When sailing in the Indonesian seas one invariably meets one of these majestic traditional Pinisi that have for centuries plied these waters journeying as far away as Malacca, Burma, Vietnam and Australia.

Used both as transport and as cargo vessels, the craft we are calling 'Pinisi' (variously spelt Pinissi, Pinisiq, or Phinisi) have traditionally been built on the beach, where the logs have come from the forests of Sulawesi (Celebes) and Kalimantan (Borneo). Nowadays, the Pinisi are refitted to serve as unique traditional liveaboards to explore the Komodo National Park & beyond...

When sailing in the Indonesian seas one invariably meets one of these majestic traditional Pinisi that have for centuries plied these waters journeying as far away as Malacca, Burma, Vietnam and Australia.

Used both as transport and as cargo vessels, the craft we are calling 'Pinisi' (variously spelt Pinissi, Pinisiq, or Phinisi) have traditionally been built on the beach, where the logs have come from the forests of Sulawesi (Celebes) and Kalimantan (Borneo). Nowadays, the Pinisi are refitted to serve as unique traditional liveaboards to explore the Komodo National Park & beyond...