BuilderAalborg Verft A/SWhere BuiltAalborg, DenmarkDate Built1984Length x Breadth150 x 20PropulsionTwin screw diesel electric with CP propellers.
4 diesel engines. Two 15 ton bow thrusters. Twin rudders.
Speed 19 knots Owners & Previous Names1984-2012 New Zealand Railways Interisland Line Additional NotesIt was built to replace the original two ferries ARAMOANA and ARANUI. It was one of the early ships with a cockpit style bridge design which was criticised by some of the traditional seafarers of the day but which is now almost standard on most ships. It was also the first rail ferry to be fitted with a bulbous bow to give increased efficiency with a reduced bow wave.