This boat has been built fit for purpose, (extra strength and safety for rough sea conditions) and has recently undergone a very expensive refit to make a comfortable, fast passagemaker. Recently she has been used as a recreational boat and would make an efficient tender to reach holiday houses through rough passages eg Great Barrier Island or The Sounds. With accommodation for 3 she is powered by 2 x Twin Perkins M300 6 cylinder marinised marine 300 PS diesel engines.
Some History: These vessels have been around since the 1970s and appear to originate from the Isle of Wight. Many vessels of this model have been ﬁtted out in different boat building yards. It appears that the exterior was built in the Isle of Wight, and then sold for completion by others. Most are GRP. The engines vary greatly from 212 hp diesels to the later model Nelson 42 MK 11. 1998, described as a 44ft vessel, powered by twin 420 hp Caterpillar engines.