Hawaii Superferry Revises Delivery Date

The Hawaii Superferry, christened Alakai, is the first vessel of its kind being built in the U.S. by ship builder Austal. Hawaii Superferry will connect Hawaii's islands with an inter-island travel and transportation alternative to inter-island flights. The delivery date for the vessel has been extended to give Austal time to complete finishing touches on the vessel and fulfill the requirements of the Coast Guard certification process. Due to this extension, Hawaii Superferry has announced that service will begin later this summer, with reservations to commence in early summer. The Alakai's arrival date in Hawaii will be announced once the vessel commences her delivery voyage. Hawaii Superferry will offer daily service between Maui and Oahu and between Kauai and Oahu six days a week, Sunday through Friday. A second ferry is scheduled for 2009 with service between the Island of Hawaii and Oahu, as well as a second daily Maui-Oahu roundtrip. Visit [www.hawaiisuperferry.com].

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