Q-West Boat Builders New Zealand


Wawahia was built in 2009 by Q-West Boat Builders for Whale Watch Kaikoura. The vessel was designed by Teknicraft Design Ltd as a passenger catamaran.  This is the fifth of five boats that Q-West have built for this client, which is testament to the quality of vessels Q-West build.




Owners: Whale Watch Kaikoura NZ

Designer: Teknicraft Design Limited

LOA: 17.9m      

Beam: 6.4m

Draft: .75m

Passengers: 48

Cruise Speed: 28 Knots

Fuel Capacity: 2000 litres

Survey: MNZ, Part 40A, Restricted Coastal

Engines: 2 x Volvo D16 MH                                        

Propulsion: Hamilton HJ 403      

Construction: Marine Grade Aluminium

Launched: October 2009

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