After withstanding Cyclone Debbie’s destructive path earlier this year at Hamilton Island, owner Wayne from the 38 foot Game Boat ‘Sushi Hunter’ brought her down the coast and took time out to complete a total refit on the girl here in the yard.
‘Time for a total reno, to customise her to the way I want’ says Wayne. Sushi Hunter was battered by the rect cyclone and took in water throughout, the electronics were completely gone, so first thing was an overhaul on the entire set up.
Errol Cain from Australian Marine Wholesale replaced with all new screens by Garmin 5015 15” displays with Garmin 7416xsv 16” displays on the flybridge the tower now has Garmin 5012 12” displays with Garmin 7412xsv 12”
They fitted new Garmin GT51-THP transducer with downvu and sidevu.
Week by week the team undertook an array of other refits including;
Both engines being recommissioned with eight thermal fans and new ventilation grills installed.
New teak work completed throughout.
Refrigeration & airconditioning refurb.
The finishing touch was a complete hull respray by our onsite partner at Fairspray Marine Finishes.
They completed the capping and bowsprit, glossed in a yellow with clears on top. The team from Eastcoast Air-brushing were commissioned for the artistic and personalised touch having her name airbrushed, which certainly makes a statement.
Over her reno period, she was based within an individual screened refit shed and they all became part of the family here. Wayne and the crew cemented solid working relationships with all the marine trade professionals working tirelessly on the boat. ‘We’ve found all the trades to be more skilled and helpful than we would have expected, nothings to hard and over time working with the varied trade professionals we’ve all become best mates. We have really enjoyed working here at The Boat Work’ says Wayne.
Sushi Hunter is a regular competitor in Whitsunday fishing tournaments and the team will make they way up north with a whole new setup ready to intimate the opponent in the upcoming tournament.
All the best for all involved in the upcoming Whitsundays Game Fish Club Light Tackle Tournament October 12-15 2017