Wawahia


Whale Watch Kaikoura has the largest fleet of Teknicraft catamarans of all our clients. Launched in 2009, Wawahia is the 6th and most recent vessel to be delivered to Whale Watch in the last 10 years.

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. Being far away from the nearest haul-out facility, Teknicraft has also designed a trailer that can carry each of the vessels in the fleet. This provides a simple and low cost approach for servicing and maintenance on dry land.


Specifications:


Length (OA):
17.1m (56.1ft)

Beam:
6.4m (21.0ft)

Draft:
0.8m (2.6ft)

Engines:
2 x Volvo Penta D16 MH

Rating:

551kW (739bhp) @1900rpm

Propulsion:
2 x HamiltonJet HJ403

Speed:
29 knots (service)
36 knots (max)

Passengers:
48

Construction:
Aluminium

Builder:
Q-West Boat Builders

Articles:
  Cover of AUSMARINE magazine Dec 2009
  Cover of Professional Skipper magazine Jan/Feb 2010
  Featured in AUSMARINE magazine Dec 2009
  Featured in Professional Skipper magazine Jan/Feb 2010
  Featured in the Christchurch Star newspapaer Dec 2009
  Featured in Fast Ferry International magazine Nov 20009
  Featured in Business in Focus magazine Feb 2014
Data Sheets:
  HamiltonJet JetBrief for sister ship Wheketere