Kevlacat Catamaran & Yanmar Engines – A Dynamic Combination

"Reel Capture" was launched in May. She was purpose built for game fishing.
Her layout consists of a double berth and toilet setup in the cabin, two helm chairs, one with a full length ice box on the starboard side, and on the port side half live bait tank and half storage compartment. Reel Capture fishes out of Mooloolaba on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and is skippered by Fred Temminck. Managing Director of Kevlacat Power Boats, with his crew, Michelle Jansz. And Rodney Marks.
Reel Capture tagged and released 184 Billfish for the 1997-1998 season taking out the award for, "Champion Boat Tag and Release in Australia". Michelle took out Champion Angler in Australia with 88 Billfish; The most Billfish ever tagged and released by any angler.
So far for the 1998-99 season, Reel Capture has already tagged and release 142 Billfish and next month is usually their hot month for Billfish!
Reel Capture is coming up to her second birthday and she has LOGGED over 1000 hours on the clock not bad for a recreational fishing vessel! Fred is more than please with the Yanmar’s as he has not even laid a spanner on them as yet and is even more impressed by the fuel economy.


Like Fred, Michelle has also been delighted with the Yanmars and has this to say, "From the first day that Reel Capture was launched I was very impressed by the Yanmar engines, not only with the low noise level of diesel engines but the fuel consumption of both engines. From the moment we turn the engines on in the morning until ten hours later when we arrive back home the engines just purrs The fuel consumption of both engines is roughly eleven litres per hour combined. This has allowed us to be able to fish more that the average game fishing vessel as it costs us much less in fuel that it does compared to other boats." At this rate a full days game fishing for around $70.80 in fuel would have all but other Yanmar users very envious, and obviously explains in part why this rig has so many hours in such a short time.

The Kevlacat 7.2m Series 2600, has won the B.I.A.Q. 1991 Boat of the Year Award. Queensland Transport Designer of the Year Award 1991. No other vessel in her class can match its proven performances and reliability! The 7.2m gives unsurpassed stability and deck space to please the most demanding fisherman and yet the huge cabin can be customised to give incredible space and family comfort. Whether you’re after a serious game fishing vessel, commercial vessel or just a safe family boat, look no further. For more information please contact Kevlacat by phone on 07 5472 8470, fax 07 5472 8559 or email:
info@kevlacat.com.au

Model 4LH-DTE
Configuration 4-Stroke vertical, water cooked diesel engine
No. Of Cylinders 4 in-line
Bore x stroke 100 x 110mm
Displacement 3.455lit
Cont Rating 154hp/3200rpm
Max Output 170hp/3300rpm
Combustion System Direct injection
Aspiration Turbocharged with intercooler
Starting System Electric
Cooling System Fresh water cooling centrifugal fresh water pump and rubber impeller seawater pump
Lubrication System Forced with trochoid pump
Dry Weight 406kg

Article taken from. Yanmar