Brix Marine, Port Angeles, Wash., has delivered a 29-passenger, 40'x14' high-tunnel catamaran (HTC) aluminum tour boat to Haleiwa Shark Tours, Oahu, Hawaii. 

The full-width, open-cabin Kamohoali'i is powered by twin Volvo 380-hp D6 diesel engines. With Seastar Optimus inboard steering systems and EPS smartcylinders, the vessel is designed to ensure dynamic propulsion, optimal performance, and precise maneuverability through Hawaiian waters.

Brix officials said a standout feature of Kamohoali'i is the Garmin navigation system, including a 12" Volvo glass cockpit screen and a 7" multifunction display. The Kamohoali'i  also has a GPS, AIS Class B transponder and a VHF radio.

The vessel is equipped with two helm stations: the main station and a second station on the starboard side cabin aft. The design allows for enhanced visibility and control, providing the crew with flexibility and ensuring optimal 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 dimensions provide ample space for 29 passengers and two crew, offering an inclusive experience that aligns with the company's commitment to sharing Hawaiian culture and the significance of sharks.

Additionally, Kamohoali'i's advanced safety features, including watertight hatches, bilge pumps, and emergency systems, contribute to creating a secure environment for passengers and crew, allowing unforgettable experiences that foster a connection between visitors and the spiritual essence of sharks.

"Kamohoali'i is a testament to BRIX Marine's commitment to pushing the boundaries of marine innovation,” Perry Knudson, BRIX’s managing director, said in a statement. “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 tour boat is USCG certified, Subchapter T.