Boats

The Marine Science Department maintains a number of boats for education and research. Questions about the boats or reserving time on the boats, please contact the Marine Science Boating Program Coordinator, Steve Kennedy.

R/V Makani 'Aha - 39' Force Cat
MARE Boat
  • Meaning: "Four Winds"
  • Built in 2010, and repowered in 2012 with twin 305 Cummins engines
  • Hydraulic A-frame and windlass
  • 1000 Watt true sign inverter
  • Garmin GPS, 50/200 khz sounder
  • Communications system
  • Long range
Ka Imi Na 'Auao - 18' Larson
  • Meaning: "To search for the truth"
  • Recently repowered with Yamaha 115 hp outboard
  • GPS, 50/200 kHz sounder
  • Trailerable
Ka Imi
April Maru - 25' Force Marine Runabout
April Maru
  • "Maru", Japanese for "Circle", ensuring a safe return.
  • GPS, 50/200 kHz sounder
  • Trailerable
Rigid Hull Inflatables
  • GPS, 50/200 kHz sounder
  • Trailerable
RIB