Brix Marine, Port Angeles, Wash., recently delivered the 46'x16' catamaran tour boat Artemis to Hawaiian Adventures Kona, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Artemis is Coast Guard certified for 49 passengers with an extended range offshore route allowing the vessel to access Kona’s deep waters up to 20 miles offshore. 

The new tour boat has an experienced crew, modern lifesaving equipment, and new vessel construction standards, featuring 5086 alloy aluminum hull skins, 5052 alloy aluminum interior transverse frames, longitudinal T-bars, longitudinal (internal) hull stiffeners, self-bailing aluminum decks, watertight bulkheads, and a four-foot hull extension with two-foot swim step extension, centerline ladders, removable railings, boarding door cleats, and hatches.

"This is the first boat we built for Hawaiian Adventures Kona," said Capt. Charlie Crane, sales and marketing director for Brix. "The owner and his family worked very close with the Brix team from start to launch. Shane and Jen Aggergaard had a lot of input from design to layout. They were available 24/7 for any questions."

Whether exploring Kona’s historical coastline, deep offshore waters, snorkeling with mantas as night, or watching Humpback whales on their winter migration, Artemis can take you to all of it, according to Hawaiian Adventures officials.

Main deck seating is from Genoa and features Phifertex material. The upper passenger seats are also from Genoa and include outer arm rests with cupholders and aluminum leg assemblies. There are also two aluminum bench seats with marine grade fabric cushions and storage.

Main propulsion comes from twin Volvo Penta IPS D11 diesel inboards, creating 510 hp at 2,250 rpm each. The mains connect to Volvo Penta IPS 650 outdrives with P series props. Controls are also from Volvo Penta.

Tankage includes twin 300-gal. fuel tanks.

There are USCG-approved 22-person life floats, an eight-person life float, and two life jacket storage bags on both the main and upper decks.


Ken Hocke has been the senior editor of WorkBoat since 1999. He was the associate editor of WorkBoat from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that, he was the editor of the Daily Shipping Guide, a transportation daily in New Orleans. He has written for other publications including The Times-Picayune. He graduated from Louisiana State University with an arts and sciences degree, with a concentration in English, in 1978.