Hulakai

Member Type: 

Classic

Boat Name: 

Hulakai

Year: 

1929

Length: 

48'

Builder: 

Boeing of Canada

Fleet: 

  • Pacific Northwest

This 1929 Boeing Aircraft of Canada is 48' with a beam of 11' 6".  In 2011 she won most improved vessel at the Victoria Classic Boat Show.  She is loaded with teak and bronze inside and out, as well as breathtaking Alaska yellow cedar decks to maintain her original appeal. For cruising, she has been fitted with modern conveniences and the ability to stay out on the hook for days on end.  She contains berthing for 6 people, 2 heads, and 1 shower.

Hulakai has never been changed from her original name, meaning "Sea Dancer" in Hawaiian. In the years 1929 to 1931, among the many boats produced by Boeing Aircraft of Canada at the previously named Hoffar-Beeching Yard were three 48' stock model triple-cabin bridgedeck cruisers with cedar hulls, yellow cedar decking and all teak cabins. Originally fitted with a Hall Scott gas engine and has since been re-powered with a 1950's 84HP 6LW Gardner diesel.

See recent pictures of her at: http://photobucket.com/hulakai

Specs:

Length: / Beam: / Draft: 48' / 11' 6" / 4'
Power, type of engine(s): Single Gardner 6LW 84 HP diesel
Speed: 7.5 knot cruise burning 1.5 gal a hr / 9 knot Max
Tankage: 200 gallons of Diesel, 120 gallons of water, 30 gallons of black water
Length: / Beam: / Draft: 48' / 11' 6" / 4'

Upgrades
New Electrical System complete with Inverter and power management system
New Hot Water Heater
New Water, Fuel and black water tanks
New 110v/12v stainless refrigeration, and separate freezer
New Stainless Microwave
New house batteries
New Alaska yellow cedar decks
New Dickinson diesel stove and butane burner
All teak house and decks have been coated with 8-10 coats of varnish
All exterior metal that is not bronze was sandblasted and powder coated
Refastened and 80% recaulked
New bronze prop with spare