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2004 Hawaii Superferry News

News articles and special features about the Hawaii Superferry that were published in 2004.

2004 March 6:
Ship to Carry People, Cars, Cargo

This Maui News article by Harry Eagar highlights some of the high technology and comfort features of the Hawaii Superferry.

2004 March 6:
Ferry Prototype Draws Thousands to Nawiliwili
According to this article by Chris Cook in the Garden Island Newspaper, more then 3000 Kauai residents and Hawaii visitors showed up at Nawiliwili Harbor to view a prototype of the new Hawaii Superferry.

2004 March 6:
Interisland Ferry Service Previewed
The Spirit of Ontario, a ferry similar to the ships planned for the Hawaii Superferry service, visited harbors in Honolulu, Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island of Hawaii in March of 2004. From the Honolulu Advertiser.

2004 January 14
Hawaii Superferry Signs Agreement With Austal
In January of 2004, the Hawaii Superferry announced that the four-story, 340-foot catamarans to be used for the Hawaii Superferry service wil be built by Austal USA. From Marine Log Magazine Web site.

2004 January 13:
Two Ferries To Be Built for Interisland Service
The Hawaii Superferry signed an agreement to purchase two high-speed ferries, costing $75 million each, and at the time of this article they hoped to begin ferry service in 2006. From the Honolulu Advertiser Newspaper.

2004 January 13:
Blessing Held for the Hawaii Superferry
On June 3, 2004 a traditional Hawaiian blessing was held in Mohile, Alabama to mark the beginning of construction of the first Hawaii Superferry vessel.

2004 January 13:
Hawaii Superferry as Secured a Pact to Buy Two Ships
The vision of an interisland ferry system has taken another step forward, with a shipbuilder signing a conditional agreement to supply two 340-foot catamaran vessels to Hawaii Superferry, contingent on a series of financing arrangements. From the Honolulu Star Bulletin Newspaper.

See also:
- More News About the Hawaii Superferry
- Introduction to the Hawaii Superferry
- All Inter-Island Ferry Services in Hawaii
- Hawaii Superferry Web Site

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