This new design by Roger Hill features a displacement hull with remarkable speed and fuel economy and smoothness of ride.
Power options available from twin 90hp outboards upto twin 270hp inboard diesels on shafts
Half fuel, full water tanks but minimal personal gear loading. Sea conditions – half metre chop.
- 8 knots, 9.6 litres per hour total both engines
- 11 knots, 16 litres per hour total
- 15 knots, 26.6 litres per hour total
- 20 knots, 43 litres per hour total
- 24 knots, 70 litres per hour total.
For the 60 nautical mile trip from Auckland to Great Barrier Island or Tauranga to Great Mercury Island, cruising at 15 knots would take 4 hours and use 106.4 litres of diesel at today’s cost of about $81! At 20 knots it would be a 3 hour trip at a cost of $100. (Diesel at $0.77 per litre). Please note sea conditions and boat loading will influence this data.
With twin 270hp diesels the next vessel launched had these performance figures:
|RPM||Speed in kts||Fuel – L/ph|
|Idle – 680||4.5||1.5|
The interior features a large double berth forward to port, two singles to starboard, and a single in hull under saloon.