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The Surf Charter Boat Conversion Project Update, March 2012

March 16th, 2012 - by Nino Krisnan

Continuing the story of ‘Wooden Vessel Assessment for Surf Charter Boat Conversion Project‘ and also the January 2012 update, as written in the News page in Blue Archipelago Yachts website before, we would like to share what we have achieved so far. The final lay out and exterior styling have been generated by combining the operation requirements and latest boat dimensions based on latest measurement.

Resandi Sasmita from BAYachts team went to Padang, West Sumatra, to visit the boat which the original superstructure, bulkheads, lower deck construction had been taken apart. It left him a bare hull to be measured more accurately after which the lay out and exterior styling readjustment started from there.


After this conversion project is completed, the surf charter boat will look like the above 3D illustration. The 3D drawings were provided to manage our expectation of the shape of the boat and also help us to understand more about the proportion of the design.

Kakanoo Marine’s Blue Archipelago Yachts at Booth A23, DEEP Indonesia 2012, Jakarta, 29 March – 1 April 2012

March 15th, 2012 - by Nino Krisnan


Kakanoo Marine’s yacht branding, the Blue Archipelago Yachts (BAYachts), will have a booth at Booth A23,  DEEP Indonesia 2012, Assembly Hall, Jakarta Convention Center, 29 March 1 April 2012.

We will present our team, existing projects, opportunities, and many more. We are happy to greet and welcome you at our booth to get to know each other and have some discussion.

The 38 meter Phinisi Yacht Construction Update, February 2012

March 15th, 2012 - by Nino Krisnan

As per February 2012, the 31 planks of 36 hull planking at each side have been put in place.  The 38 m Bugis traditional phinisi yacht project keeps progressing.  Simultaneously with the hull construction progress, we have done other preparation and work execution in the engineering and procurement side to make sure that the vessel systems that have been designed will work, be procured as the required specifications, and later be installed correctly.

So far, this collaboration between the experienced Bugis traditional phinisi wooden boat builder and Blue Archipelago Yachts (BAYachts) team has brought us some great results and we are looking forward to having more until the end of the project.

The 38 meter Phinisi Yacht Construction Update, December 2011

December 13th, 2011 - by Nino Krisnan

This is about sharing the pleasure in seeing what our Blue Archipelago Yachts (BAYachts) team has achieved up to 12 December 2011 for the BAYachts’s 38 m Bugis traditional phinisi yacht project.

Time flies when you are having fun, that what people say. But for us, time flies even faster when we are really enjoying what we are doing.  Since the keel laying ceremony that took place on 09 December 2011, our baby 38 m Bugis traditional phinisi yacht has grown quite noticeably and as per 12 December 2011, the hull planks are up as much as 11 planks from the keel up at each starboard and port side.

In this typical traditional Indonesian Bugis phinisi construction the method that is used, by the extraordinary talented Bugis wooden boat craftmen, is the hull plank set up first and followed by the frames later. To get the plank integrity while waiting for the frames to put in places, each plank side is connected to each other by wooden pegs as well as hot dipped galvanized steel bars. The use of the temporary mould frames is to give the hull shape accuracy to achieve the shape that has been designed by the naval architect. Installation of some of the solid wooden floors at each mould frame would give more hull shape integrity while the rest of the planks are keep going up following the mould frame shape guidance.

We are really blessed and grateful to be able to witness and be part of this traditional Bugis phinisi construction, built by the traditional Bugis-Konjo wooden boat craftmen in this 21st century. We will keep sharing our excitement and more news will be coming as our baby grows more and more each month until her launching day.

Kakanoo Marine and Marine Solutions Alliance in 2011

October 17th, 2011 - by Nino Krisnan

The Indonesia Maritime Expo 2011 is over and Marine Solutions Alliance (MSA) booth, a Kakanoo Marine’s invention,  has passed its first test and trial. Our participation in the MSA has shown us how synergy between marine industry stakeholders could bring us many advantages. Many booth visitors found their answer at the MSA booth as their needs can be covered by more than one MSA booth exhibitors and our MSA booth exhibitors had their expectations met.

One incisive example was that several booth visitors (the project owners) came in with a set of requirements for a marine vessel design, in need of  an engineering consultant and a shipyard to build the vessel. In MSAbooth, they were able to meet both service provider and to sit with them to discuss the possibilities to execute their projects. Some of the discussion results led to opportunities of real projects that we are currently following up

The other example is that one prominent tourism businessman in Indonesia was interested in our concept of BAYachts’s Archipelago Explorer 37 yacht design concept of a dive and/or cruise vessel that  is designed to serve Indonesia’s magnificent waters. He showed us how our vessel idea can be combined and can complement his tourism network system to attract his company’s existing market share of Indonesian tourism.

Another person visited us and was interested in developing a marina; he had a clear concept and wanted to explore opportunities and see whether it was possible that our clients’ charter type of boats and yachts could be blended into his marina plan. We will continue this discussion to keep ourselves open to further collaboration opportunities.


Those are some examples on how MSA missions have started to be accomplished in our initial stage and we just need to keep improving the MSA brand concept into more implementable marketing, promotional and communication vehicle. We are going to keep developing the MSA website and creating a more events that are inline with MSA‘s missions.

Hope to see you all at MSA’s future events; just keep monitoring our MSA website and keep it on your radar.


Kakanoo Marine Team



Discussion Forum (Results): The Future of Boat and Yacht Industry in Indonesia

October 16th, 2011 - by Nino Krisnan

Kakanoo Marine participated as exhibitor in the Marine Solutions Alliance booth at the Indonesia Maritime Expo 2011, 13-15 October 2011, at the Jakarta Convention Center. Thanks to our co-exhibitors, the Boat Indonesia (Indonesian boat community), BAYachts and Kakanoo Marine team were given the opportunity to present a topic of “The Future of Boat and Yacht Industry in Indonesia” on Saturday, 15 October 2011 in the expo’s discussion forum.

Kakanoo Marine CEO presented the topic and had a great time hosting a very good interactive discussion forum, which was attended by local and international audiences. We believe that we and most of the participants had optimistically concluded that there is a bright future for the boat and yacht industries in Indonesia, considering that Indonesia (the largest archipelago in the world, covers around half of the coral triangle, is home to hundreds of different cultures, 95.181 km of tropical coastline, among many things) is one of the world’s greatest playground for boats and yachts. However, we need to keep working on our homework, in keeping with the Indonesian boat and yacht vision. The identified key issues as the homework were:

  • Information Management (source, distribution and access)
  • Business Environment Management  (marketing and promotion, fiscal & monetary regulation, logistic, infrastructure, etc.)
  • Operation Environment Management  (seamanship, seaworthiness, security, SAR, etc.)
  • Environment Management  (pollution, fuel efficiency, waste management, etc.)
  • Industry Environment Empowerment (technology, knowledge, professionalism, synergy, benchmarking, etc.)

BAYachts and Kakanoo Marine,together with our boat and maritime community (Boat Indonesia and Indonesia Maritime Club) and also other stakeholders, keep on working-hard and smart-in order to turn the vision into reality.

Kakanoo Marine Team