Welcome Aboard Taranui
Introducing Taranui, our power cat.
Modern & comfortable with great scenery viewing platforms both stern and aft, plenty of room to seat 8 travellers comfortably. She is fitted with a galley, WC and shower.
Taranui is Maritime Safety Authority surveyed for 25 day passengers.
Wright/Lavranos designed. Taranui is an 11 metre, semi-displacement, power catamaran. This hull type gives a soft and stable ride.
All aluminium construction, Taranui was commissioned by Rod and built by Murray Newman of West Coast Boats in Raglan. She has twin 200hp Volvo engines - spinning 22 inch Tiger props on shafts, and carries 800L of diesel and 300L of fresh water.
Range at 14knts is 450 miles with a cruising speed 12-16knts and a top speed is 22knts.
Taranui is the Maori name for the caspian tern, a bird that can be seen fishing in the Abel Tasman. You might spot some of these seabirds as we cruise along.