Kingfisher 1200 Displacement Powercat

Designed for efficiency and economy by Roger Hill, this craft is proving very popular.

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
1000 5.9 3.7
1500 8.5 9.5
2000 11.7 21.3
2500 16.1 33.4
3000 19.8 50.7
3500 23.2 76.1
Max-3850 25.7 105.8

The interior features a large double berth forward to port, two singles to starboard, and a single in hull under saloon.

Boat Details

  • Hull Length: 11.5m
  • Length Overall: 12m
  • Beam: 4.5m
  • Draft: 0.74m
  • Displacement: 7 tonnes
  • Fuel capacity: 800 litres
  • Fresh water: 400 litres