The Charter Boat M.V.Pembroke-

Sixty feet long and sixty tonnes, the Charter boat MV Pembroke is a classic small ship with a pure Fiordland pedigree, having spent most of her time since being launched in 1962 by the New Zealand Government to introduce tourists to the splendors of New Zealand's waterways and coastal scenery.

The MV Pembroke was built to the highest specifications and was assiduously maintained without regard to cost by the New Zealand Government, until her sale and conversion to a dive charter boat in 1985. In 1997 the Pembroke was taken to Auckland and completely refitted and upgraded, before being purchased in 2004 by a group of enthusiasts with the vision and ambition to provide a unique opportunity to enjoy the most remote areas of Fiordland.

The MV Pembroke has comfortable accommodation (see charter rates for maximum numbers) in 3 cabins and is set up for diving, fishing, sightseeing or just relaxing in solitude.

With fully equipped galley and appointments the Pembroke is set up purposely for remote charter boat operations and the ability to deliver haute cuisine.

The vessel carries dive tanks, dive compressor, soft weight belts and weights as well as fishing rods. The foredeck and full walk around side decks offer plenty of fishing room, while the upper deck takes care of a 3.6m (10') RIB and 2 sea kayaks ideal for taking in the scenery.

The bridge features a full range of electronics including radar, chart plotter, depth sounder, SSB/VHF radio's, satellite phone as well as a full sound system throughout the vessel. 240 volt power throughout the vessel ensures the reliable operation of any electronic equipment, battery chargers, hairdryers etc. 

Safety equipment aboard include an AED (defibrillator), emergency oxygen, a large medical kit, locator beacon with vessel tracking, life-raft as well as satellite phone & radios.

The Pembroke also has a central heating system throughout to keep the vessel dry and warm even on the coolest winter nights.

The primary charter skipper and shareholding partner is Derek Brown, a fully qualified commercial skipper, divemaster and pilot. Derek has extensive experience throughout Fiordland and his knowledge of the history and geography of the fiords as well as all the best diving and fishing spots will ensure a safe and comfortable trip!