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Pacific Whale Foundation adds Ocean Legacy to its fleet. The new vessel is designed with sustainability features to minimize environmental impact. Pacific Whale Foundation photo

PacWhale Eco-Adventures, a for-profit enterprise owned by and benefiting nonprofit marine conservation organization Pacific Whale Foundation, added Ocean Legacy to its fleet of vessels in Lahaina Harbor.

After two years of planning, the new build is designed with sustainability features to minimize environmental impact while providing guests with comfort, according to a news release.

The new vessel is equipped with eco-friendly elements, including solar-charged house batteries; dedicated tanks to capture “Gray water” from onboard sinks and dishwashers; LED lighting throughout that reduces power needed from petroleum-driven sources; permanent cup holders to keep reusable cups secured until placed into an onboard dishwasher; and EPA Tier 3-compliant engines.

Ocean Legacy also includes ADA-compliant boarding with head access.

Other upgrades include custom windows and strategically placed “Cut outs” around the upper deck for maximum visibility, complimentary USB charging stations, cushioned benches, moveable tables, state-of-the-art sound system and two televisions.

To book an experience on Ocean Legacy, visit pacific whale.org/cruises/.

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