Humbug Fishing Boats

Brute Force

The Mothership

65 ft long

875 hsp Caterpillar motor

Bow thruster

Boat features include:

  • A large air-conditioned lounge and cabin area with comfortable seating licenced for up to 12 passengers
  • A flat screen TV/DVD and stereo
  • A full size fridge, freezer & BBQ
  • 8 tonne crane
  • 1 toilet
  • Hot/cold freshwater shower
  • 14 kva generator
  • Satellite phone
  • All the latest marine technology

Our pride and joy, the beautiful ‘Brute Force’ Mothership provides you with all you need to live in comfort while fishing in some of the most remote areas in Australia.

With air-conditioned spaces, fully shaded, mosquito-screened relaxation areas and a custom-built galley and dining area, it fast becomes a sanctuary after a long, successful day of fishing.

In 2014, our wonderful boat secured a makeover and now has custom-built decking to suit Northern Territory conditions.

Brute Force is a very comfortable vessel for our extended fishing charters. It can comfortably fit eight people with the option to accommodate 12 people max.


“I’m on my way up to the Top End again next week after two trips with Humbug last year and yearly since 2010. Home away from home for me! Scott, Lorna and their crew certainly know to host a trip that keeps me coming back. This voyage I’m heading out on the mother ship, Brute Force, to fish the Coburg Peninsula and surrounding waters – a trip that has been tailor made for me by Scott using his vase knowledge of the area and my need/want/addiction for catching Barramundi and Pelagic fish.” Jay Viney.

Tender vessel

More Humbug

7.3 Aluminium Plate Monohull

7.3 m long

275 Yamaha motor

Space and speed

Boat features include:

  • Licenced to carry 6 passengers
  • Huge sun shade
  • Fridge / eskies
  • Stereo
  • Long range fuel tank

Our Mothership is a little wide for all those winding creeks, and so More Humbug comes along to give her a hand.

This boat is fantastic for a quick trip out to catch the biggest fish of the day.

Licensed to carry 6 people, this tender provides plenty of much-needed space to reel in the fish of the day.


“What a cracking 5 days! plenty of fish .. Reefies, jacks and Barra caught off cape ford. Scotty and the crew were awesome, of your into a laid back Territory style charter then humbug fishing has got you covered! Couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out will defiantly be returning next year!”. Barramagnet, Darwin, Australia.



7 m long

225 hsp Yamaha motor

Plate aluminium boat

Boat features include:

  • Licenced to carry 6 passengers
  • Built in fridge
  • Stereo
  • Live bait box
  • Long range fuel tanks

Deadly is a fantastic choice when approaching smaller waterways.

Licensed to carry 6 people, it provides access to those creeks and estuaries to reel in the fish of the day.


“The mothership is spacious and comfortable, having a fully air conditioned bunk house and a bar type set up on the back deck. The tender boats are fantastic to fish out of – fishing 5 people very easily. The trip is catered for each particular group – being barra or bluewater fishing. Or a bit of both. We always catch many, many fish.” TheKeenAngler, Darwin, Australia.

Contact Humbug Fishing

25 years local experience

Professional crew

Unrivalled access to fishing spots

Boats designed for purpose

Flexible, tailored charters

Fun, pleasure, fishing

0438 026 873

PO Box 1637 Howard Springs NT 0835