• Monday - Friday 7.00 - 5.00
  • 2 Carrol Street, Port Denison WA 6525
  • 08 9927 2257
  • Monday - Friday 7.00 - 5.00
  • 2 Carrol Street, Port Denison WA 6525
  • 08 9927 2257



Dongara Marine was commissioned to construct and deliver its second Berkeley Class Pilot Launch for the Argonaut Marine Group. The vessel will operate out of the busy port of Dampier from the beginning of August 2016.

Once again the vessel has been completed to our exceptionally high standard. Externally, the paintwork and fittings are to a near superyacht standard and this workmanship has been carried right through the boat.
The helm position has been ergonomically designed to maximise the skippers comfort and vision. Down below polished Copper Nickel pipework has been used throughout the engine room to minimise corrosion and downtime.
The Southerly Design provides a fantastic ride that is very dry. The twin keels provide outstanding stability making for a much safer working platform for the coxswains and Pilots.

Powered by MTU 8V2000M72 engines coupled to Twin Disc transmissions provides a cruise speed of 25kts and WOT of 29kts+.
The vessel was completed in 7 months which has been a very good effort by all involved.

Vessel Type Pilot Boat
Launch Date May 2016
Survey Class AMSA-NSCV 2B & 2D
Builder Niche Marine & Dongara Marine
Construction Material Marine Grade Aluminum Hull, Composite Superstructure
Crew 2 / 3
Passengers 4 / 12
Main Engines 2 X MTU 8V2000 M72
Propulsion Fixed Pitch Propellors
LOA 19.20 Meters
Beam 5.40 Meters
Cruising Speed 25 knots
Maximum Speed 29 knots
Fresh Water Capacity 400 L
Fuel Capacity 4.000 L
Holding Tanks N/A