Charter Boat - Top Cat III |
Published by: Ivan Wellington | Skipper of:
Top Cat III
Member of: The Professional Boatmans Association
|Type||11m Blyth Cat|
|Power||2 x 450 Iveco Turbo Diesels|
|Licence||MCA 60 miles|
|Pax||12 + Crew|
|Address||82 Pound Piece|
|Post Code||DT5 2EY|
Welcome to my new pages on the brilliant Deepsea website.
The fantastic Top Cat III is powered by 2 450 H.P NEF Turbo-charged engines de-rated to 420 H.P. She also has 6 livebait tanks that also double up to keep your fish fresh and also keeps ice for up to 6 days for when we go to Alderney.
There is also a hot water boiler for coffee and if you would like to warm your pies up there is also an oven .There is a toilet on board and Top Cat III also has wheelchair access.
Top Cat is one of the latest designed fast Catamaran's with stacks of power and space for fishing and diving. We also undertake commercial work and can carry up to 1 ton on board if required. An a-frame can be fitted for trials work/sampling etc.
230v is available through an on-board inverter.
I would welcome you aboard and work hard at finding you the fish...come on down to Weymouth and give it a go.
****PLEASE NOTE WITHHELD AND UNAVAILABLE TELEPHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE ANSWERED****
I have lived on Portland all of my life,I started my fishing in the early days scampering up and down the rocks on Portland,Little beach and Church Ope cove,(for those that don,t know there are 157 steps to the bottom ).As I got older I was allowed to go to Portland Bill where I used to watch the old Portlanders wind up there boats on the cranes,sometimes if I was lucky they would let me have a go.
Seeing the catches made me want to have a go,I became a very successful shore angler winning many trophies in Weymouth Angling Society and Portland Angling Club.Hopefully I can pass some of my knowledge gained on to my many anglers.I am a life member of the British Conger Club and also the European Federation of Sea Anglers (EFSA)
Eventually I was able to get my own boat on one of the cranes at Portland Bill,a sixteen foot Clinker boat which on a nice day we would go Bassing in the race.Then I got an Alaskan 500 which I eventually moved to Portland harbour and replaced my 18hp Mercury with a 60hp Mariner outboard and used to venture to the many wrecks out to 12 miles and learn my apprenticeship anchoring a wreck properly.
In 1996 I was made redundant from Portland Naval Base and I bought the first Top Cat a Blyth 33,since then I've had another Blyth 33 (Top Cat II) Now I'm on Top Cat III which was launched in 2010 which really is a nice vessel and is 11 metres long with a 4.89 beam giving loads of room and stability.So I have been boating for about 30 years of which I have been chartering for the last 18 years so far.
After scratching through my old photo collection I managed to find these images of Top Cat and Top Cat 2. All three vessels were moulded at the Blyth factory at Canvey Island and Top Cat 2 and Top Cat 3 were transported by road to Weymouth where they were finished off before going into service.
Posted by: Ivan Wellington
Posted by: Ivan Wellington