After a long
correspondence with various architects and comparing the pros and
the cons, my choice fell on a copy of an ancient Schooner, for
smooth sailing and with a lot of comfort.
The definitive architect became, of course, nobody else than Dick
Zaal from Hoorn.
Rigging and sailing plan: Peter Bosgraaf (formerly working with of
Gerard Dijkstra), who had won his spurs earlier at the sailing plans
etc. of classic ships.
Styling in/out: Niels van Oostenbrugge, a young, enthusiastic
Builder: Thedjo& Frenty-Kusumo,Frenty Kusomo (studied ship-building
Location building the hull: Kalimantan.
Location finishing; Bali, approx. 350 miles SSO of Kalimantan.
Management: Leo van Oostenbrugge.
Financial Manager: Oka S. Pidada, Accountant.
Management rigging: Dick van Amerongen.
Support by the University of Bali: charts and use of facilities.
Shipís name: Mutiara Laut (Pearl of the Sea).
Deck-length : 39.60 m. Water-line : 35 m. Width : 9.40 m. Draught :
Engine: Yanmar 6AYM-ETE with twin-disc clutch 610kw/2150 rpm.
On board there will be thwo generators, a water-maker with a
capacity of 350 liters per hour
and an Air conditioner of ca. 160.000btu, Furono navigation
equipment and direct mail communication at sea.
Two tenders and a complete diving outfit.
Twelve staff members, seven very luxurious guest cabins, including a
cabin on deck in the event of an investor wanting to join a cruise.
Start of building the casco: February 2008 in Kalimantan. Bringing
the Casco to Bali: end 2008/beginning 2009. Finishing interior etc.
First trial trips and publicity voyages: end of 2009.
Fully operational: March 2010.
We are convinced that it will become one of the most beautiful
sailing ships of Asia.
It will specialize in exceptional trips to Papua (Irian Jaya), the
Banda Islands and the Malukuís.
Complete diving equipment is on board for the aficionados of the
splendid underwater world.
The building story of
the "Mutuari Laut":