Our Ships

When you ask the inhabitants of the many islands across eastern Indonesian about the sailing ships that glide to their shores, two names come immediately to their lips: “Ombak Putih and Katharina”, their graceful beauty and colourful, billowing sails making them instantly recognizable to all. These are our traditional pinisi-style schooners, built in Kalimantan, and more than any other of the ‘Bugis Schooners’ that sail these waters, they are familiar sight right across the archipelago; from Bali to Papua, and from Sulawesi to Savu.