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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 40 KVA alternators
  • Northern Lights (silent) 16KVA
  • Maximum speed: 10 knots (power), 14 knots (sail)
  • Navigation equipment: Brookes & Gatehouse (wind gear), weather fax
  • Communication Equipment: HF & VHF Radio, satellite phone
  • Ship’s Boats: 2 x tenders (2 x 60HP Yamaha and 1 x 20HP Yamaha); 2 x watch boats; 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; 4 x man overboard life raft
  • Crew (maximum): 14 Crew and 40 Trainees