|The Ombak Putih is a mix of traditional and modern design. Her hull and rigging are traditional, while the deck house and interior are custom designed to fit our needs for a spacious, open and comfortable vessel.
There are a few important design principles that where taken into account. First, traditional measures decided the dimensions of the ship. The Buginese are known for their skills in shipbuilding but it's still amazing that this huge structure (36m length, a beam of 10m and a draft of 4,5M) was made without any drawing, fully relying on the craftsmanship of its builders. A Dutch naval architect was hired to design the interior and deck house and to recalculate all dimensions.