PORT ANGELES, WA – BRIX Marine has delivered Kamohoali’i, a state-of-the-art 40′ x 14′ Classic Tunnel Catamaran (CTC), purpose-built for Haleiwa Shark Tours on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
|Classic Tunnel Catamaran
|2 x Volvo 380HP D6
|12V DC system
|Seating for 29 passengers + 2 crew
Unleashing the Power: Volvo D6 Engines
Kamohoali’i is powered by twin Volvo 380HP D6 diesel engines, renowned for commercial-grade reliability. With Seastar Optimus inboard steering systems and EPS smartcylinders, the vessel ensures dynamic propulsion, optimal performance, and precise maneuverability through Hawaiian waters.
Navigation System and Dual Stations
A standout feature of Kamohoali’i is the Garmin navigation system, including a 12″ Volvo glass cockpit screen and a 7″ Multi-Function Display. With GPS, AIS Class B transponder, and a VHF radio, Kamohoali’i ensures safe and efficient maritime operations.
The vessel is equipped with two helm stations: the main station and a second station on the starboard side cabin aft. This design allows for enhanced visibility and control, providing the crew with flexibility and ensuring optimal positioning for the best shark encounters.
Empowering Haleiwa Shark Tours’ Mission
Haleiwa Shark Tours is dedicated to sharing the cultural significance and ecological importance of sharks, serving as stewards of the ocean. Kamohoali’i plays a pivotal role in fulfilling this mission by offering a vessel that goes beyond touring– it’s a platform for immersive, responsible, and authentic shark encounters.
The 40′ x 14′ dimensions provide ample space for 29 passengers + 2 crew, offering an inclusive experience that aligns with the company’s commitment to sharing Hawaiian culture and the significance of sharks.
Additionally, Kamohoali’i’s advanced safety features, including watertight hatches, bilge pumps, and emergency systems, contribute to creating a secure environment for passengers and crew, allowing unforgettable experiences that foster a connection between visitors and the spiritual essence of sharks.
Perry Knudson, Managing Director at BRIX Marine, said, “Kamohoali’i is a testament to BRIX Marine’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of marine innovation. Our goal is to not only design and build great vessels, but also to support ventures like Haleiwa Shark Tours in their mission to educate and inspire through responsible marine tourism.”