Several months ago, I read a cool story called Deja Blue in Blue Hawaii on the recently redesigned Sunsation Powerboats‘ website. The story was about a husband and wife—both officers in the U.S. Army—who received orders to station in Hawaii. Doesn’t sound half bad until you consider that Greg and Susan Dutka were avid boaters who shuddered at the thought of leaving Deja Blue, their prized 32 Dominator SS, behind in Texas.
Whether it’s in a center console or a sportboat, many Sunsation customers embrace the lifestyle to the fullest. Photo by Celeste Segredo
After being unable to envision life without their boat, the Dutkas decided to face the challenges of shipping the 2006 model, storing the trailered boat on the island and finding someone on Oahu to service the 32-footer and its twin MerCruiser 496 Mag HO engines.
With a full summer living the island lifestyle, which included running the Leeward Coast from Waikiki to Ko Olina Resort, lounging at the sandbar in Kaneohe Bay or spying dolphins, whales and turtles from their sportboat, the couple realized they made the right choice by bringing Deja Blue to Hawaii.