Orca Engineering & Marine Ltd
81 View Road,
Rotorua, New Zealand.

The Orca Aluminium Boat Company

Working Boats in Survey

A  7.5 metre "Sea Blade" aluminium boat built by Orca Engineering & Marine Ltd under licence to Navatek Ltd, a Hawaiian based company. www.navatekltd.com
This boat has a beam of 2.9 metres and is powered by a 250hp Honda outboard. It is to be used as a water taxi based at Cathedral Cove, Whitianga.
Orca built a 5.4 metre version late last year and are about to start construction of a 6.3 metre version.


An 8 metre naval architech designed pontoon boat. She has a beam of 3 metres and is constructed from 5083 marine grade aluminium. This one is powered with a 115hp Yamaha four stroke outboard motor for low speed Tourist cruises on the Waikato River up to the Huka Falls. She would also suit higher hp rigs for faster cruising.

11.5 x 4.5 metre Pontoon boat being built for the Huka Falls River Cruise
This boat is designed to take a bus load of passengers. She was launched on 18-7-06.

"The Floater" This 3.8 metre pontoon dinghy is being used on a sewerge pond. It is fitted with fold up wheels.

DOC's 3.8 metre Pontoon Dinghy is fitted with a short shaft 15hp Honda motor and is used around the Rotorua Lakes

These two 4.2 metre Centre Console Pontoons  are being used as survey and monitoring boats at the 
Safata and Aleipata Marine Protected Areas in Samoa.

 Left: The 4.5 metre Pontoon Cuddy Cabin is being used in the Marlborough Sounds. It is powered with a 40hp Honda.
Right: This 4.5 metre Centre Console was built with removable plank seat and maximum clear space for netting during fisheries research. It is powered with a 30hp Mercury

           Coastguard's 4.5 metre quick reponse vessel              Bay of Plenty Regional council's 4.5 metre shallow water jet

This 4.5 metre "special" was built for University of Waikato. 
It is used for electric stunning of fish.
Helicopter photos courtesy University of Waikato

These 2 photos are of a standard 6 metre Rigid Aluminum Pontoon Boat with many optional extras built for 
Mr Peter Sanders of the Papa Aroha Holiday Park on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand.
  This boat is used for dropping rock fishermen on to isolated and otherwise difficult to get to fishing positions.
 Peter's website 

University of Waikato's 6 metre Pontoon with a cuddy cabin built to suit their requirements.

NIWA also use a 6 metre pontoon boat with many extras to suit their special requirements.

These photos are of a 7 metre pontoon built for Graeme Van Praagh who is operating on Lake Tarawera, New Zealand, offering an exhilarating, scenic experience. The front opening hatch and fold out steps allow easy access to secluded Tarawera beaches. Powered with a 225hp Four Stroke Yamaha.  Graeme's website

Left: This 10 metre triple pontoon "Party Pontoon" is operating in the harbour and esturies around Whitianga as an eco tour boat capable of operating in shallow water, it is powered with a Hamilton jet.
Right and below: An 8 metre twin pontoon "Party Pontoon" operating on the Rotorua Lakes, mostly Lake Rotoiti. It is powered with a 50hp Honda.

The Orca Aluminium Boat Company

Orca Engineering & Marine Ltd
81 View Road,
Rotorua, New Zealand.

Ph.(64) 7 349 2977   Fax.(64) 7 349 2599

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