Category: Workboats

20 September 2015, Workboats

15m gamefisher cat ready for Pacific action

The third major launching this September was the 15m Kingfishercat “Double Hooked”. Powered by 450hp Caterpillar diesels the planing cat achieved 32 knots during initial trials in Tauranga. As a dedicated gamefisher destined for American Samoa, “Double Hooked” features a massive cockpit, Cyril Jordon gamechair, aft bridge controls, air conditioning, and Garmin electronics.

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30 August 2015, Workboats

Whitianga ferry for 63 passengers launched

It’s been 30 years since Whitianga had a new ferry to serve the eastern shores across the harbour. This new 12m mono hulled  alloy craft, built by Alloy Cats, greatly increases capacity to meet growing demand. She’s powered by an 85hp John Deere diesel and offers greater space and comfort.

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30 August 2015, Workboats , 2 comments

Taupo Harbourmaster Rib takes to water

This 10.5m Naiad will be a common sight on Lake Taupo this summer after being launched for sea trials in Tauranga during August. The RIB is powered by twin 370hp Yanmars driving Hamilton jets and is capable of close to 40 knots top speed. A vast array of modern electronics will ensure the Harbourmaster’s role…

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31 July 2013, Workboats

New powercat for mussel farm fishing charters

[lead]This new 12m Kingfisher powercat is destined for charter fishing on the Coromandel mussel farms.[/lead] Although a genuine cat it does takes on the appearance of a traditional harvesting barge. The hull was turned over on 1st August with launching due in October 2013. Power will be a pair of 200hp for stroke Yamahas giving…

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16 March 2013, Workboats

Maketu Coastguard have new boat

The Maketu Coastguard unit has taken delivery of their new Robson 11m vessel. Alloy Cats Ltd received a basic hull and cabin shell to modify and completed the fit out, painting and engine installations. The vessel is powered by twin 440hp Yanmar diesels through Hamilton jets, and has a top speed of around 38 knots….

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30 December 2012, Workboats

Kingfishercat 1150 is new passenger ferry in Tauranga

In October this Kingfishercat 1150 was launched for a Tauranga client. The powercat is configured for transporting passengers across the harbour and out to out lying islands. The powercat comfortably seats 24 inside with a further 10 in the cockpit area. Power is by twin 300hp Yamaha outboards and with a top speed of 40…

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17 November 2012, Workboats

New Coastguard vessel for Waihi Beach launched

This 9.5m Naiad designed RHIB rescue boat was delivered to the Waihi Beach Coastguard in December. Gallagher Rescue, as the boat is named, was a 7 month project for Alloy Cats Ltd. It is powered by twin 250hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboards and is capable of speeds in excess of 45 knots. The outboards are…

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30 September 2012, Workboats

New crayfishing boat for BOP

Alloy Cats launched this Tim Barnett designed 14m crayboat in September, 2012. Powered by twin 370hp  Yanmars through Italian Costoldi jets, the vessel will operate out of the Kaituna Cut south of Mt Maunganui.

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