Welcome to our July newsletter
There has been no slow down in enquiries and orders across our several ranges of boats.
Powercat interest is at an all time high both with our own Kingfishercat designs and the Roger Hill models. This is a strong indicator of the greater acceptance of alloy powercats in both New Zealand and overseas markets.
We have invested heavily in new plant to meet the growing demand. As well as our CNC router, we now have a new Durma 150 tonne CNC press brake for programmed folding of alloy components. New CNC tube rollers and pipe bending machines complement our ongoing move into modern technology and the many advantages it brings.
We are always looking for new staff, especially those with previous alloy boatbuilding experience.
New 12m Kingfisher displacement cat
This new design by Roger Hill features a displacement hull with remarkable speed and fuel economy and smoothness of ride.
Consider these figures – The power option of 2 x 170 hp or 2 x 190 hp motors through a straight shaft driveline give a predicted speed of approximately 25 to 27 knots at about 2.5 litre per nm fuel burn.
At 15 knots fuel burn is about 1.5 litres per nm. For a lazy cruise at 8 knots, a mere 0.8 litres per nm can be expected!