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Honu Kai
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We want to thank our friend Micah Hirokawa, who Jill met (well his wife Eliza) while running the loop around Enchanted Lake in Kailua, for designing the graphics for our boat name.


Hawaiian for Sea Turtle or Turtle Bay.  Our daughter Leslie named the boat as she loves Turtles.  And especially loved swimming with the large Sea Turtles on the Big Island.  Hawaii has had a big influence on our family.  Jill and I were both living in Hawaii when we married and we have lived on Oahu for a little over five of the last fifteen years.  Our children were all with us for two of those years and attended school in Kailua.  Study of the Ancient Hawaiian mariners also influenced our purchase of a Catamaran.

Honu Kai is a Dean 440 Catamaran build in South Africa in 2003.

Length:   44ft
Width:     24ft
Draft:      3.5ft
Sails:  Main (2 reefs) Jib (roller furler) and Asymmetric Spinnaker

Engines: Two Yanmar engines with SD60 Sail Drives and Folding Props
Fuel: 145 Gal

Has four staterooms and three heads

Is fitted out for Blue Water sailing
Auto Pilot
Solar Panels
HF SSB Radio
2x100 gal Water Tanks
Spectra Water Maker
Hot Water Heater
Refrigerator and Freezer
Range and oven

All required safety equipment including EPIRB and Life Raft

Dinghy and Outboard


Honu Kai in travel lift after bottom paint and new SD60 Sail Drives