Saturday, August 1, 2009

For Sale on Craig's List!?!...


Hawaii Superferry Replica Model Alakai - $1500 (Honolulu, Oahu)

Date: 2009-07-31, 10:07AM HST
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Alakai, Hawaiian for "Ocean Path" is the name of the vessel which serviced the Hawaiian waters for a brief time (2007-2009). To commemorate its arrival for Service in August '07, roughly 80 models were created of the ship in intimate detail. (One of the few, if any, that would ever make public circulation) These models which were displayed are various trade shows and exhibitions helped bring to the public a glimpse of the grand vessel that was about to arrive in the islands. Details fleshed out in fully colored replicas of the vessel, including hand railings, emergency rafts, and cars on the second (mezzanine) vehicle deck. This is an EXTREMELY rare collectible that would normally be given out at an executive level.

The replica ship would make a great addition to any lounge or living space. It definitely will make a statement for the office. You will have a dramatic reminder of the vessel that tried to service the Hawaiian islands and caused a controversy that made local news daily. This vessel daily crossed Waikiki towards Daimondhead. You could talk about your personal experience taking the ferry, or liven up the room with a replica catamaran (double hull) vessel. The Alakai was the largest aluminum vessel created and sailed in American waters. It was a vessel 300 feet in length, 80 feet wide, and over 5 stories tall. It could carry over 700 passengers and 200 vehicle interisland.

The model is fixed by shinny, metallic posts to a glossy wood base. It is covered by a Plexiglas case that fits into a fabricated, square notch in the wood base. The overall model is about 18 inches long and 8 inches tall. I do not know the scale ratio to the actual ship.

The vessel that is up for sale does have some minor damages from being frequently displayed; these damages can easily be fixed by a hobby expert. I know of a shop that would be able to do the repairs, but have not gotten a quote on the fix. The Plexiglas case also has mild scratches.

Pictures are available on request for SERIOUS buyers. There is a second model in my possession that is still in the box NEW, but that would be at a higher price. I would like to meet in person to conduct the transaction, and cash only.

Serious inquiries only.
  • Location: Honolulu, Oahu
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