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Wooden Vessel Assessment for Conversion Project

November 22nd, 2011 - by Nino Krisnan

The Blue Archipelago Yachts (BAYachts) team, consists of Rosyid (boat system specialist), Roy Sitinjak (naval architect and construction team), and Resandi (boat designer), was asked by a client to assess a wooden boat that once was a cargo vessel for frozen fish regarding to his plan to convert the boat into a surf charter boat to operate in Western Sumatran waters.

We were there,  on 14–18 November 2011, at Paotere harbour in Makassar, South Sulawesi to see the existing boat condition (construction, machinery and equipments) and technically assessed them and put the information as the key factor for the conversion planning.  The conversion work itself would consist of rearranging the whole superstructure and vessel layout (the general arrangement) to fulfill the surf charter intend of use.

Based on the vessel assessment results, we would be able to see the available options in matching the requirements and realistic conversion possibilities in order to create a reliable and dependable surf charter boat.

Seminar : Actions Towards the Vision of the Indonesian Boat and Yacht Industries

November 14th, 2011 - by Nino Krisnan

In commemoration of the 10 years of the Naval Architecture program of the University of Indonesia (Teknik Perkapalan UI), a seminar with the topic of “The Prospects and Opportunities in Indonesia as a Maritime Country” was held at the UI campus on 22 October 2011.  The seminar was held by the Naval Architecture program students and Kakanoo Marine CEO was invited as a boat and yacht industry practitioner in supporting the marine tourism.

Kakanoo Marine used this opportunity to give a presentation with the title of “Actions Towards the Vision of the Indonesian Boat and Yacht Industries” to share ideas of visionary actions with the audience that consisted of students (from university and high school), industry representatives, lecturers (interfaculty), maritime enthusiasts, etc.

The needs for boats and yachts in Indonesia are there, and they are to support the following national and regional maritime activities:

  • Transportation and logistic
  • Survey and exploration
  • Exploitation/utilization
  • Conservation
  • Health, safety & security


This was a good opportunity to gain awareness from the promising future of the boat and yacht industry potential and development in Indonesia. This would be achieved through visionary and bold coordinated actions among stakeholders.

The 38m Phinisi Yacht Keel Laying Ceremony

November 14th, 2011 - by Nino Krisnan

On the good day of 9 November 2011, a momentous event took place in Sangkulirang, East Kalimantan.  It is the tradition of the Bugis Konjo builders to cherish the nascent ship and celebrate its building process by conducting the keel laying ceremony for every phinisi they build, including our baby, the 38 m Bugis traditional phinisi yacht. The ceremony was a party for everyone: owner, master builder, the builders and their families, and the BAYachts team. We had great fun and brought home a memorable experience.

The ceremony was held after all the dimensions and measurement final check was completed, prior to the erection of the stem and horn timber. Precision has always been one of Haji Abdul Wahab’s (the master builder) and the BAYachts’s main considerations.

Although there is much to be done, it was good to see that the first step of the construction went well.