Crabber pair for Two Gulfs Crab
The two new crabbers will replace the company’s current pair of crabbing boats. Image: Calibre Marine

Crabber pair for Two Gulfs Crab

Adelaide-based Calibre Marine has secured an order for a pair of 20 metre fishing vessels for Two Gulfs Crab.

The yard’s long-term clients Dennis and Karen Holder who already operate Silver Spectre and Tenacity, Australia’s largest crabbing vessels, went back to the team at Calibre Marine for construction of their new pair of Calibre CM60EXT crab boats.

The two newbuilds are expected to replace their current vessels Silver Spectre and Tenacity, which currently operate out of Port Adelaide and Wallaroo SA.

Designed by Oceantech, the new vessels are a lengthened version of the evolved CM60 design developed primarily for rock lobster and blue crab fishing, featuring a flared bow incorporating a spray knuckle, clean working deck and efficient hull form.

The design is versatile enough to be configurable for a multitude of operations and offered as a high quality turnkey package by Calibre.

Each of the new vessels will be powered by a single Scania diesel driving through a ZF gearbox and a five-bladed fixed-pitch propeller with an articulated rudder. Cummins Onan will provide the onboard power generation for hotel loads and refrigeration.