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HotShot Charters

The renowned 43 foot O’Brien sportfisher run by Cap. Craig “Sparra” Denham and based on Queensland’s holiday hot spot, the Gold Coast, where the fishing is likewise hot year round.

Also fishing the Cairns giant black marlin season September to December, as well as live aboard trips ex-Hervey Bay and Fraser Island.

Fishing North and South East Queensland

Very experienced skipper and crew

Extremely comfortable and manuevarable vessel

About HotShot

43 foot O'Brien Boats
Sport Fisher

The HotShot is a 43ft O’Brien Sports Fisher.

O’Brien Boats are world renowned for sea handling capabilities with a dry and very stable ride. Their boats are built for long days and seasons on the waters off Australia’s coastline.

She is very comfortable for both day trips as well as live-aboard trips and fishing charters.


Length 43′
Beam 12′ 6
Draft 4′
Cruise Speed 20-24 knts
Engine Cummins (Re-powered Nov 2013)
Horsepower 450hp
Generator Onan 9.5KVA generator


Furuno FCV 1100 colour sounder
Simrad electronics in flybridge & tower
Reelax outriggers & shotgun
Reelax LTD game chair
2 x Kill tanks & brine tank
Black Marlin tuna tower

Fly Bridge

Client Accommodation forward – is four V berths and a Master Cabin Inc double berth. With 2 air conditioners, one unit supplying sleeping areas and second running saloon.

HotShot also has 2 bathrooms, both including toilets and showers, as well as a water maker (desalinator), and entertainment system including Blue ray DVD and ipod compatible music system, all of which add to angler comfort on board.