All American delivers 50-foot cat to Hawaii tour operator

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — All American Marine (AAM) has delivered a unique, highly customized vessel to Hawaii Dolphin Tours based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The boat, Poseidon, is a 50-by-17-foot, semi-displacement aluminum catamaran developed by Nic de Waal of Teknicraft Design in Auckland, New Zealand.

The vessel was constructed in AAM’s facility on Bellingham Bay and is starting operations this week in Oahu. This new vessel will add capacity to Hawaii Dolphin’s range of snorkel and tour vessel trips.

All American Marine photo

The 70-passenger vessel was constructed to U.S. Coast Guard Subchapter T regulations and is fuel efficient at cruising speeds as well comfortable during tours and snorkel operations. The propulsion package includes twin Cummins QSB 6.7 SL-SW engines, rated at 355 hp at 3,000 rpm, driving fixed-pitch propellers.

With a helm station on the bow and stern of the upper deck, Poseidon’s captain has optimal viewing angles, no matter the mission of the vessel. The built-in slide and customized boarding ladders are a great way for guests to literally slide into the clear Hawaiian waters and quickly get back aboard.

– All American Marine

By Professional Mariner Staff