Geordie began his trip onboard LAMIMA, a traditional Phinisi yacht with an extraordinary story.
“What really struck me was the history behind this extraordinary Phinisi yacht. LAMIMA was built over a period of 9 months using traditional Indonesian techniques that was launched with a ceremony and involved transporting the boat to water over a 2-month period on wooden rollers. It is remarkable to have the opportunity to stay onboard a modern-day yacht that was created with such incredible technique, rich in culture and history.”
The Phinisi yacht is a symbol of Indonesia’s seafaring heritage and has been sailing the Southeast Asian archipelago since the 14th century. The traditional methods still used in building Indonesian boats today bring Phinisi sailing to the forefront of sustainability, marking LAMIMA out as we look to Indonesia as a great upcoming yachting destination. This is made even more special by the fact only Phinisi yachts can be chartered in Indonesian waters.