Q-West Boat Builders New Zealand

Te Ao Marama

Te Ao Marama was built in 2000 by Q-West Boat Builders for Whale Watch Kaikoura. The vessel was designed by Teknicraft Design Ltd as a passenger catamaran.  This is the second of five boats that Q-West have built for this client, which is testament to the quality of vessels Q-West build.


Te Ao Marama


Owners: Whale Watch Kaikoura NZ

Designer:  Teknicraft Design Limited

LOA: 17.7m  

Beam: 6.4m

Draft: .7m

Passengers: 48

Cruise Speed: 36 Knots

Fuel Capacity: 2000 litres

Survey: MNZ, Part 40A, Restricted Coastal

Engines: 2 x MTU 2000 M70 8V Diesel                                     

Propulsion: 391 Hamilton Jet Unit       

Construction: Marine Grade Aluminium

Launched: November 2000

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