MV Minke

Minke is a 39.4ft Assegai, custom built express-style sports cruiser which was launched in October 2017

She has being specifically built and designed to support M.Y Beluga and offer a significant increase in options for our guests.

Minke travels primarily with Beluga as a fishing, diving and recreational addition to the fleet and has the ability to transfer guests quickly and efficiently between port/vessels.

Minke acts as a ‘day boat’ and is also available for private day trips in Port Douglas, accommodating up to 8 guests plus crew with a maximum operational cruising speed of 27 knots ensuring you get to your destination in record time!

She boasts a Seakeeper stabilization gyro which limits sea sickness and wave motion!

She also employs the Twindisc Express Joystick system which smoothly and simultaneously actuates and controls engines, transmissions, propellers and thrusters, which can hold the vessel in any fixed position, crab the boat diagonally or straight sideways and rotate it 360° on its axis.

Assegai Express

  • Comfortable ‘go-fast’ seating for 8 guests plus crew
  • Diving deck & ladder
  • Carries up to 24 dive tanks in underfloor compartments
  • Custom designed ‘dive station’ allows guests to ‘gear up’ for their dive in a comfortable and practical manner
  • Front cabin features air-conditioning, kitchenette, bathroom and shower, seated dining area and basic crew accommodation
  • Deck fridge & freezer
  • Ice maker & water maker
  • Fishing equipped (sports and reef fishing)
  • Fly bridge tower
  • Fusion entertainment system


LENGTH: 11.98M (39FT 4ins)
BEAM: 4.57M       (15FT)
DRAFT: 1.2M       (4FT)
POWER: 2 x 750HP Scania’s
CRUISE: Maximum operational speed 27knots

Fishing & Diving

  • Outriggers Relax 6.5 poles
  • Game Chair (Relax 80Lb)
  • Rod holders Stainless steel 4 angled and 6 straight Rupp)
  • Deck freezer (custom built) under Mezzanine floor
  • Deck fridge (custom built) under Mezzanine floor
  • 2 x Large Hatches with storage racks for 12 dive bottles under each hatch
  • Divers platform with built in stern thruster, removable diver’s ladder with teak treads and duckboard with laid teak on top of platform

Engine Room

  • Sea Keeper no5 Gyro Stabilizer
  • Main engines 2 x 750hp Scania’s
  • Gear boxes Twin Disc 5114 A Quickshift 7° down angle
  • Fuel Tank 2200 Lt’s capacity
  • 2 x 24Volt fridge/freezer condensing units (air cooled)
  • Air conditioning – 16,000BTU condensing unit
  • 1 x 40Lt hot water system 240Volt (Force 10)
  • Fresh water pump
  • Water tank capacity 550 Lt’s

Control System

  • Express joystick system 2 stations model BP220
  • Bow and Stern thrusters
  • Twindisc Express positioning system
  • Engine controls EC – 300 Twin Disc (Palmbeach style)
  • Electronics – Furuno TZ touch x 4 screens. Furuno chirp sounder. 1150 Blackbox sounder


  • Black Marlin Tower
  • 2 x 200W Solar panels mounted on Hardtop

Meet Our Crew

Minke’s crew love to share their passion for oceanic fishing with enthusiasts from Australia and all over the world.

Capt. Daniel Radcliffe

Capt. Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel was born and raised in Cairns, Australia.

Daniel has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the marine industry and is a qualified Master 5 captain, diesel fitter and an experienced crewman in all aspects of fishing.

Daniel has worked on the water for over ten years including over six Cairns heavy tackle marlin seasons on the deck and he also owned and operated his own marine diesel fitting business. Daniel rotates his role as Captain and Crewman between our game boats.

Capt. Jayson Gray

Capt. Jayson Gray

Jayson originally hails from Gosford on the Central Coast in NSW, Australia. Jayson is a qualified and experienced Master 5 Captain and Crewman.

Jason ran and operated a Hamilton Island reef fishing charter boat for over 12 years before making his move to beautiful Port Douglas and joining our fleet.

Jayson rotates his role as Captain and Crewman between our game boats.