Medea

Medea is our new addition to the fleet. Richard purchased her from Mangonui in the far North. She is a well known Northland lining vessel.

Medea is an 18.3m fibreglass fishing vessel. She runs a Scania DS12 450hp motor. There is the ability to sleep 8 people in the comfortable accommodation and has a large galley. There is a toilet, shower on board. Medea was built in Picton in 1987 by Carey’s Boat Yard for the Palmer Family.

Medea is surveyed for Fishing.  Her planned activities will be cray fishing, albacore trolling and long lining, work around the West Coast of New Zealand.

You can find Medea located at her new home Port of New Plymouth on the West Coast.

Henry Brennan

Henry Brennan

Skipper

Henry Brennan started his fishing career working for Splashzone when he was 16 years old. He then went off to work on various boats and fisheries until returning back to Splashzone when he was 24.

Henry then skippered FV “Pearler” for ECF Ltd in Gisborne for five years before embarking on his overseas adventure to the UK.

He returned to New Zealand and has been skippering various vessels; Surface Long Lining and Bottom Long Lining since 2015.

In 2020, Henry returned to Splashzone Marine Ltd as Skipper on FV “Arrow” and is now Skipper on FV “Medea”.

Taylor Brough

Taylor Brough

1st Mate

Taylor Brough was born in Nelson and attended Motueka High School. He joined his father (who is an engineer) on a Deep Sea Fishing Vessel at the age of 16,  where he spent four years gaining experience. He also spent 3 years on the Inshore Mussel Boats.

Taylor joined our team working on Arrow, and is now on Medea. He brings a cheeky smile and plenty of enthusiasm to the team.

Matiu Ferris

Matiu Ferris

Deckhand

“I always wanted to work on the ocean, whether it be diving or fishing. The peacefulness of being out on the ocean; fishing and making money is just the bonus. I have always loved being out on Tangaroa since childhood. Ko au ko tangaroa, ko tangaroa ko au – I am the ocean, the ocean is me.”

Both, my brother Hikawera and I aspire to be skippers of our own boats and fish off our coast.

Taylor holding on tight during a storm at Port of Taranaki

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