Commercial Research Charters

Weipa commercial and research charters can be booked with Frontier Fishing Charters. Our mothership, the 65 foot Kerra Lyn, started her life as a marine parks patrol boat. Owned and operated by the Queensland government, she spent 15 years patrolling the waters between Cairns and the Torres Strait Islands. She has been immaculately maintained and offers many safety features that exceed industry requirements. With enough water, fridge and freezer space to be self-sufficient at sea for more than a month, the Kerra Lyn can accommodate up to nine (9) passengers in air-conditioned comfort. The vessel has a 1,200kg hydraulic davit and large stowage compartments to stow equipment. Some of the chartering options the Kerra Lyn can perform include: environmental, scientific, hydrographical, training, transfers, filming, diving and exploratory. For more information contact Wade on 0409 063 361 or email


Frontier Fishing Charters has four boats; a mothership and three tenders. Perfect for charters.

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Very experienced at being at sea in the waters around Weipa, the Gulf of Carpentaria and beyond.

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Frontier Fishing Charters are based in Weipa, and operate year-round, in the Gulf and on GBR.

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Frontier Fishing Charters is family owned and operated in Weipa. The business has a 65 foot mothership, the Kerra Lyn, which is complemented with three (3) x 6m tenders.

The Kerra Lyn has a range of 2,000nm, 3,000lt water and 150lt per hour water maker. Pending crew size, she has the capability to be fully self-sufficient for many weeks at sea.

The vessel has a 1,200kg hydraulic davit and large stowage compartments to stow equipment. She also has a large boarding platform at aft of ship, providing safe boarding of people and equipment in heavy seas.

The ‘Kerra Lyn’ has all the latest navigational equipment and is fully air-conditioned. There’s six (6) cabins and three decks, including an upper deck.

Frontier Fishing Charters operate all year round and can provide a crew up to four (4) people, including an onboard chef. We’re pleased to consider any commercial and/or research charter requirements.

In recent years, she has undergone major refurbishment of hull, machinery and equipment. Everything is in excellent condition and safety features exceed industry requirements. There’s 360-degree viewing levels.


  • Survey: 1B – 18 pob 200nm from coastline. 1C – 50 pob 30nm from coastline
  • Length: 65 foot – 19.95m
  • Beam: 5.62m
  • Draft: 2.4m
  • Engines: Cummins 2 x 220hp
  • Generators: 2 x 65 kva (3 phase outlets also)
  • Diesel: 10,000 lt
  • Fuel: 1,500 lt
  • Water: 3,000 lt (150 lt per hour Desalination)
  • Cabins: 6 cabins, 2 x beds in each
  • Cruise Speed: 8-11knots
  • Hull Material: 6mm steel
  • Tenders: 3 x 6m vessels

Some Places We Go

  • Torres Straits
  • Thursday Island
  • Gulf of Carpentaria
  • Karumba
  • Jardine
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Princess Charlotte Bay
  • Cape Melville
  • Cape York
  • Wenlock River
  • Archer River
  • Cooktown
  • Hinchinbrook Island

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Contact Wade At Frontier Fishing Charters And Make Your Fishing Dreams Come True.

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