July 29, 2007
Hawaii Superferry
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A limited public preview of the Hawaii Superferry Alakai. Years in the making, the arrival of the Hawaii Superferry finally gives island residents a viable alternative to interisland air travel. The 800-ton, 1,000-foot long double-hulled vessel can carry over 800 passengers and over 250 vehicles. On board, ameneties to rival a hotel. Despite its size, it can travel at 35 knots, and travel between islands in two to three hours. The Alakai is the first of two ships, and will service O'ahu, Kaua'i and Maui.

Music is "Pacific Journey" by John Keawe.

You can also view this video at YouTube, Google Video, and BlipTV. The iPod-optimized MP4 file served up in the feed (MP4/30MB) is here. You can also download the movie in multiple sizes and formats here, courtesy the Internet Archive.

I was also broadcasting live video from the ship the entire time via my lifecasting site, HawaiiGeek.TV. See the entire archived tour here.

Posted by Ryan at 10:32 PM


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