The Kylin was built in 1997 by Freeman Bay boats as a 57ft Westcoaster and in 2004 was extended to the current 62ft.
New Twin Scania motors have been installed in November 2007 with a cruising speed of 16 – 18 knots with a full speed of 23knots.
The wheelhouse was greatly lengthened to accommodate passenger needs but this still left enough working deck for 14 passengers to fish in comfort.
A retrousse stern was added, housing the full beam dive platform and steps. These are reached through double transom doors. There is a hot and cold shower to one side of the platform.
An awning covers two thirds of the deck with protective clip in windows for all weather protection.
The wheelhouse layout puts an extremely well-equipped galley aft to starboard with a lounging area-dinette ahead. The main control station is to port with the dinette aft of it, An air conditioner ensures comfort even in the hottest of weather. There is a full gas oven, microwave, fridge and sink for preparation of meals.
Refrigeration was an essential consideration for storing the catch during the 6 day Montebello Safaris so a five cubic metre freezer, operating at 18 degrees minus C is below deck There is also a self contained one cubic metre brine tank on deck.