Expedition Passage Maker
Stunning Doug Robb Expedition Passage Maker
Kotare is an iconic displacement hull three level Expedition Vessel designed and built professionally to Survey standard from the hull up by Whangarei Commercial Boat Builders.
Kotare will take you anywhere up and down the coat in almost any weather and you can journey to places like Fiji or Tonga very easily, in absolute safety.
The Hull was built in Carvel Planked Kauri by Doug Robb, a world-renowned NZ and Scottish boat builder
With a displacement of 40 tons and holding 4000 litres of Diesel in three tanks and 2,500 litres of water, she has enough of both, making her the perfect Expedition vessel.
Her hull design is proven by almost all North Sea Commercial boats.
Kotare has a spacious walk-in engine room, in immaculate condition. Access to the engine room is via a watertight doorway at the base of the companionway lighted stairs. Ample space is provided for tools, a workbench which includes a vice and spares.
Engine is a super reliable and almost indestructible Fiat Iveco Aifo providing 220 horsepower.
The engine runs a Dry exhaust and is routinely serviced.
Depending on sea conditions, a constant at 8.5 knots at 1200rpm is achievable and at this speed she uses only 12 litres of fuel per hour. The engine has a max rpm of 2000.
A Sidepower bow thruster assists this beauty when entering or leaving her dock and a Westerbecke Generator supplies power when required.
This beautiful Expedition vessel is kept in immaculate condition by her current owner and that can be seen in the photos.
This vessel is not a production vessel, she is a REAL Little SHIP and she will take you ANYWHERE!!!
Kotare is controlled via dual stations, with Ray Marine electronics and an Auto pilot.
Her fully enclosed upper station and large upper deck provide wonderful vantage points when underway and lovely places to relax when at anchor.
She has a large volume Lazarette, and storage space, a Life raft / life Jackets and safety equipment.
Kotare has three levels, with large volume open spaces.
She has two double bedrooms and four single large sized beds for crew or family.
2.2 mtrs of headroom, allow for even the tallest amongst us to feel at ease.
A large head with full size shower and toilet etc, complete this exceptional vessel.
This well proven exceptional ship will take you safely and economically anywhere your heart desires. Your spacious apartment on the water will prove that Fiji and the Islands are not a dream but a reality.
Buy this vessel today and BREATH!!
West Haven Marina in prime place also available if required.