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Business TypeAgent
Main MarketsNorth America
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EmployeesLess than 5 People

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Over the past several decades, other boat services have tried to provide a viable alternative to commercial airliner service to move people around the islands, but every effort has failed.

The latest ferry service was originally scheduled to start this year, and it still has a long way to go before its new July 1,2007, launch date. Even if the $235 million project starts then, it's unclear whether it will be able to turn a profit.

Environmentalists, lawmakers, farmers and lawyers stand in the way.

Some are worried that the Superferry project is being rushed without researching traffic effects on each of the islands, without planning to prevent humpback whales from being struck by the big boats, and without protecting against invasive species such as biting ants spreading across the islands.

"We're not being given the whole story. The shortcomings are being glossed over, " said Lucienne de Naie, chapter leader of the Hawaii Sierra Club. "We need to get real and examine these things. All we're getting is shiny promises and platitudes. "

The Superferry is expected to start service with one boat the length of a football field offering daily service from Honolulu to Maui and Kauai. It will carry up to 900 people and 250 cars at one-way fares of $42 per person and $55 per vehicle.

The ferry will travel up to 40 mph, with a trip from Honolulu to Maui taking about three hours, compared to about 40 minutes by plane. The shortest trip, from Honolulu to Maui, would be 89 nautical miles. The Honolulu-Big Island line would be the ferry's longest voyage at 140 nautical miles.

Plans for the Superferry have been moving along at an une

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Address2 Du Jardin, Pont-rouge, Canada
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