• Owners: HamiltonJet

  • Designer: Teknicraft Design

  • LOA: 15.0m

  • Beam: 5.1m

  • Draft: 0.65m

  • 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


ARIA Overview

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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