University Sponsors

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The Biomimetics Lab uses inspiration from nature to develop new technologies.

Project Taniwha, that is centred at the Biomimetics Lab  is teaching us how to use fins for propulsion.


The Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) gives us a place to work and meet.

It also provides support for our engineering and racing teams.


The Department of Engineering science provides support for our racing and engineering teams.


The Centre for Advanced Composite Materials (CACM) has provided state of the art facilities for the  construction of our hull and have advised us on aspects of its design.

Industrial Sponsors


Air New Zealand gets our submarine to the races!


Dive New Zealand Magazine, New Zealand’s only diver-dedicated magazine,  produces regular stories and news updates about our progress. The Magazine shares its space with us at the Hutchwilco Boat Show, where we will display the submarine.


Global Dive are suppliers of quality dive gear, dive courses and dive travel.


Jackson Electrical Industries, a leading supplier of portable power solutions and industrial power applications across New Zealand and Australia, produced the moulds for our hulls.

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Mainfreight, New Zealand’s global logistics supplier who are providing logistical support as well as freighting our submarine across the continent of North America to the race in Maryland!


Pope Packaging, NZ’s leading crate building and packaging experts provide us with a safe and rugged crate for shipping our submarine. 


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Seaquel Wetsuits are the official supplier of  customized and tailored wetsuits for Team Taniwha.


Bodyworks are the official painters of our exceptional Taniwha high performance hull. They can be found at  Bodyworks Panelbeating and Painting, 73 Wakefield St.