MV Kawau Isle, was purpose built for the mail and ferry run from Kawau Island to Sandspit

About the MV Kawau Isle

Kawau Isle is a traditional kauri timber motor vessel built in 1958 by Roy Lidgard at Smelt House Bay, Bon Accord Harbour, Kawau Island for the then owners of the famous Mansion House. She is 45 feet in length, powered with a 6LW Gardner diesel engine and cruises at 7.5 knots.

For around 30 years the Kawau Isle operated a ferry service between Sandspit and Kawau Island. More recently she worked from Half Moon Bay as a charter boat and then Whangarei as a school ferry.

Meet Cath Meehan and Paul MeyerCath Meehan (Hostess) Phone: (021) 171 1346 Meyer (Captain) Phone: (021) 138 1702

Cath and Paul, the Riverhead Ferry owner/operators, bring many years of boating and catering experience to this operation to make your cruise a smooth and unforgettable occasion.

Paul brings a lifetime of boating experience, extensive maritime knowledge and a love of New Zealand history to his role as skipper. Paul’s researched and knowledgeable commentary adds to the enjoyment of your voyage.

Cath brings organisational skills and considerable experience in the hospitality and service industry to her role as charter organiser and catering manager. Her well run galley and bar ensure your comfort.

Cath and Paul combine their skills with frequent training to ensure safety standards are met and all safety equipment is ready and useable if required. Kawau Isle been assessed by Maritime New Zealand to have a Priority 0 risk level and a Safety Profile Assessment Number of 19.93 (highest risk Span 100).

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The MV Kawau Isle and the cruises we offer are ideal for group charters for seniors, work functions and family fun.

The Riverhead Ferry is able to go further inland than other charter boats on all river way voyages.

The Riverhead Ferry is able to go further inland than other charter boats on all river way voyages. Call (09) 376 0819 or email to make an enquiry or to book your trip.

Upper Harbour Cruise, Buffet at Marina Bar
All of us here at EDGE would love to say a huge thank you for Friday!!! We had a truly awesome day, and will definitely be recommending your cruises to all our friends! If you have the photos we would love to see them!! (evidence!) Thanks again!
Clare Wilton
Executive Assistant
The EDGE, Xmas party. 19th December, 2005




Riverhead Ferry is operated by
Meyer Maritime Ltd, 24 Cooper St. Arch Hill, Auckland
Telephone: (09) 376 0819

Cath Meehan (021) 171 1346
Paul Meyer (021) 138 1702

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