Our Story

In the 1920s, two brothers, Eldon and Afton, built a fishing boat in Port Townsend, WA, and set sail for Alaska. They eventually settled in the towns of Sitka and Ketchikan. Both married, raised families, and continued the Coon Brother tradition. But it was Eldon who carried on the family's wanderlust. In 1969, a shipwreck forced Eldon and wife Jeannette to sell their home, move south to Seattle, and, with the help of their two sons Jim and Rand, and daughter Pattie, build another boat.

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Christened Trilogy in 1971, their new 50' sailing trimaran carried them for two years from Alaska to Mexico, Central & South America, the Galapagos Islands, and eventually, the South Pacific. It was there they decided, because of limited funds, to sail north to Hawai‘i and work until ship stores were replenished, before continuing their "around the world" Odyssey. But, as Jim and Rand are fond of recounting, they not only fell in love with the islands, they fell in love with a couple of island girls as well and settled instead on the island of Maui.

The Fleet

Trilogy I

64' searunner/cutter, rigged sailing catamaran

Built: 1993, Shaw boats/Aberdeen, WA
Sails: 1,700 sq. ft. working sail area, custom spinnaker
Specs: 64' x 32', Draft @ DWL 5'
Capacity: Normal working capacity/ 55
Crew: Captain, 1st mate, 2nd mates as needed
Other Info: Twin 350 hp Yanmar turbo diesel full electronics, covered cabin, netting forward & aft, two heads, large galley, cushioned seating inside and outside.

Trilogy II

64' Custom SeaRunner/Cutter rigged sailing catamaran

Built: 2010, Schooner Creek Boat Works, Portland, OR
Sails: 1,950 sq/ft working sails
Specs: 64' x 32', Draft @ DWL 5'
Capacity: Normal working capacity 60 passengers
Crew: Captain, 1st Mate, 2nd Mate, Deckhand
Other Info: Twin 350 hp Yanmar turbo diesel full electronics, covered cabin, netting forward & aft, two heads, large galley, cushioned seating inside and outside.

Trilogy V

54' sloop rigged sailing catamaran

Built: 1996, Shaw Boats, Aberdeen, WA
Sails: 1,200 sq. ft. working sails, custom spinnaker
Specs: 54' x 27', Draft @ DWL 4'
Capacity: Normal working capacity 55.
Crew: Captain, 1st mate, 2nd mates as needed
Other Info: Twin 200 hp. Turbo Volvo diesel engines, two electric heads, covered cabin, cushioned seating, large galley, netting forward, custom swim steps forward, twin swim steps aft, full electronics, AC/DC.

Trilogy VI

54' sloop rigged sailing catamaran

Built: 2000, Pacific Rim Yachts, Aberdeen, WA
Sails: 1,200 sq. ft. working sails, custom spinnaker
Specs: 54' x 30', Draft @ DWL 4'
Capacity: Normal working capacity 55
Crew: Captain, 1st mate, 2nd mates as needed
Other Info: Twin 350 hp. Yanmar diesel engines, two electric heads, covered cabin, cushioned seating, large galley, netting forward, custom swim steps forward, twin swim steps aft, full electronics, AC/DC.

Trilogy Elua

55' custom sloop, rigged sailing catamaran

Built: 1986, Coon Bros./Chamberlain Enterprises/Maui
Sails: 1,200 sq. ft. working sails, custom spinnaker
Specs: 55' x 30', Draft @ DWL 4'
Capacity: USCG Licensed for 49 passengers + crew
Crew: Captain, 1st mate, 2nd mates as needed
Other Info: Twin 200 hp turbo Volvo diesel, awning, netting forward, two heads, cushioned and contoured seating. Netting and dive ladder forward, custom dive steps aft, full electronics/AC/DC, shade awning. First composite/epoxy vessel certified by USCG in Hawaii.

Trilogy III

64' GC65 sloop rigged sailing catamaran

Built: 2016, Gold Coast Yachts, St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Sails: 1,297 sq/ft working sails
Specs: 65' x 29', Draft @ DWL 5-7'
Capacity: Normal working capacity 49 passengers
Crew: Captain, 1st Mate, 2nd Mate, Deckhand
Other Info: Twin 305 hp Cummins turbo diesel full electronics, covered cabin, netting forward, two Air Conditioned heads, large galley, cushioned seating inside and outside, aft sundeck, underwater lights, custom tables.

Your Safety

Here at Trilogy our goal is to make your Trilogy Adventure in Paradise both educational and entertaining, but above all, we are committed to making your day with us the safest day of your vacation! All our vessels are USCG (United States Coast Guard) certified and ocean tested sailing catamarans that we designed and/or built ourselves specifically with you in mind. Your safety and comfort were critical considerations in the design and building process. Every vessel, as well as all our land based operations, carry emergency oxygen as well as Emergency AED’s. In addition, our captains and crew maintain current certifications in CPR and First Aid and adhere to USCG regulations. Also, all vessels carry slicker gear for each passenger in the event that the wind and seas kick up during a passage. If you can keep dry here in the tropics you will usually stay warm and comfortable as well.

Our crew are also there to help while guests enjoy Hawaii’s amazing ocean marine life. Whether you are snorkeling at the surface or enjoying a SNUBA dive underwater, our crew are there to supervise, educate, and assist you. Besides having a crew member to lead guests on snorkeling tours of the reef, you’ll also find a crew member on top of a surfboard ready and able to assist you if you in case of trouble. In addition, every snorkeler is provided with a life vest, or BCD (Buoyancy Compensator Device), regardless of their ability, and yellow float belts are also available. Some swimmers think this limits their mobility—the truth is the opposite happens. The BCD can be worn un-inflated or partially inflated and in many cases guests find that the BCD provides them with extra flotation when they need it, while keeping them warm at the same time! And yes, it can get a bit chilly in the winter, so in case you get cold, our Discover Molokini and Discover Ka‘anapali trips offer partial wet suits for both snorkelers and divers that provide both safety and comfort.
While maintaining safe snorkel conditions is our number one priority, remember that we can’t do it without your help, and open-ocean snorkeling is done at your own risk. Whether you are out on the water with us, or off adventuring on your own, here are a few important rules to keep you safe:

1. ALWAYS hold on to something while moving aboard a vessel. Wind and sea conditions can cause a vessel to move in unexpected ways at unexpected times when vessels are underway and even when they are at anchor. So remember to always use at least one hand to support yourself while moving around and avoid those unnecessary injuries.
2. ALWAYS use the buddy system when venturing into the ocean. Having someone to keep an eye on you (and you on them) while out in the ocean is one of the best ways to stay out of trouble. The marine life here in the islands can be mesmerizing, but by taking a moment every couple minutes to look up and verify your buddy is still nearby will ensure you both are safe and have fun.
3. If in doubt, don’t go out. Snorkeling can be a dangerous activity, so whether the seas are rough, the wind is strong, or you are unsure of your physical abilities, it’s always better to wait until you are comfortable before going into the ocean. If you have any pre-existing health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, seizures, and cardiovascular problems, we recommend you consult a physician prior to entering the ocean- whether with us or on your own.
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About Trilogy

Trilogy is a family business committed to excellence by creating lifelong memories through personalized service delivered with Aloha. As stewards and sailors we perpetuate our Hawaiian culture and protect our environment. As an 'Ohana we value each other and inspire integrity, innovation, and community.

2018 celebrates Trilogy's 45th year as Maui's first sailboat company!  Since our start, Safety, Service, and Quality have been of utmost importance to us and has influenced how we design and build our boats, craft our menus, hire and train our crew, and engage with our guests. We welcome you into our 'ohana and look forward to giving you the best day of your Maui vacation! 

Community and Environment

Our family at Trilogy takes seriously the responsibility of supporting our local Maui community and has a strong commitment to preserving our ocean and island environment. Trilogy adheres to the Dolphin Smart guidelines and does not condone swimming with marine mammals. Any underwater image of a dolphin or whale was taken from the boat, using a poll-mounted camera. Since 1973, Trilogy has employed business practices with a strong concern for the conservation and improvement of the Maui natural environment. We regularly support many local charitable organizations and we would like to share some of the non-profit groups which Trilogy has contributed to in the past several years:

  • Aloha Classic Windsurfing Fundraiser
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Arthritis Foundation of Hawai‘i
  • Arts Education for Children Group
  • ACT - Artist in Christian Testimony
  • AYSO Soccer
  • Bash N Scramble Golf Tournament—Lahainaluna High School
  • Big Brother Big Sisters
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Boys and Girls Club of Maui
  • Cancer Institute Alliance
  • Children of the Rainbow Preschool—Lahaina
  • Children's Wish Foundation
  • Community Work Day Program
  • Doris Todd Memorial School
  • Friends of the Children's Justice Center
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Halau Kealaokamaile
  • Halau kekuaokala‘au‘ala‘iliahi
  • Halau na lei kaumaka o uka
  • Hale Kau Kau / St. Theresa Church
  • Hale Makua
  • Haleakala Waldorf School
  • Hana Community Center
  • Hawai‘i Canines for Independence
  • Hawai‘i Nature Center
  • Hawai‘i Police Athletic Federation
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts
  • Hope Chapel
  • Horizon's Academy of Maui
  • Hospice Maui
  • Hui No‘eau
  • Hui O Waa Kauula
  • Iao Preschool
  • IMUA Family Services
  • J. Walter Cameron Center
  • Japanese Cultural Society of Maui
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
  • Kahana Canoe Club
  • Kamehameha Alumni
  • Kidney Foundation
  • Kihei Community Association
  • Kiteboarding Association
  • Kula Elementary School
  • Lahaina Canoe Club
  • Lahaina Yacht Club Cancer Golf Tournament
  • Lanai Community Benefit Fund
  • Lahaina Swim Club
  • Lahainaluna High School
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Mana‘o Radio
  • March of Dimes
  • Maui Academy Performing Arts (MAPA)
  • Maui Adventist School
  • Maui Arts & Cultural Center
  • Maui Coastal Land Trust
  • Maui Community College
  • Maui Crime Stoppers
  • Maui Family YMCA
  • Maui Food Bank
  • Maui Historical Society
  • Maui Hotel Association
  • Maui Humane Society
  • Maui Marathon
  • Maui Memorial Medical Center
  • Maui Preparatory Academy
  • Maui Recycling Group
  • Maui Tomorrow
  • Maui United Way
  • Maui Visitors Bureau
  • Maui Youth & Family Services
  • Montessori School of Maui
  • Na lei kaumaka o uka
  • Napili Canoe Club
  • Pa‘ia Youth and Cultural Center
  • Princess Nahienaena Elementary School
  • Punana Leo O Lahaina
  • Rotary Club
  • Sacred Hearts School—Lahaina
  • Seabury Hall
  • Soroptimists of Maui
  • Special Olympics Maui
  • St Anthony's School
  • Valley Isle Roadrunners
  • Waipuna Chapel
  • Women Helping Women