in profile, cost effective to construct in pre-cut Corten steel components, and a vessel that will be rewarding to own and operate for fleet or individual vessels.

Estimated building cost ready to fish for this specialised vessel in Troll line fishing mode is approx NZD $750,000 per vessel (built in a New Zealand shipyard) in steel construction.

Donations for construction of vessels, share purchase per vessel, hands on participation for suitable applicants and profit sharing investment are on offer here to interested persons or companies. On board training to Marine and fishing qualifications is proposed.


2014 Announcing


 PANGA craft arriving in New Zealand from 3.6 M to 9.0 M in eight models