Q-West Boat Builders New Zealand


Wheketere was built in 1999 by Q-West Boat Builders for Whale Watch Kaikoura. The vessel was designed by Teknicraft Design Ltd as a passenger catamaran.  This is the first 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

Designer: Teknicraft Design Ltd

LOA: 17.7m

Beam: 6.4m

Draft: 0.7m

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 1999

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