Pilot boat Hanakahi inbound to Pier 19, Honolulu Harbor. 18 July 2020.
Another awesome photo:
A rare sight. Four of the Hawaii Pilots Association’s pilot boats were gathered together in Honolulu Harbor, which provided a great photo op.
Many consider the Bristol Channel pilot cutter to be the finest sailing boat design ever. Fast, seaworthy and beautiful to behold, the pilot cutter is the perfect combination of form and function - a thoroughbred perfectly adapted to a life in one of the Britain's most treacherous stretches of water. Sailor and writer Tom Cunliffe explores the life of the pilots and sails a perfectly restored cutter to find out just what drove these men and their wonderful machines.
Check this out! Superyacht’s use pilot boats and maritime pilots to safety navigate the ship into port or to take her out to sea. The pilot has local knowledge of the port and immense details of those local waterways.
Here’s how the pilot climbs aboard!
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