20 September 2015 • Workboats

15m gamefisher cat ready for Pacific action

The third major launching this September was the 15m Kingfishercat “Double Hooked”. Powered by 450hp Caterpillar diesels the planing cat achieved 32 knots during initial trials in Tauranga. As a dedicated gamefisher destined for American Samoa, “Double Hooked” features a massive cockpit, Cyril Jordon gamechair, aft bridge controls, air conditioning, and Garmin electronics.

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30 August 2015 • Workboats

Whitianga ferry for 63 passengers launched

It’s been 30 years since Whitianga had a new ferry to serve the eastern shores across the harbour. This new 12m mono hulled  alloy craft, built by Alloy Cats, greatly increases capacity to meet growing demand. She’s powered by an 85hp John Deere diesel and offers greater space and comfort.

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30 August 2015 • Workboats • 2 comments

Taupo Harbourmaster Rib takes to water

This 10.5m Naiad will be a common sight on Lake Taupo this summer after being launched for sea trials in Tauranga during August. The RIB is powered by twin 370hp Yanmars driving Hamilton jets and is capable of close to 40 knots top speed. A vast array of modern electronics will ensure the Harbourmaster’s role…

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3 February 2015 • Company News • 1 comment

Kingfisher minicat triumphs in swamp test

Our minicat range have sealed buoyancy in the hulls and polystyrene filled side decks. This 370 model had the bungs removed and water didn’t even cover the upside of the wingdeck when it settled. Water had to be pumped in until the boat was completely drowned as shown in photo. As a bonus, the outboard stayed…

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9 December 2014 • Company News

New Naiad for harbourmaster underway

Construction has commenced on a 10.5m Naiad Rib for a North Island Harbourmaster. The vessel will be powered by twin 370hp Yanmar diesels couple to Hamilton jets, complete with Blue Arrow controls. Launching is expected mid 2015. Visit the  Naiad website

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22 October 2014 • Company News

Kingfisher Minicat range launched

We believe power catamarans are the future of boating and accordingly, have now completed a range of cats from 3.7m up to 15m under the Kingfishercat branding. The latest are the 370, 430 and 490 Minicat models, with the 575PC and  705PC having been released prior to August 2014. The 430 minicat pictured is powered by…

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16 October 2014 • Company News

New 15m Kingfisher powercat takes shape

Destined for American Samoa where it will be used for commercial work and gamefishing, this 15m flybridge Kingfishercat should have all alloy work completed by Christmas. It will be powered by twin C7 460hp Caterpillars. It is the second to this design that Alloy Cats have built.

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21 August 2014 • Company News

New Kingfishercat 705 launched

Expectations were met as the new Kingfishercat 705 finally graced the water in Tauranga. The trim was perfect, stability exceptional (as would be expected from a cat) and the nasty Mount Maunganui harbour entrance pressure waves utterly tamed as the craft went on its initial sea trial. Powered by twin 100hp 4 stroke Yamahas, the…

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24 July 2014 • Company News • 1 comment

14.7m Kingfishercat for American Samoa

Designed for charter fishing in American Samoa, this 14.7m alloy powercat will be powered by twin C7 460hp Caterpillar diesels through vee drives. All alloy work will be completed by the end of the year. Dimensions Hull Length 14.5m Length Overall 14.7m Beam 5.2m Draft 1.12m Displacement 14 tonnes Fuel capacity 2 X 1160 litres Fresh water Water maker

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