Kinaki is the first of the Sanmar Delicay tug series and the tug is currently on its way by heavy lift ship to New Zealand from the builder’s Turkish yard. Built by Sanmar to the innovative TRAktor-Z 2500 SX (Sanmar eXclusive) design by Robert Allan Limited, the tugboat also has considerable technical input from the builder. However, unlike the more common ASD configuration, this series has forward mounted Z-drives in tractor format designed for maximum efficiency in both harbour, ship-handling and towing duties.
Built to ABS certification and New Zealand flag requirements, the new vessel is being shipped to its new owner, Port Taranaki Ltd, located on the west coast of North Island, New Zealand.
The flexibility of this brand new design allows for a series of options to be added or deducted based on individual owner requirements. The Delicay series can be supplied with either 60 tonnes or 70 tonnes bollard pull – Kinaki is equipped with the lower power option at 60 tonnes to meet this customer’s particular requiremnts. A 70 tonne bollard pull version of this model is also very close to completion enabling any interested operator to take advantage of an exceptionally quick delivery.