The Boat

Te Ariki Nui is a 56', Salthouse designed sport fisher.
After her launch in 1986 she became widely known for the development of the now world famous Three Kings Island fishery.

She is also well-known for her exploits in the South Pacific, namely two voyages to the tropical islands of Tonga and two trips to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia under her original owner Bill Hall.

Te Ariki Nui is very sea-worthy comfortable vessel and is well set up for extended live-aboard voyages.


The boat is well-equipped with top quality Shimano and Penn tackle covering most line classes.

Vessel Specifications

View from the flying bridge
View from the flying bridge
Designed Salthouse
Built Robertson Bros.
LOA 56 feet
Beam 16 feet
Engines two 320 hp Caterpillar Diesel
Fuel capacity 4,500 litres
Range 1,800 nautical miles
Freshwater 900 litres
Accommodation 8 dedicated berths
Amenities Two bathrooms and showers
Large freezer and three fridges
Electronics Two Furuno GPS plotters
Nobeltec computer navigation
Two Furuno fish finders
75-mile Furuno radar
two VHF radios
Single sideband radion
Digital sea temperature
LCD TV and DVD player
Stereo/CD player

Saltwater Flyfishing - Live-aboard charter