The following is the text of a news release from Armstrong Marine:
(HONOLULU) — Armstrong Marine’s most recent launch, the 40-foot catamaran Mirai, ran its first passenger tour in Oahu last week. The Port Angeles, Wash.-based boatbuilder delivered the boat to Honolulu-based Hawaii Experiences in December.
Four Evinrude outboards totaling 1,000 horsepower give the vessel a running speed of 47 mph. The 49-passenger USCG Subchapter T tour boat also features two heads, a sun canopy, and aft raised wheelhouse providing the captain with clear visibility. Armstrong Marine’s design paired with the unique vinyl wrap make for an eye-catching vessel.
“We’re known for our planing catamarans, and this high tunnel version is especially well-suited for commercial operators looking to provide a comfortable, safe, and fun experience viewing sea life and snorkeling,” said Capt. Charlie Crane, sales and marketing director at Armstrong.
Armstrong Marine USA is a leading global provider of military, law enforcement, government, commercial and passenger vessels. Armstrong specializes in heavy-gauge welded aluminum catamarans ranging from 30 to 100 feet.