Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Indonesian Phinisi

There's a nice post in the latest edition of Old Salt Blog about the phinisi, a traditional sailing craft of the Bugis people of Indonesia. Scroll down the post for some links to more articles on this interesting craft, which appears to me to be related to the dhow.

Note in the photo the twin steering rudders that extend through quarter galleries, much like the steering arrangement on ancient Greek galleys.


  1. Having spent over a decade living and working in Indonesia I sailed on many Phinisi. Nice to see them here. Perhaps you can post some Jukung pics as well.

  2. Thanks Don. For a couple pictures of jukungs, scroll down to the "Labels" blox on the right side and click "jukung". You might also find some items of interest if you click the label for "Indonesia."