Ka hui laulima is the Hawaiian expression for the many hands that come together to get a task done, and Kamoauli has indeed involved many hands in bringing her to Hawaii and preparing her for her mission to serve as a platform to educate and perpetuate indigenous Hawaiian culture. What started out as a crazy idea on a napkin at a restaurant between three men in 2017, has turned into an amazing and eventful journey that has involved many different people from all ages and walks of life who came together to fulfill the mission of Kamoauli in Hawaii. Many people and organizations have donated time, labor, support, knowledge, experience and goodwill to get to where we are today. The owners and crew would like to recognize the people and groups who have all played a part in making Kamoauli's ongoing voyage possible!
Special blessings and mahalo nui loa to the following people:
Dennis and Donna Belvedere - Boat Builder Mark and Veronica Belvedere - Treasure Island Uncle Tione Pulotu Mia Ramanlal Anofo Havea - Tongan Voyaging Society Cameron Van Wagoner Governors Assistant Aki - taxi and tour guide at Vava'u
Rebuild Crew Rob Riekena Koa Wright Thomas Anuheali'i Nelson Rodrigues Royce Wond Kai'ala Wond Noa Wond Kawika & Kalaluhi Morse Aunty Buckie Kamohali'i Joe Gouveia Keanu Freitas Kekoa Kaloianderson David Kohn Bryce Holmes Nolan Brack Kaulana Stanley Kamalani Kamohali'i Wayne Tran Sean Merodias Glenn Miraflor Sr.
Rebuild Support Christy Mello Leolani & Kai Maelekapowai Makanani Anuheali'i Shannon Maria Hannah Spencer Taylor Marciel Mark (Art Nelson sail maker) The Phoenician Staff Nate Ching, Hardware Hawaii George Norcross, Epoxy Sales Hawaii
For advice and counsel during rebuild: Kaipo Pomaika'i Sr. Leighton Tseu Henry Pelekai Teoni Pulotu Keoni Ford Wayne Tran Sean Merodias Randy Stevens John Gomersall David Muell McD Phillpotts Jessica Worchel Neil Hannahs Charlie Kanehailua Steve Myers Pauline Sato
Community Launch at Poka'i: University of Hawaii West O'ahu Student Volunteers Byron Fonseca & Pueo Kane Ulukoa Duhaylonsod & Halau Kiawekupono O Ka Ua Hawaii Technology Academy 'Ukulele Club Ikaika Hussey Gavin Paikai & David Kohn - The Salote Serenaders The Hawaii Technology Academy 'Ukulele Club City & County of Honolulu Lifeguards Glen Akila Monte McComber - Master of Ceremony Glenn Mayeda - Sound Cedric Gates - Proclamation Chris Olivera - Proclamation Delivery Ulu A'e Learning Center Kahumana Farms Vince Dodge - 'Aina Bars Kaloianderson 'Ohana Jewel Kirkham - Nanakuli Intermediate & High School Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center Sanoe Marfil - In Peace Cheryl - Ka'ala Farms Kahau - Wai'ane Coast Comprehensive Health Center Jared - Habilitat
Advisors and Fixers: Uncle Kaipo Uncle Leighton Keoni Ford David Chellemi Kelii "Unco Lyle" Kalo'i Henry Pelakai Manulani Meyer Harry Lee Kwai Mike Sarmiento Alvin Parker
Ko 'Olina Marina: Robert Barrett Jacob and the crew of Mana Cruises Brad Vessels & Kokua Yacht Sales Mike & Cheryl Cornell
Ke'ehi Boat Harbor: Harbor Agent Debra Dudoit
Ala Wai Boat Harbor: Harbor Agent Corey Fujioka "Alaska" for watching over Kamoauli when we weren't there!
Kewalo Basin Harbor: Harbor Master John Eveleth
Others: Xavier Claybaugh: Instructor, Maritime Academy Molly Arthur: IBU of the Pacific-Crew Laurien Nuss "Lala": Conscious Concepts, Business and marketing advisor Tom Penna: Web design, videography and drone footage "Jacob" Ka'omaka Aki: helping to name the vessel Kamoauli Carena Phillips: Video and pics; volunteer work for hurricane prep, and helping us learn to sail Kawika Searle & Kinion Carroll: helping us learn to sail 'Anela Fernandez: Lead Practitioner and director for cultural programs and education James & Rudy Herman for helping with Engines and other volunteer work Mike Knotts for donating welding skills for the motor mounts Roy Howard - KUPU Volunteer; vessel maintenance and KUPU connections
...and last but certainly not least, an extra special mahalo nui loa to Steve Myers for all the hard work on the architect's blueprints!
Address: 1125 Ala Moana Blvd. Kewalo Basin Harbor Pier D Slip 106 Honolulu, HI 96814
Mailing Address: Kamoauli LLC 737 Bishop St. Suite 2890A Honolulu, HI 96813