Legend is 14.5m fibreglass Freeman Bay West Coaster. She has 825hp cat 3406E. She sleeps three people and has a full galley, shower toilet.

She is surveyed for Fishing, Passenger, Non-Passenger, Towing.

The Pearler is based out of Gisborne and is run in conjunction with Gisborne Fisheries, wetfishing and crayfishing. She is also commissioned for commercial work.

Tom Hageraats

Tom Hageraats


Tom Hageratts started with Splashzone Marine Ltd at the age of 17 and worked both Flat Point and Gisborne until Richard suggested it was probably time for a spot of overseas travelling, and helped him find a place with Paspaley Pearls. Now Tom is back in Gisborne as Skipper of Pearler.

Andrew Baxter

Andrew Baxter

1st Mate

Andrew is a Smedley Graduate and has worked on Farms in the Wairarapa.

Andrew has been professional hunting around New Zealand, and his passion for fishing has lead him to the Pearler team.


The Pearler herself ready for action

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