19 February 2017 • Company News • 1 comment

We love our cats, but still build monos

Push biking home from  the beach shop by Ohope Top Ten holiday park I was reflecting on how my exercise campaign was not really working. We were on our summer holiday at Ohope Top Ten Holiday Park. Rochelle commented rather too often that I had beefed up a bit over the Christmas period and she…

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24 December 2016 • Latest Launch

Kingfisher 510 Minicat Centre Console launched

The latest addition to our range of revolutionary Kingfisher minicats is the 510 centre console. This particular vessel is powered by a 140hp Suzuki giving a top speed of 35knots. In rough harbour conditions just before Christmas it powered straight through a ‘wind against tide’ chop at 30 knots with no hard pounding and and…

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25 September 2016 • Company News • 2 comments

Economical and comfortable Kingfisher 1200 displacement powercat at Auckland Boat Show

On our passage from Tauranga to Auckland to display at the Auckland On the Water Boat Show the economy cruising figures of the Kingfisher 12m displacement cat were as follows: Distance travelled: 125nmAverage speed: 17.6 knotsTime taken: 7 hoursDiesel used: 275 litresLitres per nautical mile: 2.2Cost at 90 cents/litre: $247Sea conditions: Average one metre nor…

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4 May 2016 • Company News

15m Kingfishercat completes 1600nm delivery passage

Designed and built by Alloy Cats, the 15m gamefisher Double Hooked, has successfully sailed the 1600nm ocean passage to her home port of Pago Pago in American Samoa. With extra fuel in a large cockpit tank, the planing cat took just under a week to reach Tonga but then had spend 10 days waiting for…

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25 February 2016 • Latest Launch • 1 comment

12m displacement cat finally launched

Our Roger Hill designed 12 m displacement cat has had its first outing on theTauranga Harbour. Driven by twin 170hp Hyundai diesels on conventional shafts, the craft notched up a top speed of 24 knots. The displacement mode created a strange sensation for those not used to a boat resisting the normal habit of wanting…

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14 December 2015 • Company News • 5 comments

Kingfisher 670 centre console trailercat impresses

Roomy, stable, comfortable and dry – what better features are needed for a day sportsfisher. This newest rig from the Kingfisher stable  has quiet economical twin 90hp Suzukis, double helm seat, extended deck platform between the outboards, a foredeck casting platform, specially housed icebin and, yes, a toilet! Of course not very Kingfisher 670 powercat…

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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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