The Champagne Yacht – Hokulani
The luxurious and easily identifiable motor yacht Hokulani is a classy addition to the high seas. Much like its owner Nicole Kidman, the Hokulani is sleek and elegant. The luxury motor yacht was constructed by the American yacht building company Palmer Johnson and launched in 2007.
Fine naval architecture
The Hokulani measures 45.97 metres and has an aluminium superstructure and hull. Twin MTU 4000 engines with 3,650 hp each propel the yacht to a maximum speed of 29 knots. While guests enjoy cruising around on the ocean, they can make use of the large selection of water toys. From tenders, waterskis and tows to PWCs, wakeboards and snorkelling equipment – the Hokulani has every toy a water enthusiast could want. For those who prefer their fun indoors, there are is a fully integrated entertainment system in every area that includes music, iPod docking stations, radio, television and a selection of movies.
The modern and tasteful interior work across the yacht’s three levels was envisioned by the world-class design team at Nuvolari-Lenard. It features natural wood furnishings and fittings, and an atmosphere of understated elegance. Large windows in the main salon offer panoramic views of the outside environment. There is a spacious sundeck and large sun pads on the main deck. Three dining areas on the Hokulani can accommodate up to ten guests each at a time. Several classically decorated lounging areas are dotted around the yacht. The glass atrium roof panel located on the fly bridge allows visitors the choice between cruising in the sunshine or with the shades drawn.
Five luxuriously appointed guest cabins all have entertainment systems and en-suite bathrooms and include two spacious suites, two twin suites and an indulgent master suite. Located on the lower deck to the front, the master suite offers fantastic privacy. The layout is thoughtfully created across a split level space that features a private study, his and hers bathroom with a Jacuzzi, walk-in cupboards and a private entertainment system. The cabins can accommodate ten guests with ease. The crew quarters are located on the lower deck and can accommodate eight crew members and a double cabin is provided for the captain in the same area.
Australian actress and film producer Nicole Kidman has appeared in several movies since her first role in a thriller called Dead Calm, released in 1989. As a versatile actress Kidman has given equally impressive performances in a variety of roles including musicals, action movies, erotic thrillers, romance movies and comedies. She has won many awards including a Golden Globe, an Academy Award and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In her free time Kidman devotes time to her family. She is married to country singer Keith Urban and has four children, two adopted children from her previous marriage to Tom Cruise, and two from her marriage to Urban. The intrepid actress is also involved with various philanthropic activities; she is an active member of UNIFEM and UNICEF and is one of the highest paid actresses in the world