Buckie Shipyards, based on the Moray Firth, has entered an agreement with Veecraft Marine of Cape Town, South Africa, to be the UK builder of the Teknicraft boat, an aluminium-hulled catamaran.
Veecraft holds the UK marketing rights for the vessel. The hydrofoil-assisted fast cat uses a design developed in New Zealand by Teknicraft.
The vessel will carry 12 passengers with a cruising speed of 27 knots and a sprint speed of up to 35 knots. It is based on a vessel built for the New Zealand Police and was showcased at the EWEA Offshore event in Amsterdam last month.