Blue Sea Cruises acquired the 46 foot M/V Makai in 2004. Over a 4 month dry dock renovation the Makai was completely restored to new condition. This renovation included the installation of the newest generation computerized clean burning diesel engines. With the renovation complete, the M/V Makai was put into service as a sight seeing tour vessel providing Eco friendly Dolphin and Whale watchers.
She was remodeled again in 2008 to fit the changing market for sea adventures. She now has a plush upper deck fully shaded with cushioned seats and a 360’ view. The main deck is set up with bench seating and water activities staging area.
The Makai is 46 foot power catamaran fully shaded for protection from the sun and rain. She has a complete sound system, small refreshment bar and his and hers restrooms, fresh water shower and a large swim later for water easy entry and exit. She is equipped with a 10 foot bouncer and an assortment of floatation toys.
The Makai is USCG certified for 80 passengers and 4 crew.
The Makai is equipped with sounder, marine radio, hydrophone, life saving equipment, emergency lighting and computerized engine monitoring systems.
The Makai was the perfect choice for Blue Sea Cruises manta ray
snorkeling tours. The Makai
has tunnel drive, which means the propellers, and rudders are tucked up in to
the hull. This is an important
feature for mooring in manta ray areas, as mantas are known to swim along boat
hulls attracted by the minimal deck lighting. The Makai’s deep draft of 5 feet non-only allows for a more
stable ride and comfortable sit at moorings. It also allows for a deep reaching dive ladder that does not
protrude below the hull into the water column. This is an additional safety feature for manta rays that can
collide with dive ladders not protected by the boat
Captain Rick on board driving the Makai. Behind is the counter for serving food and beverages.
Upstairs during Whale Watch on the Makai...our lounge.
Back set of stairs to upper deck. Also a front later by Captain.