Jet Powered Catamaran 15.5m SAR, Service Vessel Multi Purpose – in survey – For Sale (Code-ION)
A dedicated multi-mission SAR Vessel built by Q-West Boat Builders in Whanganui, New Zealand for Auckland Coastguard to Maritime New Zealand survey. Currently in survey, the vessel has the equipment and electronics, the power and the equipment to handle virtually any marine emergency, but also ideal for many other marine servicing needs, such as a charter vessel for diving, oceanographic research, or offshore servicing.
Lion Foundation is a high-speed catamaran with twin water-jet propulsion and features an adjustable lift foil between the hulls. The vessel has two decks with the engineering and tankage below the hull deck line with the bulk of the accommodation on the main deck. The vessel has a raised wheelhouse aft of amidships. The engine rooms are compact and are under the aft cockpit deck. Very carefully and regularly maintained.
The vessel was designed Teknicraft Design as a dedicated Multi Mission SAR Vessel and was built by Q-West Boat Builders in Whanganui, New Zealand, to Maritime New Zealand Survey and delivered in January 2015. She is constructed of welded Sealium aluminium alloy construction on formed aluminium frames, stringers and fore and aft girders. The decks and cabins structures are also all-welded marine grade aluminium. There are 2 traverse water-tight bulkheads throughout each of the two hulls. Integral tankage is forward of the engine room bulkhead. The exterior aluminium surfaces have either been covered with stick-on plastic film and decals or left to oxidise.
Foam filled Hypalon tubes are utilized as fendering on the hull topsides.
This vessel has an extensive inventory and layout description – please inquire for more details:
New Zealand Certificate of Survey RW 1073 09/05/2020
135424 NZ Registration
Q-West Boat Builders, New Zealand
Num. of engines
Scania DI 13 077M marine diesel engines - Exhaust Turbo which are coupled to ZF 360 gearboxes with 1.02:1 reduction, which drive the Hamilton Jet HJ364 water jet units.
Power per engine
Output: 515kW @ 2350 rpm
Saltwater and have wet exhausts.
6.23 Litres/nm @ 2050 RPM @ 29 knots.
Hamilton Jet HJ364 Water Jet
Sealium aluminium alloy construction on formed aluminium frames, stringers and fore and aft girders. The decks and cabins structures are also all welded marine grade aluminium.
Primary ships 230V AC electrical power is provided by the Onan 6 kW Genset. Electrical switching and control gear, including the Mastervolt Mass Combi 24/4000 -120 Inverter/Battery Charger for charging the 24volt and 12volt DC services and the shore power Mastervolt Mass GI 3.5 isolation transformer are all housed in the switch board room, which is located forward of the cockpit shower cubicle. Individual circuits are also controlled from the wheel house. The 24V Engine start batteries are in each of the engine rooms and are charged from engine alternators and a Mastervolt AC battery charger with a Victron switching diode. The Radio battery is also located in the switch board room and is charged by its own AC battery charger.
Fusion MS-IP700i Sound system, Sky TV and a Panasonic Flat screen TV
Pressure water is delivered to the galley and showers etc – Gas Califont
At the forward of the saloon there is access on to the foredeck and access down to the two cabins in each hull, which feature double or single berths and a central hand basin, mirror and locker.
Heads X 3. There is also the ambulance bay in the port hull with shower and toilet cubicle which can be accessed from either the cockpit to port or from the saloon.
The galley is adjacent to starboard and is modern and well laid out and features a full range of domestic appliances.
Inox CR200 230V Fridge/Freezer
Bridge and Electronic equipment includes:
Richie 100mm Steering Compass
Blue Arrow Mouse, Engine Throttle and Bucket Controls Three Wynn D5 Wiper Control Panels.
Three KAB 514C Suspension Seats with Integrated 4-point Harness. Panasonic 8 Camera CCTV Monitoring System
Fusion MS-NRX200i Marine Stereo & Speakers Maxwell Remote Anchor Control
Maxwell AA150 Rode Counter Onan Genset Panel
DC electrical backup panel - nav lights and bilge pumps
Fire suppression Control Panel
Two Uniden Hand Sets (Cell phone and spare) Panasonic Tough Book iPad
Ships Clock Air horn.
The foredeck has a Maxwell anchor windlass with a single gypsy recessed under fore deck hatches. The gypsy is loaded with 36kg Sarca anchor on 15m of 10mm short link chain and 60m rope rode. A FX-55 Fortress anchor is stowed on the starboard foredeck.
An ample number of large aluminium bollards are fitted around the decks.
An Oceanlift davit with 200kg SWL is stowed under the aft cockpit to starboard. The decks have been garnet blasted for slip resistance.
Maxwell Remote Anchor Control
The vessel is equipped and maintained with the safety equipment required for MNZ Inshore & Enclosed Limits for Passenger and Non-Passenger categories.
A single 8-person RFD life raft is carried on the port foredeck.
Two Life Rings and an ACR Global Fix Pro GPS 406 MHz EPIRB is also provided.
A 2.9m RHIB with 95 HP water jet is deployed and retrieved from a ramp located under the starboard cockpit. Life-saving appliances are provided for up to 28 persons.
An emergency Honda G5 Portable Pump is stowed in a dedicated locker in the cockpit.
Tender- 3.1 metre RIB with 14hp Yamaha 2 stroke outboard.