"The Ox" –Six-metre aluminium multi-purpose work punt

"The Ox" –Six-metre aluminium multi-purpose work punt

This vessel was designed and built for our own yard, in order to assist with movements of vessels around our busy Shipyard at Harwood located in the Port of Yamba.

We needed a small multi-purpose vessel that could be put in and out of the water easily when needed, and required minimal crew to operate the vessel for a variety of uses.


There were several critical functions identified that needed to be in this one handy vessel.

These included lines handling on vessels to be docked, transporting crew on and off vessels safely, assisting to move vessels being docked into position as a small pusher vessel, rather than having to have a much larger and more expensive pusher tug to maintain and man.

We also needed a vessel that we could use as a work platform if required, capable of having some deck cargo and area to work with this cargo.

Finally, the vessel had to be easy to manoeuvre into tight spaces, and quick to react.


The design had to be multi-purpose. We needed several functions to be carried out, but only wanted to have the one vessel to do the job rather than multiple plant and machinery to maintain and insure.

The vessel had to be cost effective to build, maintain and operate – which it has been. We've had several companies involved in marine construction projects that have loved the design, and expressed interest in adding one to their own operation.



Twin outboard motors were our choice of propulsion. Two 50hp Mercury petrol outboards providing 22 knots of cruising power, enabling us to move to various locations quickly and easily.

The combined motors provide ample pushing power for the requirements we have.


The vessel is fitout with basic but quality equipment to NSCV 2D requirements. This includes a VHF Radio, compass and engine alarms.

Deck Equipment:

The deck area makes this vessel ideal for small workboat requirements, with a fantastic 900kgs of capacity to be able to load and move heavy fenders from vessel to vessel as required.

Having a rear console and ample deck space, using the vessel as a work platform is just another handy addition to the layout.

Having the deck space also makes it safely accessible and user friendly to utilise as a lines handling vessel.

One available for immediate purchase, additional ones can be constructed with an 8-12 week turnaround

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Subject: WorkBoatWorld.com: "The Ox" –Six-metre aluminium multi-purpose work punt

General Info
Sub category Multi-purpose work boat
Contract type For Sale
Condition To Order (Build)
Price POA
Contact Harwood Marine (Builder)
Phone Show Phone Number AU - +61 (02) 6646 4222
Classification NSCV 2D
Country of Build Australia
Builder Harwood Marine
Build material Aluminium
Country Australia
Town or port Yamba, NSW
Length 6.0 metres / 19' 8"
Beam 2.2 metres / 7' 3"
Depth 0.7 metres / 2' 4"
Draught 0.2 metres / 0' 8"
Engines & Propulsion
Main engine/s details 2 x 50hp outboard motors
Cruising speed (knots) 25
Fuel details 50 litres
Crew 2
Deck cargo details 900kg max
Electronics VHF radio
Other safety equipment To NSCV 2D Survey
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