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Modern Reproduction Traditional Junk Schooner



Listing ID:
4125

Description:Modern Reproduction Traditional Junk Schooner
Date Launched:2007
Length:97ft
Beam:19ft
Draft:10ft
Displacement:70 tonnes
Location:Langkawi, Malaysia
Broker:Peter Cookson or Giuseppe Filippino
Price:299,000 Euro
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Designer: Traditional Malay
Builder: Duyong - Malaysia
Type: Pinas
Year of Launch: 2007
LOD - LOA: 72ft - 95ft
Beam: 19ft
Draft aft: 10ft
Draft bow: 6ft 
Rig: Junk Schooner
Sail Area: 300m2
Hull: 1 1/2 inch Chengal on 3 and 4 inch Chengal
Displacement: 70 tons
Deck: 1 1/2 inch Chengal, Silicon Bronze fastened. Fibreglass coating (Epoxy): Two coats of double bias 400 GSM - matting, Burmese Teak
Fasteners: all through hull fasteners: Silicon bronze screw & bolt nuts all non-through hull fasteners (hull): high tensile steel galvanized (made in Germany, DIN ST52). 
All Interior carpentry works: Silicon bronze & stainless steel screws
Ballast: External 10 t of lead, bronze fastened to keelson through keel and floors, 2t lead ingots interior
Wheel Steering: mechanical, cable on quadrant
Engine: Volvo TAMD 60 A, 200 HP
Speed under power: Max 8 knots
Fuel Capacity: 3500 liter in 5 GFK tanks
Water Capacity: 5000 liter in 2 stainless steel tanks
Spars: 2 masts: Solid timber, 2 gaff sail booms: wood, hollow construction, 1 bowsprit: solid timber
Electric System: 12V, Solar panels 1300 W, 34 x 40 W, mono crystal
Batteries: 1800 AH; 18 x 600 AH 2V Gel-deep cycle
Inverter: Mastervolt Mass combi, 12/2500 - 100/230 V
Anchor: 2x 150kg ships anchors, mild steel, 2x 100m chain, 16mm galvanized
 
Accommodation
Double bed cabin: 4 with en suite bathroom
Crew Accommodation: 3 single berth with bathroom
Cupboards in cabin: Yes
Desks in cabin: Yes
Drawers in cabin: Yes
 
Navigation Equipment
GPS: Furuno GP-32, Garmin GPS 60
VHF: Icom IC-M304, IC-M34
Echo Sounder: Furuno LS-4100
 
Notes from the owner
“Our Malay "Perahu Besar" (big boat) is one of a kind in South East Asia!
1979 I came to Pulau Duyong (island Duyong) from Germany and asked the local craftsmen to build me a BEDAR, the original Naga Pelangi.
As the first indigineous Malay junk to finish a circumnavigation, this bedar had proven the seaworthiness of the traditional Malay design when we anchored again in the estuary of the Terengganu river in 1997.
The art of assembling wooden boats, this great maritime heritage of the Malays seemed on the brink of loss then: Of the more than 30 yards thriving in 1979, only a few had survived by 1998.
I sold my first boat and decided to build the new Naga Pelangi in an effort to revive and perpetuate the tradition.
 
We combined the looks of old with the basic luxury of today for you to enjoy your time on this painstakingly hand-crafted vessel. Sit back and relish the amazing scenic beauty of South East Asia while we gently glide over the water to exotic destinations.
Enjoy the privacy of a customised cruise while captain and crew cater to your wants and needs. A wide range of destinations from the Andaman to the South China sea, from Thailand to Borneo is available. Do you have a special occasion to celebrate such as honeymoon, anniversary or other memorable event?
Whether you prefer adventurous sailing, sightseeing of historic seaports, meeting exotic cultures or choose to lay back on pristine beaches, diving and snorcheling in secluded bays of remote islands, we will use our experience and knowledge to meet your expectations and make it all happen.
 
The Birth Of A Legend
The Naga Pelangi is the first of the legendary "perahu besar" (big boat) of the pinas-type built in decades.
 
She is a new boat in the tradition of the Malay wooden boat building which is thousands of years old:
The ancestors of the Malays, the Proto-Malays, were sailing people. Sailing they colonised the archipelagos and islands up to Polynesia and Madagascar since 2500 BC. For each purpose, for trading, fishing or piracy, they developed a design.
 
When Malacca became the center of the spice trade, the Malay Peninsula turned into a melting pot of the seafaring civilisations: 
Indians, Cinese, Arabs and finally the Europeans arrived in their distinctive craft, inspiring the Malay boatbuilding.
Generations of seafaring, boat building Malays in their desire for the ever faster and more manoeuverable vessel combined the positive elements and one result of this cultural interchange is our junk hybrid: the Terengganu junk schooner of the pinas-type.
Body, jib and bowsprit of the pinas are of western origin, the two fully battened lug sails are Chinese. The peculiar building technique is indigenous to the Malay cultural shpere.
The focus of the Malay wooden boat building is the island of Duyong in the estuary of the Terengganu river on the east coast of the Malay peninsula. Since the last sailing freighters of this type were decommissioned in the 1980s, the art of building them is on the brink of extinction.
 
As the epitome of the maritime culture of the Malays, the Naga Pelangi wishes to inspire the continuation of this heritage.
 
The Spice Route
When pepper was worth its weight in gold, when nutmeg, clove and vanilla were scarce and dear and the merchants were growing ever richer, the Europeans set forth to break the monopoly of the spice trade.
 
The Spanish and the Portugese ventured to search the land where the spices came from and Cristoforo Colombo found the American continent and Alfonso de Albuquerque found Malacca, then the worlds biggest port and the hub of the spice route.
The European longing for the spices was at the root of the endeavours that are remembered as the age of discoveries.
 
The memories still evoke romantic phantasies of expeditions to remote lands, of ships with towering sails, of epic battles, mysterious cultures, of princes and princesses with treasures beyond believe and of perilous adventures beyond imagination.
Finally the Moluccas were found, the Spice Islands, from where the seafarers of the Malay archipelago brought pepper, clove and nutmeg to Malacca.
Chinese junks and Arab and Indian dows loaded up there to bring the precious cargo home, sailing the spice route east and west. After the European quest was finally successful, a new spice route was created, supplying Europe directly via Cape Hope.
The junk rigged Malay pinas Naga Pelangi sails the routes of the spice traders of old, visits historic ports and invites you to join her and try to catch a glimpse of the bygone days of sailing glory.
 
The Malay Boat Building Technique
The Malays use a wood called Chengal to craft their boats in a scarce technique which is singular in boat building: They build without plans, hull first, frames to be inserted afterwards. The planks are fire bent and joined edge on edge (carvel) using "basok" (wooden dowels) made from Penaga-ironwood (Musea ferrea), creating a boat as if it were made in one casting.
 
There is no caulking hammered into a groove between the planks: Before the new plank is fitted, a strip of "kulit gelam" (Malay: paperbarks skin) of a Maleleuka species is placed over the dowels. 
 
This 1 – 2 mm gasket of a natural material has remarkable sealing properties, swelling upon contact with water and keeping the boats dry for years to come.
 
This is an ancient, archaic building technique, the origins of which might date back to the Proto-Malay migrations that colonised South East Asia and the Pacific islands thousands of years ago.
 
Today, one can still observe this method of boat building in some places of Indonesia and in the Terengganu area of peninsular Malaysia.
 
Naga Pelangi - The Name
Nāga is a Sanskrit word and means snake. It depicts a mythical snake like creature in the Mahābhārata. For lack of another word, modern Malay uses this Sanskrit word to denominate the Chinese symbol of the dragon.
Pelangi is a Malay word and means rainbow. Therefore in todays Malaysia, Naga Pelangi means Rainbow Dragon. But the name has a deeper meaning, considering the significance of the word Nāga in the olden days.
All over South East Asia, in Burmese, Thai, Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer and pre-islamic Malay culture we find the Nāga, a mythical creature, half snake, half dragon in various forms.
For the pre-islamic Malays the Nāga was a deity living in the sea and was held in great esteem by the seafarers.

Sacrifices were offered to her for an auspicious journey.

The figurehead of their craft was frequently a carved Nāga.
The detailed carving was reduced to a stylised carving in Islamic times, due to the strict picture ban of this religion, The figurehead of a Malay Pinas is called “gobel” and one may guess the old Nāga still shining through.
 
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