Q-West Boat Builders New Zealand

LION Foundation Rescue

LION Foundation Rescue is a 15.15m search and rescue catamaran built by Q-West Boat Builders in 2014 for Auckland Coastguard Incorporated.  

The main function of the vessel is martime search and rescue, however it will also be used for the following:

  • Assist and/or tow damaged or disabled vessels
  • Transport of sick and injured persons
  • Support of aerial operations
  • Promotion of boating safety
  • Surveillance operations


LION Foundation Rescue


Owner:  Auckland Coastguard Incorporated

Designer: Teknicraft Design 

LOA: 15.15m

Beam: 5.8m

Draft: 0.85m

Cruise Speed: 27knots

Fuel Capacity: 2500litres

Survey: MNZ Part 40A Restricted Coastal Limits

Engines: 2x Scania DI13 077M

Propulsion: Hamilton HJ364 Waterjets

Construction: Marine Grade Aluminium

Delivery Date: January 2015

  • LION Foundation
    LION Foundation
  • LION Foundation Rescue
    LION Foundation Rescue

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