Ikatere


Teknicraft was approached by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research to design a vessel that would function as a safe, stable, reliable and fast platform for up to 15 different scientific research applications.

This vessel has a cruise speed of 28 knots and is fitted with a large array of scientific instrumentation and equipment, including highly sensitive multi-beam transducers for mapping of the seabed.


Specifications:


Length (OA):
13.9m (45.6ft)

Beam:
4.9m (16.1ft)

Draft:
0.7m (2.3ft)

Engines:
2 x Cummins QSC8.3-500

Rating:

372kW (499bhp) @2600rpm

Propulsion:
2 x HamiltonJet HJ322

Speed:
28 knots (service)
35 knots (max)

Construction:
Marine Grade Aluminium

Builder:
Q-West Boat Builders

Articles:
  Ikatere features in Professional Skipper Magazine - March/April 10