Clipper V


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 has expanded operations with a sister ship of Clipper IV designed by Teknicraft. 

The new 17m hydrofoil assisted catamaran carries 96 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 V started service in November 2015.


Specifications:


Length (OA):
17.7m (58.1ft)

Length (Hull):
16.3m (53.5ft)

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:
96

Construction: 
Sealium Aluminium

Builder: 
Q-West Boat Builders

Articles:
  Featured in Professional Skipper magazine Jan/Feb 2016
  Cover of AUSMARINE magazine Dec 2015
  Featured in AUSMARINE magazine Dec 2015