Hawaiian Rainbow
  • Hawaiian Rainbow

Hawaiian Rainbow

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.

  • Designation: U.S. Coast Guard certified Power Catamaran
  • Length, overall: 61 feet 6 inches
  • Length, waterline: 54 feet
  • Beam: 30 feet
  • Displacement: 24,000 pounds
  • Draft, loaded: 2 feet
  • Engines: Diesel, Cummins 6BT-5.9M, 210 hp (x2)
  • Genset(s): Northern Lights 8 kw (x1)
  • Licensed capacity: 149 passengers
  • Design team: Barry Choy, Bob Perkins, Tom Villaire, Gary Dierking

Honex International

Design, Construction


December 1992

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