New mussel harvester for NZ’s Whakatōhea

Pakihi Kura

30-metre Pakihi Kura was purpose-built to withstand the challenging sea conditions in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty 

A new 30-metre mussel harvesting vessel purpose-built by McMullen & Wing to withstand the most challenging sea conditions encountered in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty has entered service.

It has been equipped with Hydraulink hose and fitting kits for optimum safety and reliability.

Aquaculture vessel Pakihi Kura was built for Whakatōhea Mussels by McMullen & Wing drawing on the boatyard’s 55+ years’ experience building and servicing commercial vessels and yachts for both the domestic and international markets. The vessel design was a collaborative effort between Oceantech Design, who provided the preliminary design including styling, naval architecture, geometry, structural, stability and performance calculations, and McMullen & Wing, who took the preliminary design and developed the workshop drawings required to execute the build.

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