MV FeBrina came to Papua New Guinea as the life time dream of Captain Alan Raabe, combined with the foresight of Max Benjamin at Walindi Resort.
With Walindi Resort as her home port, and under the management of Alan, MV FeBrina has evolved into a boutique Liveaboard dive vessel, providing a unique diving experience in the bountiful waters of West New Britain.
MV FeBrina was purchased by her current owners, Max Benjamin and Alan Raabe, in 1991. At the time, FeBrina was a fishing and diving charter vessel operating out of Gladstone, Australia. Prior to delivering the boat from Australia to Papua New Guinea, the boat was totally refurbished to cater especially for divers and underwater photographers, with many further upgrades since then.
Today, MV FeBrina is 73 feet of liveaboard comfort and convenience. She is an older, traditional style vessel, a very stable and extremely seaworthy motor boat, well set out and catering for serious divers and photographers who want a total PNG dive experience.
For more detailed information and a pictorial history of MV FeBrina since she arrived at Walindi, click on “more details”.
MV FeBrina has three decks. The lower deck houses the guest accommodation and engine room. The main deck is where you will find the saloon and galley, dive deck, dive platform and sun deck. The wheelhouse, laundry and crew quarters are located on the upper deck.
MV FeBrina has accommodation for 12 passengers in 7 air-conditioned cabins. All cabins are situated below the main deck, with access by traditional boat style ladder stairs. Cabin styles are twin (2 beds), double (1 bed) and 2 single cabins. All have been custom built to make maximum use of space available. .
Built with a steel hull and steel/aluminium superstructure, MV Febrina's classic design and below deck cabins makes for a comfortable journey. Fitted with all modern navigational and safety equipment, large water and fuel tanks, individual air-conditioning to all areas of the vessel and water level duckboard, MV FeBrina is a perfect platform to explore the waters of Papua New Guinea.
MV FeBrina dives the areas of Kimbe Bay, the surrounding waters along the northern coast of New Britain such as Witu Islands to the north west and Fathers Reefs to the east, the Rabaul area and the Southern Coastline of New Britain. For selected departures, MV FeBrina also travels to other dive areas in Papua New Guinea.