After our disappointment of Mandvi, Finally, This is our efforts rewarded in our quest for shipyards ! On the beach of Tanah Beru, follow the construction sites of Pinisi. The Pinisi is a traditional sailboat 2 mats, wood, the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.
The vision of all these ships prows (more than 40), makeshift shelters as, is quite impressive : fishing boats, cargo ships, Sailboats… Many French come here build their boats charters (luxury boats rented weekly with crew for cruises-dives in tropical seas) or ensure the maintenance of these. The construction of a sailboat 25 m fully equipped wooden costs between 300 000 € and 500 000 €.
These Pinisi have a specificity in the hull construction technique : Here the planking (boards) do not rely on frames (skeleton of the hull) but are pegged to each other prior to the installation of frames. Artisans have great expertise, no need computer or plan during construction.
The Woods come mostly from Borneo, What is not without problems of supply due to the size and the quantities required (There may be months of waiting).
We spent a few hours on a small site with a fishing boat (3 people for 3 months of work), We let you discover it in pictures :