The Boat & Skipper

The Skipper

Chris Vasilevski grew up in Geelong, fished the local piers and then graduated to his own boat, and that’s where the addiction started!

Now he was on the hunt for bigger and better fish. He enjoyed the thrill of catching the elusive snapper and the adrenalin pumping experience of reeling in a mako. But that wasn’t enough, he then moved on in search for the Southern Blue Fin Tuna, which he found with great success.

His passion for fishing is evident in his enthusiasm in providing the best possible fishing experience for his customers and using the best bait, tackle, lures and rods that he himself has tested.

Chris is a qualified charter operator with 15 years experience in the industry and has fished extensively in Port Phillip Bay, Bass Strait and Portland. His knowledge of these areas has been gained through hands-on experience by being out on the water almost every day of the year. Chris’s fresh approach and experience make for a fishing trip long to be remembered.

MASAI Overview

gone fishing boatOur boat Masai is an 8.7m Oceaneer 2000, built by qualified shipwright Mike Randal. Custom designed and built for maximum fishability, comfort and speed. Masai is powered by twin 2014 model Yamaha 150hp four-stroke engines.

►Layout

Masai has an operating limit of 30 nautical miles from the Victorian coast. It has undercover seating that doesn’t encroach on fishing space and an enclosed head. Masai is a treat to fish from and with her wide beam she is very stable at rest and yet her fine bow and entry enable comfortable 20+ knot cruising speeds and a top speed of 30 knots. Masai is equipped with hidden rod holders in the fishing positions and a rocket launcher holds 12 rods over head. Behind the central rigging station are holders for 3 game rods for travelling and overhead inside the cabin are 6 fly rod holders on the ceiling.

Gone Fishing Boat► Ideal Fishing Vessel:

Masai has ample storage areas for ice boxes in the form of long seat boxes which are undercover. Masai’s unique deck plan which incorporates a centre console helm position and dinette style seating allows for undercover seating for 8 people. This configuration leaves a massive cockpit area for fishing.

► Equipment:

  • Furuno 1kW Colour Sounder
  • Ratheon Chart Plotter
  • VHF, HF and 27MHz radios
  • E.P.I.R.B. distress beacon
  • All safety gear to ‘Marine Safety Victoria’s ‘2C’ survey standard

 Extras:

  • Toilet
  • BBQ