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Komodo National Park Cruise

Komodo National Park Cruise

This was a family orientated trip mixed with activities for adults and children. Everyday we set up camp on private beaches to paddle board, kayak and snorkel from. Throughout the trip we were blessed with extraordinary sunsets with Mount Sangeang...

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One Week Charter in Raja Ampat

One Week Charter in Raja Ampat

Wow, what a cruise this was! The guests really made it a special trip for themselves and the crew. It was their first visit to South East Asia and Indonesia so it was surprise after surprise for them. Pictured is a music and dance greeting from one of the...

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Maiden Luxury Cruise in Raja Ampat Indonesia

Maiden Luxury Cruise in Raja Ampat Indonesia

SY Lamima completed its first trip with guests over the turn of the New Year with a 10 day cruise around Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. The trip was a mix of diving and snorkelling with visits to secluded beaches. While the guys surrounded themselves...

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Lamima’s sojourn in Thailand

Lamima’s sojourn in Thailand

“Sawadee kap” – the warm words of welcome on Dominique’s arrival in Thailand were a relief to his ears. Despite his disappointment at the lack of available facilities for fitting out Lamima in Java he knew that, at last, the trials and tribulations were at...

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Launching from the beach

Launching from the beach

For the Konjo people (who have a strong animistic belief in spirits and life forces) an object as essential as a boat, or prahu, has its own life spirit. Consequently, its future safety, as well as the health and prosperity of those associated with it, can...

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My visit to Bira (2)

My visit to Bira (2)

Poised on a cliff, our accommodation was in harmony with the purpose of our visit: the architect has designed it to resemble a phinisi! From our room we could hear the small fishing boats leaving as early as 4am but it wasn’t until 6am that I rose to view...

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My visit to Bira (1)

My visit to Bira (1)

 In the course of 2012, Dominique visited Bira frequently and had watched with fascination as Lamima took shape. Like him, I have lived her, breathed her, monitored every inch of her progress since her inception but, due to the demands of other aspects of...

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Boat Building on the Beach

Boat Building on the Beach

It all started on a beach in Bira, Sulawesi...On the beach at Bira, in the regency dubbed ‘butta panrita lopi’ (shipbuilders’ kampong), Lamima is emerging in the age-old way of the Bugis boat-builders, skin first!Instead of first lofting frames and fitting...

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