It’s been all hands on deck recently with the arrival of M.Y Beluga into Australia (Port Douglas), and the build of our new 40ft Assegai Express well underway.
We are thrilled to have our 35M Moonen motoryacht in Australian waters, as are the 6 full time crew who have been working tirelessly, successfully cruising her half way across the globe to her new home port in beautiful Port Douglas (The Reef Marina). Beluga will operate under the umbrella title of ‘Beluga X’ offering expedition style charters including The Kimberleys region, Coral sea exploration as well as numerous Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday options. Mother shipping options are available for the 2016 Black Marlin season.
Introducing… BELUGA X
Beluga Expeditions is our umbrella title which will showcase the entire fleet and the endless expedition options available to our guests.
Beluga X will open up rare opportunities for guests (you!) to explore amazing and exhilarating destinations in the luxury of a first class super yacht designed specifically for long range exploration/cruising.
Website coming soon…!
Assegai Marine on the Gold Coast is well underway with the build of our new 40ft Assegai ‘Express’. The Express will work primarily with Beluga. See our previous news story here for more information on the expansion on the fleet. We are yet to name the new vessel and open to suggestions, so please feel free to comment below!
(We intend to name the vessel with a traditional south african Zulu name, keeping in line with the trend of Assegai Marine having their custom boats typically named after Zulu warriors etc)
On the fishing front… water temperatures have been quite high and frequent northerly winds have resulted in less-then-great fishing ex. Port Douglas of late, However diving and snorkelling have been popular with crystal clear water and fantastic visibility. Levante will resume shared reef fishing charters of out Port Douglas again soon, which are always a popular choice. If you would like more information on our shared charters and availability, please contact us here or check out Levante’s website here.
Levante is undergoing a facelift! Levante is a timeless and beautiful vessel and has always been a head-turner, however a cosmetic refit on her interior is currently underway to reward her for all the years of hard work and giant marlin. Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for before and after snaps!
Zulu’s 2016 heavy tackle marlin season has been filling quickly, so if you’ve been thinking about getting out there this year and catching the elusive ‘grander’ black marlin, now is the time to lock in dates. 2016 is a huge year for marlin fishing in Queensland with the special 50th Anniversary tournament being held in Cairns in September commemorating the first recorded capture of a marlin of a 1000lb+ black marlin in the state. The unveiling of the monumental commemorative marlin sculpture will also take place on 25 September 2016 in Cairns.
The infamous Lizard Island Tournament is promised to be extra special this year celebrating its 30th anniversary. We will also have Beluga mother shipping on the Ribbons Reefs, so there are no excuses to miss out this year! For more information on mother shipping with Beluga (available to both charter and private vessels), please contact us here.
Plenty of updates coming soon.
Until next time, tight lines!