A former New Zealand Navy ship, MV Kahu is a truly one-of-a-kind vessel. Built in 1978, she was transformed into a Personal Expedition Yacht in 2011 and has traveled the world, exploring the South Pacific, Hawaii, and Pacific Northwest and reaching corners of the world seen by only a few.
MV Kahu’s steel hull and new aluminum superstructure allow her to cruise the world in comfort and safety. Her recent interior remodel ensures that no matter the reason for your voyage, you will travel in style.
Accommodating 12 passengers comfortably, MV Kahu houses 6 staterooms complete with private bathrooms. A modern and stylish ship that does not sacrifice its historic ties, MV Kahu is a truly unique vessel for your commercial and leisure expeditions.
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1978-1979: Built by Whangarei Engineering for the Royal New Zealand Navy
1979-1986: Operated as a support vessel for diving teams’ underwater tasks in the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty
1986: Explored and conducted salvage missions on the sunken Soviet passenger liner, Mikhail Lermontov
1988-2009: Operated as a navigation and seamanship training vessel and came to be known as “the little ship that could”
2009: Formally decommissioned after traveling approximately 191,332 nautical miles (around the world 7 times)
2010: Purchased by Peter White-Robinson of Fitzroy Engineering
2011-2012: Refitted to increase the length of the vessel by 30 feet, replace the superstructure, and finish the interior.
2014: Purchased by new owners, Ken Bryant brought on as Captain