Brix Marine delivers catamaran for Hawaii Shark Tours

(PORT ANGELES, Wash.) — Brix Marine has delivered Kamohoali’i, a 40-by-14-foot high tunnel catamaran (HTC) purpose-built for Haleiwa Shark Tours on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

Kamohoali’i is powered by twin Volvo 380-hp D6 diesel engines, renowned for commercial-grade reliability. With Seastar Optimus inboard steering systems and EPS smart cylinders, the vessel ensures dynamic propulsion, optimal performance and precise maneuverability through Hawaiian waters.

A standout feature of Kamohoali’i is the Garmin navigation system, including a 12-inch Volvo glass cockpit screen and a 7-inch multi-function display. Kamohoali’i also features GPS, AIS Class B transponder and a VHF radio.

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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 prime positioning for the best shark encounters.

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 Subchapter T vessel provides ample space for 29 passengers and two crew. Kamohoali’i’s safety features include watertight hatches, bilge pumps and emergency systems.

“Kamohoali’i is a testament to Brix Marine’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of marine innovation,” said Perry Knudson, managing director. “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.”

– Brix Marine


By Professional Mariner Staff