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Heritage

Interislander Service:
December 1983
Built:
Denmark 1983
Service History:
Interislander
Flag:
New Zealand
Port of Registry:
Wellington

Capacity

Passenger Capacity:
550
Interislander Staff Numbers:
45
Road Vehicles:
125
Trucks:
12
Rail Capacity:
24 wagons

Decks

Decks 1 and 2:
Engine Rooms and Stores
Decks 3 and 4:
Rail Deck
Deck 5:
Vehicle Deck
Deck 7:
Passenger Lounges, food court, cinema and childrens play area
Deck 8:
Passenger Lounge, observation decks, and cafe bar
Deck 9:
Crew accommodation and navigating bridge

Size

Gross Tonnage:
13,621 Tonnes
Length:
148 metres
Breadth:
20.5 metres

Speed

20 knots (equivalent to 35.5 kilometres per hour)

Main Engines

4 Wartsila Vassa 12V32, 4mw diesel engines each coupled to a GEC 3800kw generator

Propellers

4 GEC 3600kw electric motors driving 2 KaMeWa controllable pitch propellers.

Bow Thrusters

KaMeWa controllable pitch. Diameter 3.6 meters.

Did you know...?

Under normal sailing conditions, Arahura takes five minutes and 1.3 kilometres to come to a complete stop. However, in an emergency, Arahura can stop in about half that distance.

Fleet History

Track the history of the Interislander fleet at Simplon Postcards.

  • ARAHURA

    ARAHURA "Pathway to Dawn"

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