Owner operator Steve Compain has over 30 years experience fishing the NT waters and searched the nation for the perfect NT blue water vessel. He was instantly impressed with Badenach Enterprise’s “Mark Ellis Design” vessels.

George Badenach, a perfectionist and long time crazy fisherman built the custom made vessels in Smithton Tasmania. Over the past 7 years George has built 2 quality 45’ vessels for Arafura Bluewater Charters, the Wai Tui and the Wai Adi. They are safe, fast, modern and very comfortable for day and extended charters.

The latest addition the Wai Nawana offers the next level of comfort , built in WA by Legend Boat Builders.  A 52’ Mark Ellis design custom built for our 2-5 day charters.

The fourth vessel is Tere Tiki …This vessel is a favorite for many.   

All vessels are in NT survey, regularly maintained and in excellent condition.


Wai Nawana

Wai Nawana was launched May 2010….she is a 52' Custom Built Mark Ellis design vessel built in Freemantle WA. She…read more

Tere Tiki

Tere Tiki is 42' Precision Randall fishing vessel. Tere Tiki had a full face lift in 2006, including a new 540 hp Cummins…read more

Wai Tui

Wai Tui was custom  built in July 2006, we consider Wai Tui to be the perfect NT Blue water fishing…read more

Wai Adi

Wai Adi was launched in May 2008, She is a sister ship to Wai Tui with the addition of an air-conditioned…read more