83′ Whale Watch Catamaran

Whale Watch Vessel

The M/V Triumphant is an 83’ hydrofoil-assisted catamaran featuring the Teknicraft Design signature hull shape.  The vessel carries 150 passengers on harbor cruises, whale watching tours, and special dinner/cocktail event cruises.  The vessel is complemented with stadium-style cushioned seating on the fore deck, upper deck perimeter seating, and aft upper deck seating near the outdoor bar.  The main cabin and upper deck Captain’s VIP Lounge feature Beurteaux lounge seating.

Everyone on board the Triumphant has a view seat, in fact even the inboard centerline seats are slightly elevated to create an unobstructed view out the windows.

Triumphant certainly makes an entry morning, noon, and night with her vibrantly painted color scheme and LED luminescent outdoor lighting.  Harbor Breeze Cruises chose to use lighting to enhance each customer’s experience.  Inside the main cabin, focused beams of overhead LED light are used in place of traditional votive and a color changing light and music show helps create a party like atmosphere that entices guests to the dance floor.

The vessel is driven by twin Caterpillar C32 ACERT engines with a cruise speed of 26 knots.  With the Teknicraft hydrofoil system, the Triumphant’s fuel consumption curve is flat from 19 knots to 27 knots, consuming a total of ~3 gallons per nautical mile (fully laden).  The extremely low fuel consumption allows Harbor Breeze Cruises to run out quickly to the whales and allow their customers more time viewing the largest creatures on earth, without any fuel cost penalty.

The Triumphant is a truly unique vessel and is already bringing new success to Harbor Breeze Cruises.

Vessel Specifications
Vessel Name Triumphant Home Port Long Beach, CA
Customer: Harbor Breeze Cruises Length Overall: 82′ 8″
Vessel application: Excursions and Tours Breadth Overall: 29.2′
Designer: Teknicraft Design Ltd, New Zealand Draft (hull): 3′ 5″
Passenger capacity: 150
Crew: 4
Hull Type Catamaran hydrofoil supported Construction Material Aluminum
Hull Plate Type Aluminum 5083-H116 Number of Auxiliary Engines 2
Type of Auxiliary Engines Generator
Fuel Capacity 2000 gallons
Number of Decks 2 Hydraulic Oil Capacity TBD
Number of Main Engines 2 Potable Water Capacity 300 gallons
Horsepower each 1300 bhp @ 2300 rpm (C-rated) Holding Tank Capacity 400 gallons
Fuel type Diesel
Propulsion Type Fixed Pitch Propellers
Osborne Supertorq 5-blade propellers
Keel Laid Date October 2012 Top Speed (Laden) 31 Knots (Approx.)
Launch Date June 2013 Cruising Speed 27 Knots (Approx.)
Equipment Specifications
Main Engine Type Caterpillar Generator Type Northern Lights
Main Engine Model C32 ACERT Tier II Generator Model MP40C
Transmission ZF 3050A Water Maker N/A
Reduction Gear Ratio 2.536:1 Water Maker Type N/A
Water Jet Type N/A Head Type SeaLand 510
Water Jet Size N/A Number of heads 3
Hull Paint Awlgrip Engine Room Ventilation Delta T System
Color TBD Steering System Hamilton and Jastram
Superstructure Paint Awlgrip Control system ZF 9000 Series MicroCommander
Color TBD Number of Stations 3
Deck Paint Awlgrip Fire Pump Type Oberdorfer
Color TBD Bilge Pump Type Rule
Bottom Paint Interlux Number of Pumps 8
Color TBD Fire Extinguishing System Fireboy MA2


The Triumphant is a truly unique vessel and is already brining new success to Harbor Breeze Cruises.