About Rhumb Lines

Based in Queensland on the beautiful Gold Coast, Rhumb Lines Pty Ltd is certified to provide crewed marine charters around Australia. Our vessel AURORA II is a robust commercial workboat suitable for offshore charters, research and development support, hydrographic survey, crew and/ or equipment transfers.

Client safety is our number one priority. AURORA II is professionally maintained and fully compliant with National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV). The vessel Master and Engineer are both extremely experienced operators who endeavour to ensure the client’s needs are achieved in a safe, professional manner. Please note, Rhumb Lines does not offer bareboat charters.

Rhumb Lines can transport AURORA II via road with a mandated escort vehicle, anywhere in the country. The vessel is very versatile and can enter the water through commercial or recreational marinas with a ramp capacity greater than 6tn. The ability to launch and recover the vessel with ease and to transport by road allows for a reduction in required lease duration and as a result; a reduction in overall client costs.

Our Vessel

Originally built as a Department of Fisheries patrol vessel, AURORA II is a 10 meter/ 33 foot Cougar Catamaran with twin 250hp SUZUKI outboard motors, suitable for smooth and open water charters. The vessel has a modern SIMRAD electronic navigation outfit and maintains NSCV survey 2C for use by up to 8 people (2 crew and 6 passengers). This allows the vessel to conduct restricted offshore operations within 30nm from the baseline of the Australian mainland, Tasmania, a recognised island; within 50nm of the baseline of Qld, within the Great Barrier Reef Region or the Torres Strait Zone; whilst remaining within the EEZ (source: www.amsa.gov.au).

AURORA II is a very safe and reliable vessel; she is fitted with a complete suite of communications equipment (including satellite phone), Honda 2kVA silent generator, 4 berths, a small galley, fridge, freezer and toilet. The vessel is capable of supporting some extended trips, however consideration needs to be given to passenger numbers and their desired comfort levels. The vessel is transportable via truck/trailer combination and can be moved to any port for ease and cost effectiveness.

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For more information on the services Rhumb Lines provides, vessel specifications or questions relating to vessel employment suitability, please call or email to discuss.

P: 1300 617 655