3 February 2015 • Company News • 1 comment

Kingfisher minicat triumphs in swamp test

Our minicat range have sealed buoyancy in the hulls and polystyrene filled side decks. This 370 model had the bungs removed and water didn’t even cover the upside of the wingdeck when it settled. Water had to be pumped in until the boat was completely drowned as shown in photo. As a bonus, the outboard stayed…

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9 December 2014 • Company News

New Naiad for harbourmaster underway

Construction has commenced on a 10.5m Naiad Rib for a North Island Harbourmaster. The vessel will be powered by twin 370hp Yanmar diesels couple to Hamilton jets, complete with Blue Arrow controls. Launching is expected mid 2015. Visit the  Naiad website

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22 October 2014 • Company News

Kingfisher Minicat range launched

We believe power catamarans are the future of boating and accordingly, have now completed a range of cats from 3.7m up to 15m under the Kingfishercat branding. The latest are the 370, 430 and 490 Minicat models, with the 575PC and 705PC having been released prior to August 2014. The 430 minicat pictured is powered by…

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16 October 2014 • Company News

New 15m Kingfisher powercat takes shape

Destined for American Samoa where it will be used for commercial work and gamefishing, this 15m flybridge Kingfishercat should have all alloy work completed by Christmas. It will be powered by twin C7 460hp Caterpillars.It is the second to this design that Alloy Cats have built.

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21 August 2014 • Company News

New Kingfishercat 705 launched

Expectations were met as the new Kingfishercat 705 finally graced the water in Tauranga. The trim was perfect, stability exceptional (as would be expected from a cat) and the nasty Mount Maunganui harbour entrance pressure waves utterly tamed as the craft went on its initial sea trial. Powered by twin 100hp 4 stroke Yamahas, the…

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24 July 2014 • Company News • 1 comment

14.7m Kingfishercat for American Samoa

Designed for charter fishing in American Samoa, this 14.7m alloy powercat will be powered by twin C7 460hp Caterpillar diesels through vee drives. All alloy work will be completed by the end of the year. Dimensions Hull Length 14.5mLength Overall 14.7mBeam 5.2mDraft 1.12mDisplacement 14 tonnesFuel capacity 2 X 1160 litresFresh water Water maker

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17 June 2014 • Company News

Smallest addition to Kingfishercat range

Design work has been completed on the new 575 Kingfishercat in both cuddy cabin and centre console versions. The craft features asymmetrical hulls with full underfloor sealed flotation for positive buoyancy. Length 5.75m  Beam 2.5m Outboard – set up for single outboard around 100 to 150 hp.

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14 May 2014 • Company News

12m Displacement cat under construction

This new Roger Hill design is exclusive to Alloy Cats (NZ) Ltd, and features a displacement form with as much shape as can be attained from a single alloy bottom plate. It is very warped and transitions from very fine forward to flat sections aft. It should be a very efficient shape that has some…

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10 April 2014 • Company News

New trailerable Kingfishercat 705 takes shape

What will currently be the smallest powercat in the Kingfishercat range for now is now well into the construction phase at Alloycats (NZ) Ltd in Mt Maunganui. This will be a trailerable cat and will be powered by a pair of 90hp 4 stroke outboards. Great stability and performance is expected from the craft which…

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31 March 2014 • Company News • 2 comments

Kingfisher 575 Centre Console Upgraded

This newer version of the Kingfisher 575 CC has a raised sheerline to give passengers sitting in front of console much greater comfort. They are more sheltered from the wind and have conveniently placed grab rails to hold on to. The boat features side by side seating at the helm and a more aesthetic bimini…

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