The next wave of the Halki-Halki, the most popular sightseeing boat in Helsinki, is underway.
Built in the late 1990s and named the Kontrolli, it’s the latest iteration of the brand and has been in service for about 20 years.
Halkis newest model, the Jukka, is a 10-meter (33-foot) tall (36-foot), 300-ton (1,700-pound) tourist vessel that features a massive stainless steel hull with a circular skid plate for added stability.
While the Koni has only been in operation for about a year, the new boat’s new owner, the Finnish state-owned Finnish Cruise Lines (Kli), is already working on new models with more cargo space, such as the Jokka and Kontrolleri.
The Jokja is designed to sail in tandem with other Halkihas and can hold up to 400 passengers.
Its deck, which is divided into three main sections, has a total length of 20 meters (68 feet), including a boat deck.
A large deck with a view is the primary focus of the Jokaas design, and the main deck, including the cargo area, has room for a boat ramp, which the boat can use to travel from shore to shore.
The design of the new Kontroli is also more streamlined, and its cargo space is reduced from 200 cubic meters (1.1 metric tons) to 70 cubic meters.
Like the Kini, the Konteks cargo area also has room to house four people.
The Kontrollers Jokkas and Konslots Jokks are the only passenger boats in operation, though Halkii also has an electric ferry service, Halkijas.
The electric ferry, which was launched in 2016, is one of several options for tourists to get around the island of Halkio by foot, bike, or air.
The company was founded by Finnish architect and builder Håkan Hellström in 2014, and currently operates two passenger ferries.
The ferry company also owns several ferries, and is currently considering expanding into boats for other international markets.
“I think the main difference between our ferry services and those of our competitors is that we have a very different concept and approach,” said Halkoni’s owner, Risike Ahtiainen.
“We are not trying to reinvent the wheel.”
The Koni is one vessel of a growing number of tourist-carrying vessels that are built to take tourists across the island.
Other companies such as Tappu, which operates a boat called the Härpää, have also expanded their fleets in recent years.
For Halkini, which has been operating since 1996, the idea of expanding its fleet to more destinations has been an immediate benefit.
“In the last decade, our fleet of boats has grown by about 100 per cent,” Ahtiiainen said.
“Our fleet of Häraks, which were originally built for tourists, is now used by more than 2,000 tourists a day in Finland.
It’s an enormous success story.”
The new boats are also a sign of the rising popularity of Hali’s flagship, the Haki, the boat that launched the brand in 2003.
The Haki is a 5-meter, 300-foot (136-foot-) long vessel with a distinctive yellow hull, and can carry up to 300 passengers.
The new Jokkas and Koni will be Halis main vessels.
With a total capacity of 4,500 passengers and a capacity for 3,000 to 4,000 people, the brand has a tonnage of more than 3,400,000 cubic meters and is on pace to overtake Hali as the world’s most popular tourist boat.
“Hali is a brand that has been around for a long time,” said Jukko Häkänen, executive vice president of the Finnish Tourist Boat Association (ETSA).
“It’s a very successful brand that’s enjoyed its fair share of popularity, and it is important for us to keep up the momentum.
It has become a very big player and we want to make sure that we keep up that momentum.”
Ahtiaen says that Halkari will continue to expand the Hali brand into other markets as well.
“It is a very strong brand that is really popular and it has had a good start in Finland, so it is something we want our customers to be proud of,” he said.
The latest wave of Hallei’s vessels is expected to be ready by the end of the year.
Halleinen says Halkili will continue its current tours in Finland for the foreseeable future.
“The number of visitors to our island and the number of tourists who come to