Ho’okele

The Ho’okele (Hawaiian for “Navigator”) is a Great Harbor N37 Trawler, built in 2002. It arrived in Hawaii in 2003 after a two-week crossing from Mexico and the story of its journey from Florida to Hawai’i can be found here. The Ho’okele is currently being used primarily for pelagic fisheries research at University of Hawaii, but is also available for charter.

 

 

 

Specifications

  • Dimensions are 37′ x 16′ x 8′; it is rated at 31 gross tons and 25 net tons
  • Power: Twin inboard Lugger LP445D/J Deere diesel engines and it has a Northern Lights M673L 240 v – 6 kW auxiliary generator; electrical systems are 12 vdc and 110 vac.
  • Hull: Factory-molded FRP laminate with some coring.
  • Tanks: There is a single 500-gallon diesel fuel tank. Water tanks hold 300 gallons in 3 separate tanks.

Rental Rates

The Ho’okele is currently being used primarily for pelagic fisheries research at University of Hawaii, but is also available for charter.

Contact Info

Contact Details

Port Operations Manager: Ross Barnes

Phone: (808) 842-9815

Email: pom@soest.hawaii.edu