17m Whale Watch Catamaran

Whale Watch Kaikoura has the largest fleet of Teknicraft catamarans of all our clients. They are currently considering their 7th Teknicraft Catamaran to grow their fleet.

This 17m proposal is an evolution of their most recent vessels, adding Teknicraft's new Sickle Bow for improved seakeeping and passenger comfort.

Whale Watch is based in the small town of Kaikoura on the remote East Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Every year they attract more than 100,000 tourists to watch the whales from these comfortable, purpose designed catamarans.


Specifications:


Length (OA):
17.9m (58.7ft)

Beam: 
6.4m (21.0ft)

Draft: 
0.8m (2.6ft)

Engines: 
2 x Scania DI16 070M

Rating:
 
552kW (740bhp) @1800rpm

Propulsion: 
2 x HamiltonJet HJ403

Speed: 
28 knots (service)

Passengers:
48

Construction: 
Aluminium