With its long, elegant bow, towering twin masts, streamlined wooden hull and billowing seven sails, the traditional Indonesian sailing boat known as a phinisi evokes a bygone era. Still built by hand in...

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When sailing in the Indonesian seas one invariably meets one of these majestic traditional schooners at full sail. These are the Bugis pinisi, – or sometimes written phinisi – that have for centuries...

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Phinisi boats – a masterpiece of traditional Bugis-Makassar design – are exceptionally strong, and are famous for their ability to break through high waves and sail vast distances. The wooden boats have sailed...

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Phinisi Boat BuildingLocated at the most southern tip of South Sulawesi’s peninsula, 153 kilometers south of Makassar, lies the district of Bulukumba , holding hidden marvels in its pristine beaches, underwater gardens, and  ...

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The Bugis Phinisi Schooner When sailing in the Indonesian seas one invariably meets one of these majestic traditional schooners at full sail. These are the Bugis pinisi, – or sometimes written phinisi –...

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By Horst Liebner* Since the earliest times of human settlement of Indonesia, her seas have been the natural lanes of migration, communication and commerce. Not surprisingly, today’s inhabitants of the Archipelago inherit the...

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The Phinisi Spirit The highly valued spices, and the fabled spice route itself, actually originated on the islands of the Malay Archipelago, later known as the “East Indies” or spice islands. Spices from...

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Pinisi, The Toughest Ship from Indonesia The pinisi is a traditional Indonesian two masted sailing ship. It was mainly built by the Konjo of South Sulawesi but was and is largely used by...

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The pinisi is a traditional Indonesian two masted sailing ship. It was mainly built by the Konjo of South Sulawesi but was and is largely used by the Bugis and Makassar. General description...

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Bulukumba community has been in contact with the religious teachings of Islam since the beginning of century – 17th AD, which is expected in the year 1605 AD the Islamic religion brought by...

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Phinisi Nusantara is a traditional sailboat from Bugis, made by Bugis craftmanship. The sailboat was purposely made to participate in an international exhibition in Vancouver, Canada in 1986. In the movie Titanic described...

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No one can deny that the world’s most unique boat Phinisi this, why could that be?, For the start of the search process until the process of making wooden boats full Phinisi to...

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Ara People : The Tribe that Build Phinisi : Konjos Tribe of Bulukumba »

Ara People : The Tribe that Build Phinisi : Konjos Tribe of Bulukumba The Bugis people from the village of Ara in the region Bulukumba, often also called Ara person listed as the Bugis boat makers are skilled. They not only...

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59ft Traditional Indonesian Wooden Sailing Boat and business established for sale »

59ft Traditional Indonesian Wooden Sailing Boat and business established for sale

Zirbad was launched in South Sulawesi in April 2010. The plan and the building were supervised by...

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40 Meter Wooden Boat MV. Dragoon For Sale in Indonesia »

40 Meter Wooden Boat MV. Dragoon For Sale in Indonesia

LUXURY 40 METER MOTOR VESSEL FOR SALE : US$ 750.000 Technical specifications: - Lenght: 130ft (39m) -...

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20 Meter Phinisi Style Sailing Boat For Sale »

20 Meter Phinisi Style Sailing Boat For Sale

This is a small brand new 20 Meter Phinisi Sailing boat for sale in Indonesia, the boat...

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59ft Traditional Indonesian Wooden Sailing Boat and business established for sale »

Zirbad was launched in South Sulawesi in April 2010. The plan and the building were supervised by a French Marine Architect and a French Marine Carpenter, helped by local carpenters From our work, passion and our different knowledge, we built Zirbad on a dreaming idea. The idea was to sail all Indonesia on a light...

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59ft Traditional Indonesian Wooden Sailing Boat and business established for sale

Wera Sangiang Village – Buginese Sumbawa Phinisi Boat Builder Indonesia »

With its long, elegant bow, towering twin masts, streamlined wooden hull and billowing seven sails, the traditional Indonesian sailing boat known as a phinisi evokes a bygone era. Still built by hand in the traditional manner, these majestic sailing ships are a living spirit from the golden age of sail, which ended in the West...

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Wera Sangiang Village – Buginese Sumbawa Phinisi Boat Builder Indonesia

Tradition of Phinisi Sailing Boat in Indonesia : Most Powerful Sailing Boat »

Pinisi, The Toughest Ship from Indonesia The pinisi is a traditional Indonesian two masted sailing ship. It was mainly built by the Konjo of South Sulawesi but was and is largely used by the Bugis and Makassar. The hull of the ships looks similar to that of a dhow while the fore-and-aft rigging reminds of...

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Tradition of Phinisi Sailing Boat in Indonesia : Most Powerful Sailing Boat

Ara People : The Tribe that Build Phinisi : Konjos Tribe of Bulukumba »

The Bugis people from the village of Ara in the region Bulukumba, often also called Ara person listed as the Bugis boat makers are skilled. They not only make the boat to find fish or bernelayan needs, but also for transportation. In fact, a big boat to trade, such as the dilakoni Sawerigading yore. Because...

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Ara People : The Tribe that Build Phinisi : Konjos Tribe of Bulukumba

Our Boat Project in Labuan Lombok in Eastern Part of Lombok Island »

BOAT BUILDING PROJECT IN KAMPUNG MANDAR OF LABUAN LOMBOK IN LOMBOK ISLAND INDONESIA PHINISI NUSA TROPIKA MANUFACTURE Jl. Barakuda No 09 BTN Griya Batu Bolong Senggigi Senggigi – West Lombok NTB 83355 Indonesia Phone and Fax : 0370 692 179 / 692 225 Cell for 24 hours reservation : +62 818 057 20243 Email :...

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Our Boat Project in Labuan Lombok in Eastern Part of Lombok Island

Our Boat Project in Labuan Lombok in Eastern Part of Lombok Island »

BOAT BUILDING PROJECT IN KAMPUNG MANDAR OF LABUAN LOMBOK IN LOMBOK ISLAND INDONESIA PHINISI NUSA TROPIKA MANUFACTURE Jl. Barakuda No 09 BTN Griya Batu Bolong Senggigi Senggigi – West Lombok...

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Our Project in Lambangi Village of South Konawe in Southeast of Sulawesi Island Indonesia »

Our Project in Lambangi Village of South Konawe in Southeast of Sulawesi Island Indonesia

PROJECT IN LAMBANGI VILLAGE – KONAWE SELATAN IN  SOUTH SULAWESI FOR CARGO  BOAT. PHINISI NUSA TROPIKA MANUFACTURE Jl. Barakuda No 09 BTN...

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Our Project in Mandala Ria Beach Ara Village of Bulukumba in South Sulawesi Island »

Our Project in Mandala Ria Beach Ara Village of Bulukumba in South Sulawesi Island

PROJECT IN MANDALA RIA BEACH OF ARA VILLAGE – BULUKUMBA SOUTH SULAWESI FOR PASSENGER BOAT. PHINISI NUSA TROPIKA MANUFACTURE Jl. Barakuda No...

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Our Project in Tana Beru Village of Bulukumba in South Sulawesi Island »

Our Project in Tana Beru Village of Bulukumba in South Sulawesi Island

PROJECT IN TANA BERU – BULUKUMBA SOUTH SULAWESI FOR DIVING LIVEABOARD CRUISES PHINISI NUSA TROPIKA MANUFACTURE Jl. Barakuda No 09 BTN Griya...

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Our Boat Building Project in Sangiang Village in East of Sumbawa Island »

Our Boat Building Project in Sangiang Village in East of Sumbawa Island

PROJECT IN SANGIANG VILLAGE OF EAST SUMBAWA FOR CARGO BOAT PHINISI NUSA TROPIKA MANUFACTURE Jl. Barakuda No 09 BTN Griya Batu Bolong...

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Ara People : The Tribe that Build Phinisi : Konjos Tribe of Bulukumba »

Ara People : The Tribe that Build Phinisi : Konjos Tribe of Bulukumba

The Bugis people from the village of Ara in the region Bulukumba, often also called Ara person listed as the Bugis boat...

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Kajang Tribe : The Black Konjos in South Sulawesi of Indonesia »

Kajang Tribe : The Black Konjos in South Sulawesi of Indonesia

Kajang Tribe/Suku Kajang is one of the tribes who lived in the interior of Makassar, South Sulawesi. From generation to generation, they...

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Phinisi Nusantara : Buginese Boat Legend when to Northern America »

Phinisi Nusantara : Buginese Boat Legend when to Northern America

Phinisi Nusantara is a traditional sailboat from Bugis, made by Bugis craftmanship. The sailboat was purposely made to participate in an international...

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Unique Phinisi Indonesia Sailing Boat from South Sulawesi of Indonesia »

Unique Phinisi Indonesia Sailing Boat from South Sulawesi of Indonesia

No one can deny that the world’s most unique boat Phinisi this, why could that be?, For the start of the search...

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Mythology and Legend Boats Phinisi In Tanahberu – Bulukumba South Sulawesi »

Mythology and Legend Boats Phinisi In Tanahberu – Bulukumba South Sulawesi

One day a pilolog Bugis, Doctoral Nurhayati Rahman, opened the library closet and grabbed a book of ancient literature Bugis La Galigo....

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Phinisi Traditional Boats – Phinisi and Palari History of Buginese Konjos Tribe

Phinisi Traditional Boats – Phinisi and Palari History of Buginese Konjos Tribe »

By Horst Liebner* Since the earliest times of human settlement of Indonesia, her seas have been the natural lanes of migration, communication and commerce. Not surprisingly, today’s inhabitants of the...

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Phinisi Boat Spirit of Konjos Tribe Bulukumba of South Sulawesi Island in Indonesia

Phinisi Boat Spirit of Konjos Tribe Bulukumba of South Sulawesi Island in Indonesia »

The Phinisi Spirit The highly valued spices, and the fabled spice route itself, actually originated on the islands of the Malay Archipelago, later known as the “East Indies” or spice...

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