There have been many carbon boats built in NZ, however most are used for racing.
Now Scott Lane Builders are working on what they believe is a world-first: a carbon-infused foiling pleasure Power Cat.
Scott Lane said what sets the boat apart is that it is a pleasure craft built using a resin infusion process.
The project has about 50,000 man-hours tied into it - the equivalent of 25 years for one person.
At 20m long, the foiling catamaran will be incredibly strong and light, being fully carbon-built. The foiling capability will also allow it to get through any sea at high speed.
The custom-built boat was designed by Roger Hill.
It includes a helipad, and a transom area with a massive rise and fall hydraulic platform incorporating the dinghy garage.