Alloy Cats (NZ) Ltd July Newsletter

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.

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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!

Kingfishercat 900  demonstrator reduced to clear

This Kingfishercat 900 demonstrator is in excellent condition. At $210,000 including GST it is over $100,000 below replacement cost. It is game rigged with a chair and outriggers.
Twin 225hp Yamaha outboards 
Electronic controls 
Length overall 9m 
Beam 3.25m 
Fuel 600 litre
Water 400 litre

15m powercat to American Samoa

Designed for charter fishing in American Samoa, this 14.7m Kingfisher powercat will be powered by twin C7 480hp Caterpillar diesels through Vee drives. Currently work is progressing on the hull.
Alloy Cats will complete the alloy work and install the engines before the craft is shipped to the owner for completion in the Islands.

10m Roger Hill cray boat

The alloy work on this powercat was recently completed and the boat delivered to the Eastern Bay of Plenty for the owner to complete. It will be powered by twin 4 stroke outboards.

8m Kingfishercat added to range

This model can be powered by outboards or sterndrives. With a 3 metre beam it is trailerable with a suitable tow vehicle. Interior can feature two single berths and a double, plus galley and shower/toilet.

New trailerable powercats add to Kingfishercat range

Design has been completed on a 5.75m powercat whilst the 7.05m model has been built and is now being painted. The 575 is available as a cuddy cabin or centre console and is powered by a single outboard.
A feature of the 575 is the immense amount of sealed buoyancy flotation in the sealed hulls.

Kingfisher team wins Samoan International Gamefishing Tournament

Here at Alloy Cats we don’t just design and build boats – we spend heaps of time out on the water so we know how boats perform. Fishing from a Kingfisher 900 powercat, Kim and his team won the Samoan International in sea conditions which were, in the most part, somewhat challenging. Their catch included 6 yellowfin tuna up to 72kg. Back in home waters our skilled tradesmen have strong fishing and boating interests with Campbell in particular involved in several broadbill captures and most of the other staff always keen to get amongst the fish.