Alec McBain had the boat built. Des Garsed leased and used the boat for cray fishing. Jim Hursey owned Margaret Eve and used it for cray fishing. Previous owners, Mark Devine used her for abalone fishing and Shawn Abbott used her for cray fishing. Roger Lawrence purchased the boat in very poor condition and commenced the work listed below with the help of family and friends.
Aft wheelhouse was removed and a new much larger deckhouse constructed using hardwood frames, marine ply over with 10ml glass to windows. Fitted out galley etc. using Huon Pine and Myrtle. The centre well was removed and 2 stainless fresh water tanks were fitted, 600lt each.Two double berths, forward cabin includes 4 berths, a shower and electric toilet. Engine room, rebuilt 353gm motor, 2 refurbished fuel tanks, 700lt each, 8kw genset and exhaust fans. New steering and the boat has been rewired with electronics and replumbed with 50lt hot water cylinder. New standing rigging and steel slipper.