Te Whara III
Best described as a compact Mid Pilothouse this Elite design has relatively deep deadrise for excellent rough water capabilities, with two 350 hp engines Te Whara has proved to be an agile and totally predictable sea boat.
Te Whara featured a Pilothouse open at the back, with clear covers rather than a fixed bulkhead with sliding doors. The interior finishes and detailing were also in a more traditional style.
Te Whara III has all the features which make the Elite Mid Pilothouse such a popular and user friendly design. The ease of access to the pilothouse, which is reached via a few easy steps rather than the typical ladder, turns the helm station into another living area, meaning the helmsman is not isolated as is often the case on flybridge boats. The separate dinette and saloon areas create space for different groups, while the electric window between the dinette and cockpit accentuates the indoor-outdoor flow. The three cabin, two head accomodation, including a large master cabin with ensuite, provides unparalleled comfort and privacy.
In the Mid Pilothouse design configuration the engines are amidships under the saloon sole, this allows for a flatter shaft angle which improves propellor efficiency and lowers draft. Easy access to the engine room is via a door in the forward guest cabin, while large hatches in the saloon sole cater for engine servicing and maintenance requirements. The hull form is one that performs well with modest horse-power and has excellent sea keeping qualities.
The interior décor on Te Whara III was designed by her owners.