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Super Yacht "Hokulani"

January 2, 2020

The name of the super-yacht is HOKULANI, which means “heavenly star" from the Hawaiian word hōkū  or "star" and lani for "heaven, sky, royal, majesty". She is just a little over 150 feet in length,  28 feet beam, draft is 6.23 feet and she displaces 380 tons. This elegant super yacht was built by the century old American yacht building company Palmer Johnson in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and launched in 2007. Propulsion comes from two 3700hp MTU 16V4000M90 diesel engines. Her maximum speed is 29 knots. She can accommodate up to 10 people with 8 crew members.
Hokulani was designed by Nuvolari Lenard with Donald L. Blount. Her builder was Palmer Johnson the world-famous builder of yachts founded by Hans Johnson and Herman Gmack in 1918. It was originally named Johnson and Gmack’s in the 1920s. The boatyard started out repairing rowing skiffs and commercial fishing vessels. They built their first wooden yacht in 1928. During W
orld War II Palmer Johnson built over forty 45-foot air-sea rescue boats and four 65-foot “T” class freighters.   
After the company was sold and renamed after the founder’s son Palmer Johnson in 1956, it went on to pioneer the building of aluminum yachts with its first unit being built in 1962. The company delivered the world’s largest aluminum sailing yacht of that time, a 25.6-metre ketch Firebird. Firebird was surpassed by Fortuna, a 30.5-metre yacht for King Juan Carlos of Spain, setting the record in 1979. She was capable of reaching an incredible speed of 46 knots, remaining the fastest yacht in the world for over a decade. In 2012, the shipyard announced its new carbon-fibre SuperSport performance superyacht series as a follow-up to its SportYacht series. Despite several deliveries, it couldn't quite replicate the initial success of the previous series partly due to a different economic climate. In 2015 it was announced that the Sturgeon Bay shipyard would be closed and sold after delivery of its last boat. Since 2017, production was moved to the Netherlands,
The name Hokulani is dear to the actress Nicole Kidman. Elegant blonde Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were there on educational visas. It is reported that her parents actually gifted her with the Hawaiian name Hokulani, a name Nicole’s husband, Keith Urban sometimes refers to her as. Hokulani means heavenly star in Hawaiian.
According to Wikipedia  “Nicole Mary Kidman is an Australian-American actress and producer. She has won awards including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards. She was listed among the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2006, 2018, and   2019.  Time magazine twice named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, in 2004 and 2018. Kidman began her acting career in Australia with the 1983 films Bush Christmas and BMX Bandits. Her breakthrough came in 1989 with the thriller film Dead Calm and the miniseries Bangkok Hilton. In 1990, she made her Hollywood debut in the racing film Days of Thunder, opposite Tom Cruise. She went on to achieve wider recognition with lead roles in Far and Away (1992), Batman Forever (1995), To Die For (1995), and Eyes Wide Shut (1999). Kidman won the Academy Award for Best Actress for portraying the writer Virginia Woolf in the drama The Hours (2002). Her other Oscar-nominated roles were as a courtesan in the musical Moulin Rouge! (2001) and emotionally troubled mothers in the dramas Rabbit Hole (2010) and Lion (2016).”
The super-yacht Hokulani defines the term super luxury yacht. The Champagne color of the hull sets the tone for the entire yacht. It has just about everything anyone could imagine be put on a yacht and more. Onboard guest will find water skis and the boats to tow the skiers, jet skis, wakeboards and snorkeling equipment. For those sojourns to the nearest exotic seaside port there is a tender. Hokulani  features some bright exterior designs such as her wide and social main deck with sun lounge area and dining area.  The sun deck has a large glass atrium roof panel that slides fore and aft, making it possible to choose to cruise either in the sun or in the shade.  The audio/video system was upgraded in 2019 to allow state of the art viewing in the Cinema room. Hokulani  features a plaining aluminum hull and aluminum superstructure, with teak decks. She was built to Lloyds Register classification society rules and is MCA Compliant. Motor yacht Hokulani  is equipped with an ultra-modern stabilization system which reduces roll motion effect and results in a smoother more enjoyable cruising experience underway. It is equipped with thrusts and air conditioning throughout.
Everyone of the five luxurious guest cabins have entertainment systems, full bathrooms. The cabins can accommodate ten guests. There are two spacious suites and a super luxury master suite located on the lower deck up front. In the master suite there is a private study plus his and her bathrooms and a jacuzzi as well as a full entertainment system. There are two VIP cabins with double beds and two twin cabins with 2  single beds. All of the guest cabins have their own bathrooms. There are crew quarters on the lower deck which can accommodate eight crew members and a double cabin for the captain. The crew has the use of a Crew Mess/Galley area. It has accommodations for up to seven crew members. The yacht has a custom swim platform with a self-deploying ladder and a hydraulically powered tender garage able to accommodate a large tender, jet skis and other water sports equipment. The Hokulani  has three decks with a contemporary interior that boast natural woods and panoramic windows. She has a large sundeck and huge sunpads for sun bathing across her main deck.
Hokulani‘s engines create 3,650 horsepower (2,723 kilowatts), for a total of 7,3000HP (5,446kW). The yacht has 10,857 gallon fuel tanks which provide a maximum range of 2,500 nautical miles at 12 knots. Her water tanks store around 1,500 gallons of fresh water. The navigation system is state of the art. The pilot house is as luxurious as the rest of the yacht with large windows and comfortable seating for the Captain and crew.
One of the main selling point feature in the listing is the like new condition of the yacht which has been meticulously maintained by her crew since here launch in 2007. In 2019 new dark wooden floor were installed. The Cinema room was upgraded in 2019 to include state of the art audio/video capability.
The yacht is now listed for sale by Imperial Yachts in Monaco. https://www.imperial-yachts.com/yachts-landing/ 



 

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