This is our main rescue vessel, called TECT Rescue, so named due to the generous support of our primary sponsor, Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust. It is a 13m Scott Robson designed catamaran, powered by twin 500hp Yanmar diesel engines connected to Hamilton Jet Units. It has twin 1000 litre fuel tanks, and has a large operating range, and the ability to stay away from its base for multiple days if required. It has a considerable amount of state of the art electronic equipment, and can be used as the control point of operations.
At the beginning of 2014 we invested in an amphibious rescue craft. This is a Sealegs 7.7m production boat built in Auckland, New Zealand.
This was selected as it is very capable and reliable as a 'boat' but due to it's ability to drive like a vehicle both in shallow water and on land it adds a new dimension to the capabilities of the unit in the areas that we operate.
It is powered by a 200hp Suzuki outboard, plus a 25hp Honda inboard petrol engine to run all the hydraulics to raise/lower, drive and steer the wheels.
This is proving to be a magnificent vessel to complement our rescue capabilities.