TECT Rescue is a 14.8m search and rescue catamaran constructed for Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard Association Incorporated.  The state-of-the-art craft is equipped with enhanced capabilities for sea rescues, and is larger and swifter than their current vessel.  This is the first vessel constructed for this client.


Mahina is an 18.6m high-speed catamaran constructed as a pleasure craft for a private client.  The vessel has a high-end finish both internally and externally.  This is the first vessel constructed for this client.

POLICE 1, 2 & 3

These purpose-built, 12m high speed interceptors are a new generation of Police RHIB.  They offer increased space and crew comfort, and better access to the water and shore.


Q-West Boat Builders were selected in mid-2020 to refit Aria with HamiltonJet’s new hybrid system.  Aria was originally constructed by Q-West in 2007 and is a 15m aluminium foil assisted catamaran.

The modifications were substantial and involved the total reconfiguration of the vessels driveline, installation of electrical components and the fabrication of a fire protected battery compartment.

HamiltonJet’s Electro-Hybrid Drive, or EHX system, offers a totally integrated propulsion system that provides all the benefits of jet propulsion with seamless transition from electric to diesel.

Q-West’s installation of the hybrid system and the supporting items required for operation has enabled us to collect accurate data for future electric or hybrid vessels.

Q-West has been a long-standing customer of HamiltonJet, installing more jet units in New Zealand than any other builder.  HamiltonJet’s quality, support and commitment to development has ensured our strong relationship will continue.


Hawk V will be based in Auckland and largely tasked with patrolling the North Island’s east coast down to Napier.  It will check international craft and support other agencies.

Although similar in design to ‘Deodar III’, ‘LION Foundation Rescue’ and ‘VP09’ – all constructed by Q-West, this vessel incorporates improved hull design features and an adjustable foil system.