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    FV Legacy - 16.8m Steel Fishing Trawler

    FV Legacy was officially Launched 21/2/2012. The name “Legacy” has been chosen in recognition of the legacy that Frank Stark left us all when he passed away on 21/5/2008 having created successful Boat Building, Ship Repair, Transport, and Commercial Fishing businesses.


    We also know that on this special occasion Frank Stark would have been quick to recognise the big part that family and loyal staff played in enabling the businesses to operate and grow.

    And when it comes to staff, none come to mind more than John Hall for the very special part he has played in these businesses.

    John started with Stark Bros in 1963 and has been actively involved with all boats built, so with the launching of FV Legacy and John’s coinciding retirement on 24/2/2012, the name is also a reflection of the legacy that John leaves with us.

    Continuing the legacy theme, Elizabeth (Liz) Stark will perform the official launching duties — the 2nd occasion on which she has had this honour.

    The first time as Liz Read — Frank’s fiancée in 1967, Liz launched the FV Bluewater — the 1st commercial fishing boat Stark’s built for their own fishing operations some 45 years ago.

    The FV Legacy is fully equipped with a variable pitch propeller, onboard salt water ice maker, computer controlled split hydraulic winches with auto scrolling, and will fish alongside our other vessels — FV Frontier, FV Jubilee and FV Nessie J on the East Coast South Island, fishing depths from 10m to about 500m.

    We are also extremely excited to have commissioned Electronic Navigation to supply and install their 160khz WASSP — Wide Angle Sonar complete with advanced Navigator 2D/3D seabed profiling software.

    We trialed this equipment on another vessel and were immediately impressed and see this as a breakthrough fishing tool, collecting and retaining an array of information then converting it and displaying as easily understood 3D imagery — well done to Electronic Navigation a strong NZ Owned and Operated Company.

    We understand the FV Legacy is the first commercial fishing trawler in NZ to have the system installed — once again Stark Bros Ltd are showing leadership in technology on their vessels.

    This vessel, as with our other vessels will also be running on high blend BioDiesel (B60) supplied by Biodiesel New Zealand (a subsidiary of Solid Energy NZ).


    Type of craft:

    Stern Trawler

    In Survey to:

    NZ Offshore Fishing Vessel 200nm

    Home Port:

    Lyttelton, NZ


    Randolph Fishing Ltd


    Ocean Fisheries Ltd

    MNZ #:


    Radio Call Sign:


    Fishing Number:


    Designer and Builder:

    Stark Bros Ltd.

    Construction Material:


    Length Overall:


    Design Water Length:







    115 Tonne

    Free Running Speed:

    9 knots

    Main Engine:

    SCANIA DI12 59M 350 HP @ 1800 rpm


    Hundested Marine Gear CPG-32 9.05:1


    Hundested Variable Pitch 9½ HP/HP, 1800mm diameter, 3 blade, LH Propeller

    Bollard Pull:

    6.4 tonnes @ 1800 rpm


    Kohler Marine genset 28EF02D 3 phase, 28 KVA


    Hydraulic operated single blade rudder


    Stark Bros Fixed Nozzle


    Furuno ARPA Radar M1835, 36nm colour radar


    Saura MR-150

    Depth Sounder:

    Furuno FCV295-NT


    WASSP WMB-160F Multi-beam sonar

    Radio SSB:

    Icom IC-M801E SSB Radio

    Radio VHF:

    Uniden Oceanus UM415 VHF Radio

    Auto Pilot:

    Furuno Nav pilot 700


    Furuno SC-30 Sat Compass

    Chart Plotting:

    SeaPlot PRO

    Watch Alarm:

    BHM autopilot watch-keeping alarm


    Kannad 406 float free

    Trawl Winches:

    Stark Bros Hydraulic split winches, computer controlled, auto scrolling/wire counting,1800m x 14mm wire per winch

    Cod End Winches:

    2 x Rotzler TC2

    Unloading Winch:

    1 x Rotzler TH1

    Net Rollers:

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

    Fish Hold:

    40 cubic metres capacity


    Brema Saltwater Ice Maker, 1500kg /24hr and cold wall refrigeration panels in fish hold


    International Paints


    RFD Surviva 4 man SOLAS A pack

    Fuel Capacity:

    9500 litres

    Fresh Water Capacity:

    3100 litres

    Lube Oil Capacity:

    820 litres

    Waste Water Capacity:

    60 litres

    Hydraulic Oil Capacity:

    1000 litres



    Date of Delivery:

    February 2012




    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