NA HUI HUI A MAKA LILI

NA HUI HUI A MAKA LILI is Hawaiian for "Seven Sister Stars". It is also the name of Ben Travis' sailing outrigger canoe. Built in April of 2001, it is 16' long with a 30" beam. The unusual sail was cut from a parachute. Ben calls the rig a sprit-half-gaff rig. Construction is of fiberglass-covered plywood with a bamboo mast and outrigger. Ben says it is a "blast to sail and steer with a paddle and swim off of on the Kona coast."

Design Specs

LOA:
16′ 
0″
Beam:
2′ 
6″
Designer Name: 
Ben Travis
Type/Rig/Power: 
Sailing Canoe
Builder Name: 
Ben Travis
Home Port: 
Kona and Hilo Bay, Big Island, HI
Launching Date: 
April 30, 2001