Maui Business

Trilogy Celebrates Arrival of Its Newest Sailing Catamaran

December 26, 2016, 7:53 AM HST
* Updated December 27, 8:08 AM
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Trilogy Excursions, Maui’s oldest sailing catamaran boat tour company welcomed home its newest vessel, Trilogy III on Christmas Eve.

Built by Gold Coast Yachts in St. Croix, TRILOGY III set sail on November 18th. The seasoned captains spent 41 days at sea, traversing the Panama Canal and stopping to avoid hurricane conditions before making the Pacific crossing to Maui.

After sailing over 6000  nautical miles to reach Maui, the boat was welcomed at Lahaina Harbor where it was christened. TRILOGY III will go into operation at the beginning of 2017 and will depart off of Kāʻanapali Beach.

“We have been quite impressed with the speed of the build and delivery of Trilogy III. Trilogy is Looking forward to welcoming guests aboard to share premiere sailing ocean experiences with the hoʻokipa we are known for,” said Captain Gabe Lucy, Director of Operations for Trilogy Excursions.

Among the team bringing home the vessel were two Captains from Hawaiʻi. Lānaʻi born Kamalani Ranis started working with Trilogy as a beach attendant on Lānaʻi. Captain Kama shares his Hawaiian perspective with Trilogy guests on Maui visiting Molokini Crater daily.  Captain Seth Forsyth from Lahaina made his first delivery for Trilogy when he was only twelve years old from Washington State to Hawaiʻi and now makes daily tours for Trilogy departing Lahaina.

Trilogy III leaving St Croix.

Trilogy III blessing.

Captain Seth Forsyth *pictured at center with red lei.

ana’i born Kamalani Ranis started working with Trilogy as a beach attendant on Lana’i. He is pictured here with his family.

Trilogy III team.

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