Inscribed on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2017, Phinisi boat building is the traditional boat building process in Sulawesi
Phinisi traditional boat building stands as a captivating testament to Indonesia’s rich maritime heritage. It is particularly rooted in the Indonesian boat building in Sulawesi. The term “Phinisi” originates from the Bugis-Makassar language and refers to a distinct style of sailing vessel characterized by its towering masts and intricate rigging. What sets Phinisi boat building apart is the meticulous craftsmanship that combines age-old techniques with a profound understanding of the seas. Traditionally constructed without the use of blueprints, Phinisi boats are born from the skillful hands of master shipwrights who pass down their knowledge through generations. On top of that, the vessels are typically built from locally sourced hardwoods, and the construction process involves an intimate connection with nature and the elements.
Today, Phinisi boats, with their elegant lines and distinctive silhouette, continue to grace the Indonesian waters. As Pacific High Cruises pays homage to this ancient craft in the construction of yachts like Senja, Dewata and Nataraja, the legacy of Phinisi boat building continues to thrive, contributing to the allure of Indonesian maritime culture.
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Yann Martinie de Maisonneuve and his team of skilled carpenters have built five Phinisi ketches since 2009 and are renowned for their expertise in Phinisi boat building at the shipyard in Bira, Sulawesi. With a passion for preserving traditional maritime craftsmanship, they have become leaders in the art of constructing these iconic Indonesian vessels. The shipyard in Bira serves as a hub of creativity and precision. Each craftsman’s dedication and attention to detail contribute to the creation of seaworthy masterpieces that not only reflect the rich maritime heritage of the region but also meet modern standards of quality and functionality.
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Teak wood, known for its durability and rich aesthetics, plays a pivotal role in crafting Pacific High yachts. Selected for its resilience against the harsh marine environment, teak ensures these boats withstand the challenges of the open seas while embodying timeless elegance. The meticulous detailing of the design showcases a harmonious blend of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary ingenuity. Each curve and contour reflects a seamless fusion of artistry and functionality, creating vessels that are not only seaworthy but also a testament to the mastery of naval architecture.
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