Ma Cherie

Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

Eastern Coromandel, Tauranga, Whakatane to East Cape

Ma Cherie - Whakatane - Bay of PlentyMa Cherie was built by Kingfisher Boats in Tauranga and launched in 1961. Owner/skipper John Baker had his eye on her for many years and finally bought her in 1981. With a deep draught (1.4m), and a lazy 6LW Gardner under the floor she cruises effortlessly at trolling speeds and specialises in overnight trips to White Island. John is a long time diver, and Ma Cherie carries a new, almost silent, Bauer compressor for those keen on exploring the extraordinary underwater environment of the active volcano.
John (also known as Tuna Baker), has a well-earned reputation for finding the fish for which the Bay is famous and enjoys the company of a steady stream of clients from all over the world who return year after year.
Guest day trips: 8
Guest overnight: 6
Length: 13m / 43 ft
Cruising Speed: 8 kn
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Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
New Zealand

Whakatane, Bay of Plenty - Eastern Coromandel, Tauranga, Whakatane to East Cape - New Zealand


Liveaboard (Fishing)
$1500/24 hours

Liveaboard (Diving)
$1320/24 hours

Tank fills $5.00 each
Rod hire $35/day
Provisioning @$45pp/day or BYO
  • Built Kingfisher Boats, Tauranga, 1961
  • 6LW Gardner diesel
  • Kauri displacement hull
  • Colour sounder, radar, plotter etc
  • Fridge/freezer & big icebox
  • Traditional mahogony interior
  • Penn International & Diawa rod hire available
  • 2.4m tender & OB
  • Tuna specialist
  • Game and bottom fishing options
  • Past president, Whakatane Sport Fishing Club
  • New Bauer dive compressor
  • Mahimahi, kingfish, billfish
  • NZUA dive instructor
  • Novices & experienced anglers welcome

Cabin Layout



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