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42' Armstrong Marine Catamaran


The AKULA is a specially modified Offshore Support Vessel designed and equipped to provide a stable and safe platform to conduct our great white shark diving operations as well as many other types of offshore work. This 42' aluminum catamaran is powered by reliable twin 330 hp Volvo Diesel engines. AKULA also has a 2 ton knuckle boom crane and a built in high-pressure air system. ?

  • Make: Armstrong Marine
  • Model: Catamaran
  • Year: 2008
  • Length: 42ft
  • Name: AKULA
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Emeryville, CA
  • Category: Power
  • Class: Power Catamarans
  • LOA: 42 feet
  • Beam: 15 feet
  • Min Draft: 2.5 feet
  • Max Draft: 4 feet
  • Displacement: 26000 pounds
  • Total Engines: 2
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Volvo-Penta
  • EngineModel: D6-330
  • EngineYear: 2008
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • EngineHours: 2250
  • Engine 2
  • EngineMake: Volvo-Penta
  • EngineModel: D6-330
  • EngineYear: 2008
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • EngineHours: 2250
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 400 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 2
  • Water Tank Capacity: 500 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 2
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Single Berths: 3
  • Double Berths: 3
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions

USCG Certificate of Inspection
  • AKULA has a curent COI Official number 1206248.  October 2018 inspection.
  • Certified for 15 persons during shark diving operations, 12 of which may be passengers
  • Certified for a maximum of 27 persons, 24 of which may be passengers.
  • Twin Volvo Diesel D6 330 hp each. Electric starting, fresh water cooled by heat exchanger.

  • Volvo Penta dual counter rotating propeller outdrives and Volvo power lift and trim.

  • Consumption is 32gph at 24 knots full speed at 3,400 rpm's. 30 gph at 23 knots. 24gph at 18 knot cruise. Vessel's fuel capacity of 400g will allow vessel to operate for approx. 30-hours at cruising speed of 23kn. Under ideal conditions subject vessel could travel approx. 690-miles at cruising speed. A slower running speed will increase range.

  • Quarters: 8 persons. One dining settee in Pilot house; One pilot bunk in pilothouse; three 2-person convertible table bunks; One private port side hull bunk room;
  • One galley with Magic Chef microwave oven,  Norcold 12-VDC/120-VAC refrigerator and double stainless steel sink; One passenger head equipped with marine type lavatory with hand held shower and toilet and located aft on main deck port side.
  • Passengers: 15 seats interior & 14 exterior.

  • Norcold under cabinet, dual voltage
  • Double stainless steel sinks with hot/cold pressure water
  • Microwave 120 VAC
  • Torrid Hot water heater MH-17 Gallons 120 VAC
Diving Gear


  • Hoist:     Hydraulic crane with winch located starboard aft.
  • Cage:    Surface cage with boarding ladder – stored on the aft deck.
  • Bottom cage:  Secured on the cabin top.
  • Compressor:    Mounted forward of the port engine 
  • Hours:    578
  • Air Storage: Four compressed air tanks secured in the hold between the engine hatches.



  • Thru-hulls are welded in aluminum pipe with gusset support, with locking stainless steel ball valves attached, 
  • Wash-down – located in the port engine space forward – plumbed to a 12-volt DC pump.
  • Macerator discharge – located next aft.
  • Gen-set intake – located in the starboard engine space forward 
  • Unused – located next aft – thru-hull plugged.
  •  ON DECK
  • Waste pump out in the port side deck, and tank vent on the port side.
  • Water tank fill – starboard side.
  • Diesel tank fills and vents – cabin sides port and starboard.
Marine Head
  • Electric marine Head
  • Fresh water intake
  • Black Water Tank
12V DC System
  • Batteries: 3 x 12V House Lead Acid & 2 12V Engijne start
  • Perko Switches with a Combiner
  • Battery Charger: Charles Smart Charger 5000SP 20 amp
  • Blue Seas Battery Charger P12-25 amp
  • Alternators on Engines and on Gen Set
AC 120-Volt System
  • Shore Power Inlet Standard 30-amp
  • Blue Sea Breaker Panels
  • Galvanic isolator ProMariner ProSafe SF 30
  • Northern Lights with Luger engine 16 kW
  • Sound shield
  • Generator hours 150
Navigation and Safety
  • Furuno Depth Sounder FCV-585
  • Furuno Radar with cabin top mounterd scanner
  • Furuno GPS with cabin top mounted antenna
  • Furuno Plotter Sounder RDP-149 with C-Map
  • Nautamatic TR-1 Auto Pilot
  • Icom IC-M604 VHF with cabin top antenna and hailer
  • Handheld VHF
  • SSB
  • Compass Ritchie at the helm
  • Clock and Barometer
  • Two Viking Solas A 10 person life rafts on Cabin Top
Water Maker
  • Aquamarine estimated 8-gal per hour reverse osmosis system with Jabsco, model 50870 high pressure pump
  • Built in 2008 by Armstrong Marine; Port Angeles, WA.

  • All welded Type 5086 aluminum hull and superstructure.

  • Six major watertight compartment and/or integral tanks with three each in the two hulls.

  •  Full planing type hull with moderately raked, sharp bow; counter raked square transom; straight, near vertical, curved with increased flare forward sides; flat sheer; "V" bottom with light dead-rise at midsection. Light Disp.: 25,000lb.

Ground Tackle
  • 1 - 15kg anchor on 250’ 5/8” synthetic line with 60’ of 5/16” chain.

  • Windlass: Kenmatics electric single drum.

Additional Features


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

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