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Teknicraft 16.5

$ 980 000 NZD  

This high speed cruiser is going to get you to your favourite anchorages and fishing spots fast!



Launches over 15m


The foiling powercat, T2 is "a beast of a machine that runs to almost 46 knots and is the current holder of the PowerBoat Magazine Diesel Speed Record at 45.6 knots".

T2 started life as a high-speed tourist boat. Nic de Waal (Tornado was, in fact, the very first boat de Waal designed in NZ), for Rex Sellers in 1997, and Duthie Lidgard built it in a shed in West Harbour marina. The name Tornado, of course, comes from Rex’s Olympic medal in the Tornado class.

Tornado operated as a high-speed adrenalin trip from the ferry terminal out to Rangitoto and all around Waiheke, back in the days before speed restrictions in the harbour. Later it operated in the Bay of Islands to Hole in the Rock. Top speed during sea trials was 55 kts, but ideal cruise is 34kts. It has a foil machined from a solid aluminium billet. Running at 33 knots with the pair of Scania DSI14 69M engines purring at 2050 rpm. The DSI14 69M engines, (later the model code was amended to DI14 69M), are V8, 14.2 litre, turbocharged and intercooled, four stroke, with direct injection that produce 750 hp @ 2,200 rpm. Despite being “old timers” in the diesel engine world – by today’s standards anyway, they still run super smooth and quietly in T2.

This means quick trip times to your anchorage of choice, or out to the fishing fields like the Mokes that are normally beyond a day trip from Auckland.


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