January 26 2018 was International Customs Day, and was considered a suitable day for Q-West Boat Builders to officially handover to New Zealand Customs Service their newest vessel the 18.6 metre Teknicraft-designed Hawk V.
Q-West has delivered another prime Teknicraft-designed, Scania driven, Hamilton Jet-powered patrol vessel. This one, Hawk V, is a very stealthy, then speedy 18.6m catamaran.
Q-West’s approach to building these vessels was to build craft that operate for a large amount of hours and to minimise the downtime and refit work for the future.
Wellington’s new pilot boat is the second Scottish-designed, Kiwi-built pilot vessel commissioned in New Zealand. 19.8m, twin Scania-powered, this Q-West boat impresses on a lot of levels. Take a close look at the workmanship and evident thought that have gone into this specialist vessel.
When the Port of Wellington took delivery from Q-West of their new pilot boat ‘Te Haa’, it replaced a vessel from the same builder 25 years earlier.
A 34m aluminium catamaran is the first of a two vessel repeat order for a New Zealand passenger ferry operator.