About ‘MV Melantre’

Cruise the Kimberley in comfort

 8 Guests

5 Cabins

3 Bathrooms

Onboard MV Melantre … Comfort & Safety

The recently refurbished MV Melantre is a strong and capable 55-foot steel displacement vessel featuring facilities you’d normally expect from a much larger, more expensive vessel. Surveyed to 200NM, she is ideally suited to safely navigating the calm waters along the Kimberley coast.

Space is not a problem as we cater for only 8 guests during each cruise, and overcrowding is never a problem.

Featuring 5 simple yet comfortable cabins with single beds, you’ll feel well rested before each full day of exploration.

Your comfort and enjoyment is our top priority as you are looked after by our 3 friendly and experienced crew-members who will ensure your Kimberley experience is one of fantastic memories.

MV Melantre features 5 cabins with single beds, 3 full size showers and toilets and a spacious saloon and galley.

Features
  • The latest state of the art electronics with redundancy
  • 2 x 7cfm HP compressors to rapidly refill dive tanks
  • 2 x main engines for added safety and reliability
  • 2 x Silent series generators
  • 3 x full size bathroom/ toilets
  • Spacious saloon and galley
  • 5 x spacious cabins
  • Large fuel and water capacity with 200 litre / hour desalination plant
  • Solar panels with huge 1400 amp/hour house bank for safety and quiet nights
  • Large fore deck, aft deck and covered flybridge deck
  • Large fridge/freezer capacity
  • 3 phase/single phase and low voltage power options
Primary Specifications
  • Registry: AMSA
  • Class 2B
  • Official Number: 9663
  • Length Overall: 16.7mtrs
  • Breadth: 4.6mtrs
  • Draft: 1.6m
  • Vessel Weight: 36t
  • Max Passengers: 12pax + 2 Crew
  • Cabin: 5
  • Shower/toilets: 3
Machinery
  • Propulsion: 2 x Fixed Pitch Propellers
  • Main Engines: 2 x Detroit 86Kw
  • Gear Box: Twin Disk 2:1
  • Generator: 1x9Kva Kubota
  • HP Compressor: 1 x 7cfm Bauer, 1x 7 cfm Poseidon
  • Refrigeration: 1 x 400L Eutectic, 1 x 180L Kelvinator
  • Desal: 200L/hr
Operation Performance
  • Full Operating Speed: 10Knts
  • Economical Cruising Speed: 8.5Knts
  • Fuel Consumption: 30L/Hr
  • Range: 1200nm
Tank Capacity
  • Fuel: 4600L
  • Fresh Water: 2500L
  • Sullage: 500L
Navigation/ Communication
  • Radar: 1 x Garmin 36nm
  • Sounder: 1 x Garmin
  • Chart Plotter: 1 x C-Plot
  • GPS: Garmin
  • HF Radio: 1 x Coden 1 x GME
  • VHF Radio: 1 x Icom
  • 2 x H/Held Uniden
  • Auto Pilot: Garmin
  • ASI: Garmin
  • MMSI: 503038710
  • EPIRB: x 3
  • Satellite Phone: Thurasia
  • WIFI/Internet: Telstra
Auxiliary Vessels
  • Tenders :2 x 5 metre aluminium dinghies with 70 hp yamaha outboards