Motherships in Australia

A mothership is the perfect way to chase black marlin while fishing on the Great Barrier Reef.

November 3, 2015

The Boss

Courtesy Dave Ferrell


Courtesy Matt Curnock

If you want to get a taste of the mothership lifestyle while chasing some of the largest black marlin in one of the world’s most beautiful settings, then visit and check out some of the fabulous ­motherships available for next season.

Aroona is a brand-new, purpose-built 70-foot mothership ideally suited to cruising the Great Barrier Reef. The interior is fitted with beautiful timbers, creating a unique style of class and comfort. The outdoor-dining and wet-bar area allows the guests to enjoy the peace and ambience while anchored behind one of the numerous outer reefs off the Cairns region. There are two master staterooms with en suites, and a third stateroom with a double and a single bed, also with its own private en suite.

The Boss is an 83-foot luxury yacht with a cruising speed of 10 knots and an extensive range of 3,000 nm. It is very well-appointed with everything you need and sleeps 10 guests in air-conditioned comfort, with five guest bathrooms. It is fully equipped for liveaboard charters customized to suit your wishes. The Boss is the perfect platform for your next fishing or cruising adventure.


Laura J is a 90-foot Norman Wright-built cruising yacht that recently was refitted. It is fully air-conditioned and has all the creature comforts to help guests fully appreciate and enjoy the Great Barrier Reef after a successful day’s fishing. Laura J is the perfect mothership and provides comfortable accommodations in three ­ air-conditioned staterooms, each with a private en suite. The service and congeniality provided by the crew is second to none and will ensure that your experience on board is one to be remembered.

Emerald Lady relaunched and renamed in late 2005 after a complete refit, and the 115-footer is now available for charter. Indulge yourself in the elegance and charm of this luxuriously appointed superyacht while cruising the Great Barrier Reef and surrounding areas on Australia’s northeast coast or anywhere in the South Pacific. Emerald Lady is perfect as a cruising yacht or as a mothership for your ­ game-fishing expedition.


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