Boat and Crew

The Boat

“Reel Teaser” is a 65ft Westcoaster fibreglass fly bridge cruiser that has been customised to suit long range fishing and cruising charters. It has three double/twin cabins, a spacious front v berth cabin with four singles, a twin crew cabin as well as accommodation in the enclosed flybridge.

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Cruise in Comfort

All cabins are fully air-conditioned. The galley is fully equipped and the adjoining saloon has a large dining area with entertainment system. The large back deck provides a great game fishing platform but doubles as an entertainment deck on extended charters.

It has been fitted out with lounges, built in BBQ area, Ice Machine and drinks fridge. There is an external separate shower and toilet as well as another head inside. The vessel is fitted with Raymarine navigational and fish finding technologies.

On extended trips we take 2 x 5mt custom built aluminium dinghies.

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A Magnificent Dining Experience

The dining experience will be a feature of your time aboard with the presentation of magnificent meals, using the best and freshest of local ingredients. Whether you want to do some serious fishing, or you’re more interested in taking a leisurely cruise of discovery – Reel Teaser is the ideal charter vessel.

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Reel Teaser Specifications

  • Length: 65ft (19.81mt) Westcoaster fibreglass flybridge cruiser
  • Engines:  2 x 6HYM-ETE Yanmar Diesel Engines
  • Generators: 1 x 19.5kva Onan Generators, 1 x 25kva Isuzu Generator
  • Fuel Capacity: 7000 litres
  • Water Capacity: 2000 litres
  • Electronics: Raymarine GPS, Sounder, Radar, Auto Pilot
  • Survey: Built to survey 200 nautical miles, 2B
  • Desalinator: Yes
  • Air-conditioned: Fully
  • Entertainment: TV, Surround Sound DVD, Stereo System
  • Galley: Fully equipped with outside BBQ
  • Ice Maker: Yes
  • Head: Two
  • Cabins: 3 x Double, 1 x 4 berth, 1 x Twin, Flybridge Dbl
  • Tenders: 2 x 5mt aluminium dinghies with 70hp 4 stroke Yamaha outboards.
  • Tackle:4 x 130W Tiagra Reels on custom built rods
  • 4 x 80W Tiagra Reels on custom built rods
  • 4 x 50W Tiagra Rod & Reel Combo’s
  • 4 x 20 Tiagra Reels on custom built rods
  • 2 x Saltiga Spin Outfits on heavy jig rods
  • 6 x Stella 14000 Spin Outfits on spin rods
  • 6 x Curado Barra Rod & Reel Combo’s
  • 1 x Penn 13 weight fly rod & reel
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Your Skipper

Ross Newton

  • Qualifications: Master Class 4 Trading
  • Master Class 4 Fishing
  • Marine Engine Driver Grade 2
  • Restricted Operators Certificate of Proficiency in Radiotelephony
  • Senior First Aid Certificate

Ross’ Experience

Ross has been fishing since he was able to stand and owned his first boat at 18 years of age. Since then he has progressed onto bigger boats. Ross has lived and fished in Broome since 1985. He was a major contributor in finding the now internationally recognised sailfish grounds off Broome. Ross founded FAD Charters in 1996. In 2005 he joined forces with skipper Kevin Blatchford (previously Backlash Charters) from Reel Teaser Charters to expand his charter operations.  In 2008 they introduced the current vessel “Reel Teaser” and in 2009 Ross and his partner Tracey became the sole  owner/operators of Reel Teaser Fishing Adventures.

Your Cook

Tracey Rushford

  • Qualifications: Master Class 5
  • Restricted Operators Certificate of Proficiency in Radiotelephony
  • Senior First Aid Certificate

Tracey’s Experience

With a background covering hospitality, recruitment, bookkeeping and business owner it made sense when Tracey and Ross got together that they should expand his business and work together.  Tracey also is a keen angler and enjoys being on the water.  Although not professionally trained in the galley we are told she does a pretty good job.

Your Decky

Chris (Critter) Rushford

  • Qualifications: Coxswain
  • Restricted Operators Certificate of Proficiency in Radiotelephony
  • Senior First Aid Certificate

Chris’s Experience

Chris joined the crew of Reel Teaser in May 2018 and as you have probably guessed from the name he is no stranger to Reel Teaser.  We are excited to have him join us in our now fully family owned and operated business.  He has grown up in Broome and is a passionate fishermen spending majority of his time off either on the water fishing, up the river fishing or fishing from the jetty or shore if either of these are not an option.  He loves all water sports including free diving, surfing and swimming.  His enthusiasm and willingness to share his knowledge makes him the perfect fishing guide.