Tiger Blue-The Whole Story
~ 22 Apr 2008 (1857 days ago)
Tiger Blue our wonderful, traditional phinisi schooner, offers comfort, style and fun! Built by the renowned Haji Abdullah, master boat-builder, in Tanaberuh, near Bira, on the southern end of Sulawesi, Tiger Blue encompasses the age old tradition of phinisi boat-building without sacrificing any modern comforts. She is 112ft/34m long with a deck width(beam) of 25ft/7.6m.
Tiger Blue has completed sea trials and her maiden voyage. All the pictures you see of her here were taken on the very recent maiden voyage on April 6th from Bira to Makassar, as she makes her way to Makassar Harbour for all her finishing works. She is currently ready to be totally complete by mid June. We are happy to report that she sailed beautifully with Wouter, all ... more