Clipper IV

Length (OA):17.5m (57.4ft)
Beam: 6.6m (21.7ft)
Draft: 0.8m (2.6ft)
Engines: 2 x MTU S60
Rating: 615kW (825bhp) @2300rpm
Propulsion: 2 x HamiltonJet HJ403
Speed: 28 knots (service) 38 knots (maximum)
Passengers: 90
Construction: Aluminium
Builder: Q-West Boat Builders

The commuter route between Auckland and the scenic Pine Harbour Marina south east of Auckland is currently served by three Teknicraft designed passenger catamarans. Due to the popularity of the service the operator is expanding operations with a new, larger vessel designed by Teknicraft.

The new 17m hydrofoil assisted catamaran carries 90 seated passengers as well as a number of standing passengers, and also has additional space for bicycles. The vessel has been fitted with an adjustable hydrofoil which enables the fuel consumption of the vessel to be optimised for different passenger loadings and varying sea-states. Clipper IV entered service in August 2011.