When the Port of Wellington took delivery from Q-West of their new pilot boat Te Haa, it replaced a vessel from the same builder 25 years earlier. The older vessel has not retired, it is merely taking on the stand-by role with an expected working life of at least ten more years.
The designer was Scottish company Camarc Design, andTe Haa (it means “the Breath”) is number 150 of the same fundamental hull form. The boat is a 19.5-metre aluminium construction of nominally conventional hull form.
A full review of Te Haa will appear in the September/October issue of Ausmarine magazine.
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