Custom Heavy Displacement long range trawler

Custom Heavy Displacement long range trawler

Empress Of Coniston.  58 foot Carvel trawler, Single shaft drive with great sea keeping ability, with lead ballast. Very stable offshore boat. great range, Hydraulic Bow thruster, keel cooled, beautifulty appointed interior. 3 cabin with full beam master King, Island Queen and  4 berths aft. Built by Mike Steger


EMPRESS OF CONISTON – Luxury Passage Maker

Overall Length: 58’ (approx. 17m)

Beam: 17’ (approx. 5.5m)

Displacement: 54tonnes, Carvel Hull

Draught: 1m, forward, - 1.800m aft

Ballast: 3.5 tonnes (lead)

Purchased: 2001, boat was unfinished by Boat builder, well known Mick Steger

Designed and Built: Initially by Mick Steger as above, completion and fitout carried out

by Laurie Jenkyns, marine architect & shipwright.

She underwent a full fit out for 2 years, with final completion in 2008, She was moored at Tin Can Bay Qld, and used for pleasure in the confines of the Great Sandy Straits & Fraser Island during that time.

Out of water check, clean and paint Nov 2018

Survey – Insurance, carried out when out of water Nov 2018, by Hume Marine.


Full headroom throughout, to 6’3” +. Solid Blue gum fitout.

  1. Main deck

Portuguese bridge & walk around deck.

Spacious pilot house – lounge, seats 3 -4 people, full radar & navigation system, safety equip

Full sized galley, Miele appliances, gas stove, full sized fridge & freezer.

Full sized dining area, seats 10, banquette & chairs, cream suede

Full sized lounge, cream built in lounge, aft of vessel, built in TV & entertainment cabinet

Storage ++. Large windows, Beautiful blinds and Versace curtains


  1. Below Deck, 3 cabins, 3 ensuites, + Full height engine room.

Full headroom, 6’3” ++

Main Cabin

Full width cabin amid ship with ensuite (with shower)

King size bed, 1,000 litre water storage beneath bed

Blue gum bedside tables, wardrobe, dressing table & fittings


Forward Cabin

Queen sized bed, 550ml water storage beneath bed

Ensuite with shower

Blue gum, bed side table, wardrobe & dressing table, bedside chaise longe, cream covered suede.


Aft Cabin

Double bunks, sleep 2 above (single bunks) 4 below (double bed size), 6 all up.

Has own head, toilet & sink.

Miele Washing machine & dryer, both built in to lazarette, open to rear cabin.


Lazarette, storage, outdoor eating area at rear of boat.


  1. Technical specifications
  1. Main engine

Yanmar Marine 6HA(H) – HTE3, 12 litres, Rated at 252 hp continuous at 2,000rpm

312 hp maximum at 2,100rpm Installed: 2008, Full sea trials by Yanmar April 2008

Fully Serviced 2018

Fuel Consumption, less than 20litre/hr when cruising

Dry Stack exhaust

  1. Generator: 20KVA, Northern lights M844, Full service 2018
  2. Bow thruster, Hydraulic Side Power, SP 300HYD
  3. Hydraulic Davit on roof for tender.
  4. Hydraulic Anchor Winch: equipped with two (2) complete separate anchors & chains
  5. 4 x Individual reverse cycle air conditioning systems.
  1. 2,800 litre Diesel fuel, 1,500l water storage
  2. Propeller, 4 blade, bronze, new Austral in 2013, Single screw, rudder


  1. Hull

Keel; Iron Bark, length determined by builder who milled his own trees at his Mill in Gympie Qld. Very robust structure with Grown knees & heavy spotted gum deck beams & Beam shelf, Blue Gum & spotted gum planking. Qld Beech timber decking Fibreglass clad.


  1. Proposed Future Use

This vessel has been engineered for “Flopper Stopper” Stabilisers to be added

This magnificent Ocean going ship is based on the principles of Captain Beebe & the Nordhaven boats and is capable of long range voyaging in comfort & safety.