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The Boat

Dawn Tide II is a 10M Southboat catamaran with twin iveco FPT 280s giving 560hp and a top speed of 25 knots. Dawn Tide II was built for space reliability, stability, durability and speed no corners have been cut she is a very well respected and sort after build,

Dawn tide II weighs 10 ton she is a heavy build this means the rougher seas are no problem as the southboat design is proven and well known for.  The vessel is kitted out well she has a very very large deck so plenty of deck room with deck seating, 2 below bunks,

huge below deck storage, stern deck door, heated wheelhouse, live bait tank, on board toilet with deck access, kettle, microwave, 240v inverter, all solas safety equipment, 3x top of the range GPS touch screen simrad chart plotters, 3x touch screen sonar and structure scan, 3G radar overlay system, AIS tracking, 3 x VHF radios, navtex weather system and auto pilot forward LED search lights, LED deck floods,

Dawn tide II is fully equipped licensed and insured and well maintained she is ready to go to work and is available for a range of diverse marine rolls such as guard dutys, crew change, survey, dive boat, general work boat, salvage, ferry, tours and fishing charters  ECT fully licensed and insured 12 plus 2 crew 60 mile offshore

Dawn Tide II has has completed dive dutys, salvage dutys, safety boat dutys, ferry dutys, cargo dutys, gaurd boat duty, passenger vessel, and is currently on charter for fishing but can be available for any charter on request

The Skipper

Im Mark Peters owner and skipper of the Dawn Tide II. I have been on the water from very young age and grew up on the water and around boats.

Working along side my dad and crewing on his various charter and work boats that he operated for over 35 years around the Thames estuary and Essex area.

I like to think i have extensive knowledge and experience of the Thames estuary, Essex coast and surrounding waters especially when it comes to the  lure fishing my favourite.

I have worked along side some very experienced and professional skippers and crew on many marine contracts over my career and have been chartering my own boats for over 15 years. This gave me the skills and knowledge that i feel some skippers just don't have so rest assured you and in very safe professional hands.

I have worked on many vessels such as salvage dutys, ferrys, crew transfer, safety boats, tugs, work boats, survey vessels, barges, fishing boats mainly around the Thames estuary and surrounding areas.

I have skippered boats from as far up the Thames  as richmond right down the the Thames and even  round the southcoast to the isle of white on many different vessels & contracts.

But for the last 15 years i have been full time chartering out of Essex marina on my own vessels & i continue to do so well until the day i die!

Being out on the water is comes second nature to me spending he whole career afloat from when i left school its fair to say its my passion.

Any one that knows me knows i love my Bass fishing especially targeting Bass on the lures something that has taken me years to master just check out my social media sites, gallery & you tube videos its all on there i love it!!!

Thanks everyone look forward to seeing you all onboard soon 

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