The 65-foot L.O.A. power catamaran HAWAIIAN RAINBOW was commissioned by Honex International to augment the water activities program at the famed Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach. Designed to be U.S. Coast Guard-licensed for 149 passengers, she was to be used for a variety of cruises including morning breakfast cruises, daytime/snorkel sails, and dinner cruises.
HAWAIIAN RAINBOW is powered by twin diesels and low-speed jet drives, primarily for the safety of swimmers in the nearby beach area at the hotel. Other features include a retractable glass viewing enclosure and spacious upper deck seating area. The hulls were constructed using a combined method of conventional planking and strip planking (with wood) while the superstructure is primarily of plastic honeycomb.