All American Marine Delivers Unique Ocean Tour and Dive Vessel
All American Marine (AAM) has delivered a unique, highly customized vessel for Hawaii Dolphin Tours based in Honolulu, Hawaii. This vessel is a 50’ x 17’ semi-displacement aluminum catamaran hull developed by Nic de Waal of Teknicraft Design in Auckland, New Zealand.
The vessel was constructed in AAM’s state-of-the-art 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.
The 70-passenger vessel “Poseidon” was constructed to USCG (US 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 mhp at 3,000 rpm, driving fixed-pitch propellers. The open-air concept vessel was carefully designed for efficient operations. With a helm station on the bow and stern of the upper deck, the Poseidon’s captain has optimal viewing angles, no matter the mission of this vessel.
“We knew that All American Marine was the best builder when it came time to build a new custom boat for our tour operation. Our experience during the project design and construction has been excellent. We are excited to improve our guests’ experience and to enhance our tour operations in Oahu. AAM has made our long-term goals a reality, said Yuriko Iruka, Owner of Hawaii Dolphin.
Poseidon. (Image credit: All American Marine)
Hawaii Dolphin offers eco-conscious marine life sightseeing and snorkel tours in Oahu, Hawaii. Fulfilling their mission to spread aloha and share an unforgettable ocean experience with visitors of their lovely island.
“All American Marine is committed to creating a long-term win-win situation for each of our customers. From passenger ferries to unique and customized tour vessels, like Poseidon, we strive to make their operations successful by building quality boats at a fair price and supporting our customer’s needs,” stated Ron Wille, All American Marine President & COO. “We are excited to deliver this vessel to Hawaii Dolphin Tours and to be a part of their growing operations for years to come.”
The vessel’s design offers all passengers and crew a smooth ride and optimal comfort, as the unique hull provides a cushioned effect when encountering waves. Onboard the vessel, guests will be delighted with open-air views from all 70 seats, with wrap-around views on the main and upper decks. The unique built in slide and customized easy to use boarding ladders are a great way for guests to literally slide into the clear Hawaiian waters and quickly get back aboard. This vessel was designed and built with Hawaii Dolphin Tours’ guest experience being top of mind.