PIECE OF HISTORY: Waitemata – 11.5-metre High Speed Pilot Launch


The project was a design and build, led by McMullen & Wing with naval architecture by John Lund Marine Design in Australia using a low wash Stolkraft hull form; a considerable innovation at the time. Launched in 1990, Waitemata provided 25 years of reliable service to Ports of Auckland before being replaced by a more modern foiling vessel in 2015, at which point she was sold abroad.

Waitemata 2
Isla McKechnie