Sunday, February 22, 2009

Boat Traditional Craftsmanship: Custom Made Wooden Yachts

Terengganu's reputation in the boat-making industry is well-known. It is one of the finest in the world. Traditional boatbuilding is still thriving on the Duyung Island, as Tuan Haji Abdullah and his highly skilled craftsmen continue to build these sturdy, seaworthy boats for the Marang fishing fleet.

The workshop in Duyung Island owned by Haji Abdullah
Amazingly, the boats are built entirely from memory, without the use of plans. Abdullah bin Muda's family has been building ships by hand for generations. He specialises in boats made of cengal timber, a local hardwood that can literally weather any storm.

The yacht making in progress
Not only is he well known in Malaysia, Haji Abdullah even has orders from foreign sailing enthusiasts who have heard about his skills within the international sailing community. His customers come from Alaska, Algeria, New Zealand and England.

Product Offered:
Terengganu Traditional Boat (e.g: Perahu Kolek and Perahu Payang)

Contact Details:
Tuan Haji Abdullah bin Muda
Custom Made Wooden Yachts
International Shipyard
East Coast, Peninsula Malaysia
3592 Duyung Besar
20100 Kuala Terengganu
Tel: 019 9369500
Wan Rohanizan Wan Muda
Practical Trainee
MATRADE Wilayah Timur

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