About F5

The latest addition to the Cruise New Zealand fleet is ‘F5’ a 60ft Pachoud Catamaran that takes the principle of effortless luxury and elevates it to the next level.

Exceptional speed. Extraordinary efficiency

With the latest semi-foiling catamaran hulls, F5 cruises at 30 knots and attains an exhilarating top speed of 40 knots. This superlative performance is complemented by excellent fuel efficiency enabling it to go further, faster while consuming less fuel. Its sister ship Souvenir recently travelled from New Zealand to New Caledonia in record time.

Ready for anything day and night

F5 is handsomely equipped for diving, fishing, relaxed cruising or all-out adventure. And with seamless indoor/outdoor flow F5 is an entertainer’s delight. The cockpit, galley, saloon and helm flow through to a large outdoor area. Altogether F5 can comfortably host up to 30 people on a day trip and sleeps up to six guests overnight.

The array of activities you can enjoy while aboard includes kayaking, swimming, fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving. You can also elect to visit a secluded island for a game of cricket, volleyball, petanque or touch rugby on the beach. Let us know your preference and leave the rest to us.

Whether it’s business or pleasure, an extraordinary venue is the key to a memorable event. F5 can accommodate up to 30 people with ease, for half or full day charters on the magnificent Hauraki Gulf and six guests for overnight and extended cruises. Important meetings, weddings and milestone birthdays are a speciality. We can arrange a wide range of activities to go along with your charter. You can enjoy fishing, water and beach sports, all accompanied by your choice of fine wine and delicious cuisine – featuring locally sourced seafood – prepared fresh on board to your requirements.

The waters of the Hauraki Gulf and the islands off the Auckland region’s east coast create some of the world’s finest cruising waters. Shelter is always nearby, but the freedom of the South Pacific is within easy reach. Nowhere else in the world gives you so much variety, all within a few effortless hours of our home mooring in the heart of Auckland City.

The Hauraki Gulf is host to an abundance of picturesque islands large and small. Exquisite golden sand beaches are plentiful, many of which are completely deserted – just like those in your favourite childhood stories.

A short ocean voyage will bring you to the stunning Mercury group to the south, while further north there is world class diving in the crystal clear waters of the Poor Knights Islands marine reserve and the Bay of Islands. In between, countless other islands and coves add a true element of romance and adventure to your luxury cruise aboard F5.

Guests: 30 Cabins: 3 Speed: 40 Knots Length: 60ft
Crew: 2+ Year: 2018 Flag: NZ Range: 5500km
Catering: Yes Wifi: Yes Water Equipment: Yes High speed: Yes
Fishing: Yes Diving: Yes Party: Yes Corporate: Yes
Half Day Cruise
(Up to 4 hours)
Full Day Cruise
(Up to 8 hours)
Extra Charter Hours
$3750.00 for up to 30 guests $6500.00 for up to 30 guests $925.00 per hour for up to 30 guests

Overnight, Extended and Special Events – Please inquire for charter rates