BRIX Marine Delivers Catamaran to Haleiwa Shark Tours

The Kamohoali’i, a state-of-the-art 40-foot by 14-foot catamaran built by BRIX Marine. Photo: BRIX Marine.

Haleiwa Shark Tours has a new modern catamaran for its operations. Port Angeles-based marine vessel manufacturer BRIX Marine revealed Jan. 8 that it has delivered Kamohoali’i, a new modern Classic Tunnel Catamaran that’s custom-built for tours on the North Shore of Oahu.

The 40-foot-by-14-foot watercraft can accommodate 29 passengers and two crew members for the shark cage diving tours.

Kamohoali’i is a testament to BRIX Marine’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of marine innovation,” BRIX Marine Managing Director Perry Knudson said. “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.”

The new vessel features twin Volvo 380HP D6 diesel engines, Seastar Optimus inboard steering systems and EPS smart cylinders, as well as a Garmin navigation system with a Volvo glass cockpit screen and a multi-function display, according to BRIX.

The catamaran also has two helm stations: a main one and a second station on the starboard side cabin aft, allowing for “enhanced visibility and control, providing the crew with flexibility and ensuring optimal positioning for the best shark encounters,” according to BRIX Marine.

By Karen Robes Meeks