Posted on: December 22, 2014

Introducing Ocean Spirit - Maui's Newest and Finest Sailing Catamaran

Ocean Spirit sailing vesselPacific Whale Foundation is proud to introduce the newest addition to its fleet, Ocean Spirit, Maui’s newest and finest sailing catamaran. Ocean Spirit and its trendsetting design will create an elegant platform for memorable whale and dolphin watches as well as snorkeling, sunset cocktail cruises, and private charters for visitors and residents of Maui.

Crafted in St. Croix by Gold Coast Yachts, Ocean Spirit made the almost 5,900 mile journey to the Hawaiian Islands in just 42 days. After a brief stop in Honolulu, Ocean Spirit arrived at its harbor home in Lahaina on Wednesday, December 17.

The vessel features the finest amenities, including an onboard barbecue, water slide, three swim ladders, a full bar, teak dining tables and flooring, a surround sound system, and the latest in navigational and sailing technology.

The eco-friendly vessel boasts state of the art sails and rigging backed by a clean-burning, fuel efficient engine as well as a fiberglass hull that incorporates noise reduction features to protect sound sensitive whales and dolphins. It is also equipped with US Coast Guard approved whale protection devices to guide whales away from propellers and running gear.

Pacific Whale Foundation will be holding a blessing of Ocean Spirit at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 23 in Ma’alaea Harbor. Following the blessing, the vessel will begin taking reservations for daily tours which will leave four times per day from Lahaina harbor, offering guests a premier whalewatching experience. Tours can be booked online or by calling Pacific Whale Foundation at (800) 942-5311.

Pacific Whale Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to protecting our oceans through science and advocacy. Profits from Pacific Whale Foundation's ocean ecotours support our research, education and conservation programs. To learn more, please visit www.pacificwhale.org.

For Immediate Release
Pacific Whale Foundation
Contact: Karen Frangipane
karenfrangipane@pacificwhale.org
808-856-8344