MUSAFIR

Traditional wooden dhow, Lamu style, built in Kenya. Double masted, est. 100 tons cargo capacity.

The construction was executed with local material, chosen in the traditional way, tree by tree, shaped by a chainsaw in the boatyard and installed using 8″ square shanked copper nails. No design drawings were used, as traditionally these boats were built by eye.

The boat has already gone on a maiden voyage but is currently being fitted with a poop deck and being readied for further journeying.

Our website is http://musafir.org/ and we can also be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MusafirTheJourney

Design Specs

LOA:
70′ 
0″
Beam:
28′ 
0″
Designer Name: 
Mzee Ali Ahmed Kheri and Mohamad Madi Mohamed
Type/Rig/Power: 
Lamu Dhow / double masted Arabic sail (lateen rig) / engineless
Builder Name: 
Mzee Ali Ahmed Kheri and Mohamad Madi Mohamed
Home Port: 
Kilifi, Kenya
Launching Date: 
April 28, 2013