Boat & Crew

Step aboard the only custom-built mothership in the Northern Territory!


The MV Cannon


The MV Cannon is a luxury 75’ mothership, purpose-built for comfort and to the specifications required for our sportfishing charters.

All the comforts of home (and likely more!) are yours to enjoy while exploring the remote locations of our charters around the Top End and Kimberley.

As soon as you come aboard you’ll feel right at home, welcomed by the huge outside entertaining deck area where you’ll enjoy most of your meals at the 10-seater table under the shade of the hardtop.

With the must-have BBQ and large drinks fridge, we are fully equipped for throwing a shrimp or two on the barbie while cracking a cold one and taking in the view.

On hot days, relax in the internal lounge and dining area with TV, video, DVD and stereo system, all in air-conditioned comfort. 

Sleep in Style

The MV Cannon sleeps 8 guests in four surprisingly roomy, air-conditioned cabins which always have an unlimited supply of fresh water for showers.

Two cabins are in bunk-bed style and come with their own shower and separate toilet, and two have a double and single bed with private ensuites.

While you’ll be spending most of your day out on the water, our rooms have everything you need to enjoy a refreshing sleep and get the most out of your trip!

The Tinnies

Step into your ‘office’ for the day….

Our custom-built tinnies are a roomy 4.8 m, equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable day on the water.

The carpeted interior is kept clean and well-maintained, the leather seats are sturdy and padded and the esky is well stocked with food, water and all other important ‘hydration’ needed for a hard day’s work.

Each tinny seats two fishermen and their personal guide, and gives you the freedom to fish and explore the hidden nooks and crannies that other large charter ships can’t access.

Talk about an office with a view…

The Gear

All lures and fishing gear are provided for you on our trips – and we have some of the best equipment out there!

You’ll get to try out some of the top gear from Shimano, G Loomis, Diawa and we also have baitcaster and spinning reels available if you are that way inclined.

Our lures and soft plastics are from professional brands like Zman, Halco and Gulp, and you can even try your hand at net casting at certain locations and spots along the way.

All gear is provided on a ‘replace if lost’ basis – so be prepared to hold on tight when you hook that thrashing Barra!


Your Crew & Guides

Our crew are absolutely first-rate and have all been with us on countless trips, with every one of them becoming a vital part of the Cannon family.

Every Cannon charter takes only 8 guests and 6 professional crew, so you are guaranteed to receive the best service of your life.

You are in the very best of hands and your safety is assured with all our crew members coxswain or M5 marine certificated, including St John first aid training.

All our crew love what they do and are keen to make your experience with us second-to-none. Our goal is to get you back on board with us again – and our success rate is pretty high!

Every Cannon Charter is staffed with four local and experienced guides, and every day you’ll get to fish with a new guide who’ll show you their favourite fishing spots and other hidden gems along each trip.

Each of our guides has been with us for years and has all the local knowledge, fishing smarts and (possibly true) stories you could wish for.

By the end of the trip, you’ll feel like old mates – and will have plenty to catch up on the next time around!


Talk to the Cannon Team

Let us know how we can help, whether you have questions or queries or would like to talk to us about which trip is right for you, we are happy to assist.

Fill in the form below, call us on 0417 457 135 or email us at

We look forward to having you with us on our next Cannon charter!