• Owners: Whale Watch Kaikoura

  • Designer: Teknicraft Design

  • LOA: 25.25m

  • Beam: 9.2m

  • Draft: 0.9m

  • Passengers: 116

  • Cruise Speed: 30

  • Fuel Capacity: 4000 Litres

  • Survey: MNZ, Part 40A

  • Engines: 4 x Scania DI16 076M Marine Diesel

  • Propulsion: 4 x Hamilton HJ364 Waterjets

  • Construction: Marine Grade Aluminium

  • Launched: February 2022



Wheketere was launched in February 2022 by Q-West Boat Builders for Whale Watch Kaikoura.  The vessel was designed by Teknicraft Design as a passenger catamaran.  This is the seventh boat that Q-West have built for this client.  The vessel is a sister ship to the recently launched Te Ao Marama, both vessels are larger than the rest of the fleet and incorporate new technology; along with grandstands for great passenger viewing and VIP lounges and decks.

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