The airboat fleet at Bamurru Plains has been built to specifications that comply with the ‘Marine Park Damage Rules’ with the aim to achieve a minimal environmental footprint. The environmental friendly features include no fuel emissions in the water, a low bank-wash and the noise issue, which has been addressed with Prop & Exhaust attenuation. The three airboats have aptly been named after their manufacturers.
Tornado is a 5.5 metre flat-bottomed vessel (designed and built in Australia) with a small block Chevrolet engine which delivers 350 hp. at about 45-50 km/hr. For the fishing season the seating is configured for only three anglers plus the skipper/guide.
Panther is a six metre flat bottomed airboat imported from the manufacturers in Florida USA. Powered by a 502 'big block' Chevrolet engine with counter rotating props, delivering 400 hp. at about 70 km/hr. For the fishing season the seating is configured for three anglers plus the skipper/guide, the front row seats have been removed, which allows maximum space at the front of the boat to be used as a casting deck.
Trailboss is a seven metre airboat designed and built by Marshland Marine in Baytown, Texas. Powered by a 450 'big block' Chevrolet engine delivering 380 hp. at about 50 to 60 km/hr. For the fishing season the seating is configured for only four anglers plus the skipper/guide, the front row of seats have been removed, which allows maximum space at the front of the boat to be used as a casting deck.
The river boat fleet at Bamurru Plains is made up of two custom aluminium fishing vessels measuring six metres and 6.5 metres respectively. Powered by 4-stroke outboard motors, both vessels feature raised casing decks, cushioned swivel seats, fold down canopies, quality electronics and ample deck space to fish comfortably.