Catamaran – put back into charter or use her as a pleasure boat

NZ$250,000 plus GST if applicable

This professionally built ex charter catamaran has been lightly used and well maintained all its life. Now in private ownership at Stewart Island. Purchase her either as a pleasure boat or put her back to work with a fresh charter survey (vessel has NZMSA planning approval). Owned by a professional ship owner, this vessel is now surplus. Would make a great vessel for Stewart Island, Marlborough Sounds or Bay of Islands. An inspection will not disappoint. Please note, that there is a slipway suitable at Stewart Island enabling buyers to carry out an out of water inspection without going to the mainland – use of slip may require a few days notice though.

SKU: 2016 Category:

Additional information


12.05m x 4.56m x 1.1m


1998, built by Franklin Boat Builders, Christchurch. Designed by Scott Robson. Constructed plywood sandwich (plywood glassed inside and out). Teak floors inside saloon, stainless steel rails.

Main engines

Yanmar 6LYA-STP at 213kw per engine (285hp per engine). Approximately 600 hours on each engine. Both engines cooled by heat exchangers.


2x Hurth ZF boxes. Vee drives on 2:1 reduction. Both gearboxes cooled by heat exchangers.

Speeds & RPM & fuel burn

Cruise speed is 15-16kts at 2400rpm. The two engines were originally rated at 380hp – each engine (at 3300 rpm). Their continuous rating was originally 3000rpm, however, Gough Bros, Invercargill diesel engineers de-rated each motor back to 2800 rpm. At their original rating of 3300 rpm they give to the boat 27 kts.
Fuel burn example – for a trip from Stewart Island westbound across the bottom of the South Island to Preservation Inlet and Chalky Sound – that trip took nine days in total and included six hours steaming from Bluff to Preservation plus six hours getting home, plus running around up in the sounds for a week – totally fuel burn was approx. 1,500 litres all up for the trip.

Engine room

Bilge pumps (new 2018).


New 2019.


Fuel – 2x tanks each 1350 litres.
Water – vessel carries large amount of water in 3x tanks. Approximately 2 weeks worth.
Vessel weighs approx 9.5 tonne (lightship).

Anchor winch

Maxwell electric anchor winch, recently serviced.

Pot hauler


Radios and nav aids

• Furuno plotter/sounder (3 years old)
• Raymarine VHF (new 2018)
• Navman Tracker 1250 chart plotter (older)
• Silva compass


In starboard hull there is a double berth plus a shower/toilet. Toilet has its own holding tank. In port hull there are two single berths and a shower. Diesel stove with wetback. New hot water cylinder on roof. Hot and cold water by pressurised system. Fridge runs off 12 volt system.


Vessel was surveyed for 12 PAX Inshore Limits.
MSA No. 122480