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.


Te Kaihōpara was constructed for The University of Auckland.  The primary role of the craft is for research, survey and educational missions, led by the University of Auckland’s Institute of Marine Science, based in Leigh. This is the first vessel constructed for this client.




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.


Vanguard is a 30metre Mussel Harvester which is able to harvest 80 tonnes of mussels per day.

MacLab have mussel farms in various locations across the top of the South Island from the Marlborough Sounds to Tasman Bay and Golden Bay.


An 18 metre aluminium flat deck dumb barge constructed for Marine Services NZ for use in the Marlborough Sounds area.