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    FV Frontier

    FV Frontier

    Launched 10 August 2004.

    The first steel was cut in November 2002, and steady progress was made throughout the 19 month build period, culminating in the finished vessel.

    It is believed that the FV Frontier will revolutionise the mindset for“small boat” fishing in New Zealand. It has been specifically designed to fish the varied
    conditions and fishing grounds particular to the East Coast South Island of New Zealand, ranging in depth from 10m to 1200m.

    Economic operation within a wide range of fishing areas, from traditional inshore “market” fishing through to deepsea/ offshore fisheries, means that it has the capabilities to handle high volume fish such as Squid, Hoki, and Red Cod in season, while also maintaining the ability to operate with smaller quantities of traditionally higher value / market species such as Flat Fish, Gurnard, Tarakihi, etc.

    The range and specifications of the equipment fitted to this vessel mean that it will be unlike any other small fishing vessel operating in New Zealand at this time, although Stark Bros Ltd seek to change this and are actively looking at the prospects of additional design and build contracts along similar lines to this vessel for pro-active medium and large fishing companies operating within the Inshore and Middle Depth Fisheries.

    A Big Little Ship —This trawler  incorporates features traditionally reserved for the large factory fishing trawlers, and this vessel will deliver quality and economy that can only lead to increased profitability.


    Type of craft:


    In Survey to:

    NZ Offshore Fishing Vessel

    Home Port:

    Lyttelton, New Zealand


    Randolph Fishing Ltd


    Ocean Fisheries Ltd Designer / Builder: Stark Bros Ltd.

    Construction Material:


    Length Overall:

    19.15 m

    Design Water Length:

    18.444 m


    6.120 m


    3.100 m


    146.00 Tonne

    Free Running Speed:

    10.4 knots

    Main Engine:

    Caterpillar 3412E 474kW (635 HP) @ 1500 rpm


    Hundested Marine Gear CPG-32 3.96:1


    Hundested Variable Pitch 9½” Hub, 1.6m diameter, 4 blade propeller.


    Hydraulic with Stark Bros Steering Nozzle


    JRC JMA 5110 Black Box, 10kW, 72 mile


    Saura MR-150

    Depth Sounder:

    Simrad EQ60 - 38/200 Khz & combi wide 38 Khz transducers.


    Wesmar HD800/110 – 8”

    Radio SSB:

    RC JSB 196

    Radio VHF:

    Simrad RT62:F

    Auto Pilot:

    imrad AP50.


    JRC JLR-10 GPS Compass with display

    Chart Plotting:

    MaxSea Pro v10, 2D & 3D with PBG

    Trawl Instrumentation:

    Simrad ITI

    Watch Alarm:



    NAT S/Find GPIRB11 CAT 1

    Mains Power Supply:

    M/E Shaft driven Stamford 175kva 400v 3P 50Hz

    Trawl Winches:

    Stark Bros Hydraulic split winches, computer controlled, auto scrolling/wire counting, 13 tonne x 2500m x 16mm wire per winch

    Cod End Winches:

    1 x 9 tonne Pullmaster M18, 1 x 3 tonne Brevini EC 3045

    Unloading Winch:

    Titan Planetary TH 1 Hydraulic Winch

    Net Rollers:

    Stark Bros - 1 x Main, and 1 x spare net roller

    Fish Hold:

    75 cubic metres capacity


    North Star 5 SS, Salt Water Ice Maker 2.6t/24hr and Cold Wall Refrigeration Plates in Fish Hold


    International Paints


    RFD Surviva 8 man SOLAS A pack

    Fuel Capacity:

    17,500 litres

    Fresh Water Capacity:

    3,500 litres

    Lube Oil Capacity:

    ,800 litres

    Waste Water Capacity:

    00 litres

    Hydraulic Oil Capacity:

    2,200 litres





    14 May 2015


    Boat Building

    Who We Are?

    Family owned and operated marine specialists serving the marine industry from the Port of Lyttelton since 1958.


    Our Location

    Stark Bros Limited

    11 Cyrus Williams Quay
    PO Box 144, Lyttelton 8841
    New Zealand

    Phone: +64 3 328 85500

    Fax: +64 3 328 8791

    Email: info@starkbros.co.nz