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The Ship – Spirit of New Zealand

Want to know more about Spirit of New Zealand? 
Read on for some of the more technical stuff.   

  • Official Number: 875169 (MNZ 100620)
  • Port of Registry: Auckland
  • Ship Designers: Ewbank Brooke and Associates
  • Built: 1986 by Thackwray Yachts Limited and Spirit of Adventure Trust, Auckland
  • Gross Registered Tonnage: 184
  • Net Tonnage: 55.32
  • Displacement: 286 Tons
  • Length Overall: 45.2m (148ft)
  • Length on Deck: 33.25m (109ft)
  • Beam: 9.1m (29ft 10in)
  • Draft: 4m (13ft 1in)
  • Mast Height: Fore 28.7m, Main 31.3m, Mizzen 28m
  • Sail Area: 724.3m2 (7.965ft2)
  • Main Engine: Yanmar 6AYM 670HP (500KW)
  • Gear Box: CPG 32BP variable pitch
  • Bowthruster: 120HP Volvo
  • Propeller: 1700mm 4 bladed fully feathering Hunderstat
  • Auxiliaries: 2 x John Deere with 60 KVA alternators, Northern Lights (silent) 16KVA
  • Maximum Speed: 13 knots (power), 15 knots (sail)
  • Navigation Equipment: Brookes & Gatehouse (wind gear), Furuno ARPA radar, Simrad broadband radar, 2 x depth sounders, GPD compass, 2 x GPS navigators, B&G plotters and weather fax
  • Communication Equipment: HF & VHF Radio, satellite telephone and data
  • Ship’s Boats: 2 x tenders (2 x 60HP Honda and 1 x 20HP Honda); 2 x luggers and 4 x inflatable rafts
  • Safety Equipment: EPIRB 4 x 406 in life rafts, 1 x 406 ship float free; 4 x 25 pax life rafts, 1 x 8 pax life raft; 1 x 4 man overboard life raft
  • Crew (maximum): 16 crew and 40 participants