Kamara II was built in Gordon's Bay, South Africa by Rob Newell and designed by the late Bill Edwards, a very well-known boat designer in the Cape. She was launched late 2001 and we took charge of her early 2002 before driving her up to Shimoni by sea. She is an excellent sea boat designed for the rough seas off the Cape with a top speed of around 23 knots.
Engines -: Twin Caterpillar 3116TA marine diesels, each 350hp Gearboxes - Twin Disc MG507 with 1.98:1 ratio
Fuel Capacity - 2,800 litres with four stainless steel fuel tanks giving her a range of around two weeks fishing at 10 hours a day Freshwater capacity - 400 litres
A wide range of spare parts for the engines are available including a spare set of injectors plus a complete engine synchronisation tool kit worth around $4,000, Kamara II is fitted with 33-ft Lee's outriggers and a wide range of fishing tackle. She has proved to be an excellent marlin fishing boat.
The starboard engine received a complete rebuild in 2021 with new pistons, liners and bearings all using genuine Caterpillar parts. Critical stages of the rebuild were supervised by a professional Caterpillar technician, Daniel Wainaina who is well respected in Kenya. A new silencer and stainless steel exhaust elbow manufactured by Halyard Marine in the UK were also fitted..
With the large insulated fish box on the aft deck, ample cockpit space and large fuel capacity she Kamara II would prove excellent for targeting tuna for the sashimi market as part of the new Blue Economy. This fish box has a capacity of around a tonne of tuna that could be kept on ice. The fish box was rebuilt in 2021 using honeycomb sheets and fibreglass.
Kamara II is also equipped with new Samyung 10 inch chart plotter that is very easy to use as well as a 5 inch chart plotter/depth sounder.
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Generally considered to be one of the most beautiful sport fishing boats on the East African coast and lovingly maintained since she was launched in 1972. She was originally built for Ted Holmes by K-Boats, Mombasa and purchased by my Pat Hemphill in 1976. She has always been an integral part of the Shimoni sportfishing fleet.