Versatile 15m Research Vessel built 2002 by Qualicraft in New Zealand. Powered by twin Caterpillar 3126 marine diesel engines developing 420 hp each and coupled to ZF 286A gearboxes, driving four blade propellers, which provide a service speed of 18 knots and a maximum of 24 knots.
Versatile 15m Research Vessel built 2002 by Qualicraft in New Zealand of strip plank timber with triaxial E-glass, which has resulted in a well-proven, relatively fast, multi-purpose workboat with large aft deck, easy access to the water and accommodation facilities for six, plus skipper. The vessel performs a wide variety of tasks including bottom sampling, estuary surveys, dredging and diving operations. Currently, in Maritime New Zealand survey from East Cape to North Cape, including the Three Kings Islands, she could easily be re-purposed and would make an excellent dive charter vessel or a great syndicate boat for enjoying the great outdoors, diving and fishing coastal islands and chasing game fish out wide.
Powered by twin Caterpillar 3126 marine diesel engines developing 420 hp each and coupled to ZF 286A gearboxes, driving four blade propellers, which provide a service speed of 18 knots and a maximum of 24 knots. Hydraulics power the main winch in the cockpit, a warping capstan that also services the overhead gantry, a pot hauler on the starboard side and the anchor windlass. Hydraulic backup is also provided by a 240v hydraulic pump powered by the 7.5kw Genset. The backup pump also drives the onboard dive compressor.
The accommodation area is open plan, with plenty of headroom and natural light provided by three overhead hatches and ten fixed hull ports. The bridge seats six passengers plus the skipper and a pilot berth is provided in the port, aft corner.
City of Sails Boat Code
$550,000 (plus GST if any)
Versatile 15m Research Vessel
6 plus skipper accommodation
Craig Loomes (Lomocean)
Monthly checks as per MTOP
Engines serviced by Goughs (Terra cat) at 200hr intervals since vessel went in the water in 2002.
Slipped annually for maintenance and anti-fouling. This year out of water midterm survey will be at Gulf Harbour in the second half of June 2021
Num. of engines
3126 Caterpillar (8200 hours)
Power per engine
Glass over timber
Glass over ply/foam ply sandwich
24V DC throughout
12V for radio and some other equipment.
Radio battery supplies power as per survey requirements
Step down regulator supplies other 12v items and charges radio battery.
240V supply from 2kw inverter, generator or shore power.
Charging is from 100amp battery charger or 160 amp alternator Batteries: house bank is 8x 6v, 230 amp hr deep cycle batteries
Engine starting is 2 x N200 12v batts
Each main engine has a 12v alternator
Genset starts from the port engine N200 batt
There is an emergency cross over circuit.
1x AC distribution panel and breakers in the saloon
1x DC distribution panel
1x 24 inch Samsung at screen monitor
20L black water tank
Hot and cold fresh water
6 x bunks
1 x watch berth on bridge
240v bar fridge
2 x 24v refrigeration units which can be regulated to be fridge or freezer or half of each
Hold style fridge freezer
Navigation and Electronics
Furuno 12inch multi display screen acting as sounder and chart plotter
Simrad 24 mile radar
Furuno multi beam sounder
Furuno 48 to 200khz 1kw sounder (Both sounders run through the multifunctional display but not simultaneously)
Simrad auto pilot with uxgate compass 2 x compasses (1x steering)
AIS system; vesper marine
Ground Tackle and anchors
2 x Delta anchors – 1 x 20kg, 1 x 15kg
70m x 10mm chain
200m x 20mm nylon
Rock anchor and 80m x 12mm nylon
Muir anchor winch with rope chain gipsy and vertical warping capstan
8 person life raft
2 life rings
Flares; Smoke canister, hand held pin point and rocket parachute.
Life jackets for survey: 8 x coastal and 14 inshore
First aid kit
FM200 led lighting remote release in engine room
3 dry powder extinguishers, 1 Co2 and one galley re blanket
Fenders x 4
2 x 4.5kg gas bottles
Engine spare parts