Wakatere

The Port of Auckland has taken delivery of its unique catamaran pilot boat. The design, which incorporates Teknicraft's hydrofoil supported hull, has a fuel consumption of less than 4 lt/nm fuel when cruising at 28 kn. With a top speed of over 40 kn it can reach a ship, and be ready to transfer a pilot within a short time.

The excellent maneuverability of the waterjet control system, coupled to the asymmetrical hullshape, makes the boat predictable and stable when coming alongside a ship, and enables it to hold station and depart without having to counteract interference forces between the pilot boat and the ship. The pilothouse has ample of space for 3 crew and 4 pilots, and includes a separate galley and washroom facilities.

A hydraulic platform behind the transom, with stairs from the deck allows for a quick and safe method to retrieve a person from the sea in case of an emergency.

Specifications:


Length (OA):
15.65m (51.35ft)

Length (Hull):
14.3m (47ft)


Beam (Moulded)

5.5m (18.0ft)

Beam (Including fenders):
6.0m (19.7ft)

Draft: 
0.75m (2.5ft)

Engines: 
2 x Scania DI 13 077M

Rating:
 
478kW (641bhp) @2300rpm

Propulsion: 
2 x HamiltonJet HJ364

Speed: 
30 knots (service)
40 knots (max)

Construction: 
Aluminium

Builder: 

Q-West boat buiders


Articles:
  Featured in Professional Skipper magazine Mar/Apr 2016
  Featured in AUSMARINE magazine Dec 2015
  Featured in AUSMARINE magazine July 2015
  Featured in Work Boat magazine Aug 2015