After a long correspondence with various architects and comparing the pros and the
my choice fell on a copy of an ancient Schooner, for smooth sailing and with a lot
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 designer
Builder: Thedjo& Frenty-Kusumo,Frenty Kusomo (studied ship-building in America).
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 : 3.10 m.
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. in Bali.
First trial trips and publicity voyages: end of 2009.
Fully operational: March
We are convinced that it will become one of the most beautiful sailing ships of
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