Designer: Teknicraft Design
Cruise Speed: 32 knots
Fuel Capacity: 1,200 Litres
Survey: MNZ, Part 40A
Engines: 2 x Yanmar 6SY 530kW Marine Diesels
Propulsion: 2 x HTX30 Hamilton WaterJets
Construction: Marine Grade Aluminium
Launched: February 2021
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.
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