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 Generator Inverter 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