The Windward, currently in the Marshall Islands, is the newest addition to the Indies Trader Fleet. Originally a trawler then a pearling mothership, the Windward went through renovation and transformed into an all out remote location watersports support vessel. Because of its size, the Windward is perfect for large groups look for full days of surfing and comfortable conditions on deck. The large covered back deck serves a great toy shed and can easily handle an amazing amount of gear.


Surf Trip? Dive trip? Environmental survey? Inter island cargo? She’s a versatile and comfortable vessel in great condition.

The Windward has 2 dinghies and a Jet ski with rescue sled. A Hiab seacrane to get the toys on and off the boat easily and quickly. Accommodation for a whole football team then some, a walk in coolroom, icy airconditioning and heaps of deckspace undercover and outside to rig up your gear and spread out. We’ve got a western Chef and an experienced surfing/diver skipper.


Comfortable accommodations for 10 guests. The crew consists of the captain and the chef and four crew members.


Main Deck Engine Room and Storage Guest Accommodations Double Berth Cabin Galley and Lounge Wheelhouse Shower and Laundry Storage Main Deck Guest Accommodations Double Berth Cabin Double Berth Bedroom Lounge Galley Wheelhouse and Crew Accomodations Indies Trader Windward


General Information

  • Flag – Cook Islands
  • Port of registry – Avatui
  • Builder – Australian Shipbuilding Industries
  • Naval architect – Verboon and associates
  • Built – 1972
  • Rebuilt – 1996 2010
  • Length (OA) – 24.22 metres
  • Breadth (MLD) – 6.78 metres
  • Depth (MLD) – 3.72 metres
  • Draft (lightship) – 2.478 metres (aft)
  • Draft (fully loaded) – 3.3 meters
  • Max Loaded Displacement – 224 tonnes
  • Lightship displacement – 127 tonnes
  • Service Speed – 10.5 knots
  • Fuel consumption – @ 8 knots @1400rpm inc gen is 70 litres hour.
  • Range – 6000nm.
  • Duration – 224hr ops at survey speed of 6 knots = 60 days


Windward is a steel Charter Vessel, sturdy and seaworthy with Low hour machinery and all the regular equipment you would expect of an Australian Surveyed vessel. Large fuel capacity and walk in Chiller etc mean the vessel has extended duration and range. Lots of accommodation and deckspace.


  • Main Engine – Cummins KTA19 cylinder, kW 405 @ 1,800 rpm
  • Generators – Caterpillar 150kva , Hino Stamford 60 kVA
  • Watermaker – Citor, 5 tonnes a day
  • Windlass – hydraulic powered with 2 chain gypsies and .2 anchors
  • Crane – Hiab Seacrane Hydraulic 3.5 tonnes


  • Fuel – 50,000 litres
  • Potable Water – 10.4 tonnes
  • Ballast – 45.4 tonnes


  • Satcom – Fleet Broadband- High speed data, email voice fax
  • Radar – JRC colour MARPA radar JMA5100
  • Sounder – JMC colour video echo sounder V108
  • G.P.S. – Furuno GPS navigator GP500 Magellan GPS unit NAV1200
  • H.F. Radio – Codan HF transceiver with manual aerial 8528S
  • VHF Radio – GME Electrophone VHF transceiver GX558A
  • Auto Pilot
  • Compass – Tokyo Keiki Seizosho 250 mm


nineteen (19) in 4 cabins

  • Berths – nineteen  (19) in 4 cabins
  • Laundry – Washing machine and Drier
  • WC/Shower – Two (2) with hand basins
  • Safety Equipment – To Solas standards with RFD (16) persons liferaft, epirb etc
  • Survey – WA DPI current
  • Tender – Aluminium 5 meter


  • Decompression Chamber – 1 x 48” twin lock DDC with overboard 02 dump. Newly refurbished and Hydro tested
  • Breathing air Compressors – Bauer K14 /Mako frame electric driven auto dumps, Bauer purus electric driven as backup
  • Scuba Cylinders – 12 x Twin set 80cft with DIN valves


Marshall Islands


80 Feet

Direct Phone

Phone +870 773 150 472