Shaka is a hand-crafted 60ft sports fisher from legendary Australian boat builder, Assegai Marine. The hull is a cold-molded deep-V of western red cedar strip-planked core, encased in fibreglass and epoxy resin.

She is powered by twin 1500 HP MTU engines, coupled to Twin Disc Quick Shift gearboxes allowing infinite slow troll speeds and fast response in fighting the hottest marlin.

Shaka’s fishing capability is further enhanced by a 96 mile/25kW radar, 3kW sounder and 360 degree sonar from Furuno and Wesmar coupled to a dual pc-based navigation system with 5 touch screens (3 flybridge / 2 tower) and a saloon plasma.

She is equipped with Rupps outriggers, a Release Marine game chair, Shimano and Accurate reels and a full set of custom rods from light tackle 16lb to 130lb class.

Shaka will sleep up to six guests, located in two guest cabins (although some additional capacity can be arranged). Heavy tackle operation is with a crew of four - captain, two deckhands and a chef/photographer.

The galley includes fridge/freezer capacity of 500lt (plus a drink ice-making machine and a 600 lbs/day Eskimo ice machine) and contains everything necessary for the production of superb meals, from a five-hob induction cook top to a built-in espresso machine.

200 liter/hour desalination capacity and an instant hot water system ensure showers are always available. Onboard power is provided by two whisper quiet Onan gensets and air conditioning throughout ensures comfort on the hottest of summer days and nights.

The saloon features retractable rear glass windows, generating a feeling of spaciousness and involvement in the cockpit action.

Shaka has a pc-based entertainment system with a flat screen TV and Bose surround sound audio in the saloon, with separate TV/DVD systems in each of the guest cabins. The communications system includes TV, internet and satellite phone.

Shaka's photographic equipment includes Sony HVR-Z1P and HDR-HC7 high-definition video cameras, Nikon DX2s and D70 digital SLR cameras with wide angle and telephoto lenses and a pc-based video and photographic editing system.