• Owners: Whale Watch Kaikoura

  • Designer: Teknicraft Design Ltd

  • LOA: 17.7m

  • Beam: 6.4m

  • Draft: 0.7m

  • Cruise Speed: 36

  • Fuel Capacity: 2000 Litres

  • Survey: MNZ, Part 40a, Restricted Coastal

  • Engines: 2 x MTU 2000 M70 8V Diesel

  • Propulsion: 391 Hamilton Jet Unit

  • Construction: Marine Grade Aluminium

  • Launched: November 1999



Wheketere was built in 1999 by Q-West Boat Builders for Whale Watch Kaikoura. The vessel was designed by Teknicraft Design Ltd as a passenger catamaran.  This is the first of five boats that Q-West have built for this client which is testament to the quality of vessels Q-West build.

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