Norseman was born of 22 years of local reef fishing experience. Our boat was designed to allow people to comfortably fish the best fishing grounds off the Port Douglas Coast. Norseman is an 18m (60ft) purpose-designed and custom-made boat.  Our boat cruises comfortably at 18 knots, she is fitted with the latest in state-of-the-art fish finding, navigational and entertainment equipment.

Norseman was designed by a fisherman, and built to specifications for reef fishing. The boat is beamy and stable, and offers plenty of comfortable areas to fish from. Lots of shade on the back deck, means that you won’t get fried by the tropical sun. If you get a bit tuckered out from hauling in fish, you can grab an icy cold beverage from our fully licensed bar and retreat to the air conditioned saloon or chill out upstairs on the sun lounges.

There are two toilets on board the boat  as well as two showers. Norseman is a serious fishing boat and offers expansive upper decks and a comfortable enclosed saloon area. Our boat is surveyed for up to 45 passengers, but we cap the numbers at 20 for fishing – this means that there is plenty of room for everybody aboard Norseman.

Featuring a fully air-conditioned saloon and bridge, a licensed bar, an entertainment centre,  as well as an expansive rear deck with sportfishing platform, and upstairs sun lounges –our boat will ensure you will spend more time actually fishing by taking you quickly and comfortably to the best fishing playgrounds Port Douglas and the far north has to offer.  The sport fishing platform comes into its own when big fish bite!

Our experienced and knowledgeable boat crew are passionate about fishing. Norseman will provide you with custom built rods and reels, or handlines to fish with.

At 60 feet and weighing 30 tonne, Norseman is a big boat that can handle rough sea conditions with ease.

Onboard navigation & plotting systems

Norseman boasts the latest in state-of-the-art navigation, fish finding, and real-time bathymetry and subsurface tracking equipment.

Piscatus 3D: accurate 3D maps of the seafloor are created instantly, increasing the boat’s efficiency markedly.

SeaPlot: a user-friendly PC based plotting system rich with features that help to improve catching efficiency.

JRC GPS Sounder and Radar,
Detroit Electronic Engine Instrumentation

MV Norseman Specifications

  • Length: 18 metres (20m overall)
  • Width: 5.75 metres (6m overall)
  • Draft: 1 metre
  • Hull: Planing hull
  • Power: 2 × 500kw Detroit 60 series
  • Aux Power: 1 × 50 kva genset
  • Propellers: 2 × 4 blade
  • Speed: 28 knots
  • Cruising speed: 18 knots
  • Steering stations: × 2 (1 main forward + 1 aft for sportfishing)
  • Max Capacity: 45 persons