Our Vessel – 56 O’Brien Boat KEKOA

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A new dimension has been added to the game fishing charter vessels of old with this O’Brien Boats designed and produced vessel. 


KEKOA delivers a world class fishing experience as well as comfortably accommodating luxurious personal charters.


KEKOA, a 56 foot O’Brien Boat, was launched in March 2010. She is the second O’Brien for the owners having been very impressed with their previous 47 foot model. Two years of planning went into the design and build so she is custom made to perform both for the North Queensland east coast marlin season – heavy tackle and light tackle marlin fishing – as well as for barra season mothershipping duties on the west coast in the Gulf of Carpentaria.


She is equipped with the latest state-of-art electronics and luxurious furnishings including two ensuited guest cabins and separate cabins for the captain and crew. Fully air-conditioned throughout the added beam of the 56 foot vessel allows for a very spacious saloon and entertaining area — as well as a second entertaining area on the flybridge.


KEKOA is also well equipped for all fishing styles and possibilities with an array of the highest quality fishing tackle.


For our Gulf barra season, two fully custom-made tenders are added to the bow – perfect for both inshore and estuary fishing.

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General Features

  • Fully air-conditioned accommodations and saloon
  • Guest cabins with en-suite
  • Separate crew accommodation
  • Towcam tow cameras and cockpit video recorder

Please contact us for further details and specifications

Technical Specifications

  • L.O.A. 56 Feet
  • Engines Twin MTU 2000 Series 1000HP
  • Maximum R. P. M 2500RPM
  • Transmissions TWIN DISC Quick shift transmissions 2:1
  • Maximum Speed 35 Knots
  • Cruising Speed 27 Knots
  • Onan Genset 17.5KVA
  • Diesel Fuel Capacity 4000 Litres
  • Fresh Water Capacity 1000 Litres
  • Desalination Unit
  • Dual coil refrigeration

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Find out more about our Australian marlin fishing and sport fishing charters options including Cairns marlin fishing live aboard and extended charters as well as our Gulf Fishing Tours, barramundi fishing on the Ducie and Archer Rivers near Weipa, on our Charter Options page.