DJI Mavic, Air and Mini Drones
Friendly, Helpful & Knowledgeable Community
Join Us Now

3 Sailing Through History: Discovering Indonesia's Iconic Pinisi Boat

Vernon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2017
Messages
246
Reactions
484
Age
49
Indonesia has a very long history when it comes to ocean travel. They've sailed far and wide for centuries now, fishing, trading and transporting goods. Sailing around Indonesia its hard to not notice the majestic looking Phinisi sailing ship, sometimes in a foggy anchorage you can imagine ancient times in these parts. The long beach at Tana Beru is where these wooden ships have been built since the 14th century and still to this day 40-50 are under construction at any one time.
We spent a week anchored just offshore and I spent many hours wandering around the different sites, observing, asking questions and filming the work being done.
The boats are built largely without plans, the knowledge being passed down from generation to generation. Some electric tools are used but the vast majority of the work is done manually. Incredible to witness these men going about their daily work.
I absolutely loved our time spent in Beru
We hope youll enjoy this video guys.

To view this content we will need your consent to set third party cookies.
For more detailed information, see our cookies page.
 
Another great video Vernon. I see you haven't hung up your sails yet. Truth is, I kinda hope you don't.
 
  • Like
Reactions: sarahb

DJI Drone Deals

New Threads

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
132,566
Messages
1,574,845
Members
161,282
Latest member
caguilart