Newbuild Hawaiian catamaran enters service

Honolulu-based Hawaii Experiences has put its new high tunnel aluminium catamaran tour boat Mirai into service.

Designed and delivered by Washington-based Armstrong Marine, the 49-passenger boat is powered by four Evinrude outboard engines that produce 1,000kW and are governed by E-TEC controls. They provide a running speed of 40.8 knots.

Staffed by a crew of three, Mirai is 13.1 metres LOA with a 4.8-metre beam.

Used for viewing sea life and snorkeling, Mirai has been set up with a serving station for drinks. Featuring 42 indoor seats and another seven outdoors, the catamaran is USCG certified, Subchapter T.

Armstrong Marine commercial sales spokesperson Captain Charlie Crane said the clients were so happy with Mirai, they had ordered a second boat.

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