Traditional wooden boats in SE Asia

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by lejie, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. lejie
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    lejie Junior Member

    Hello everyone,

    I've seen a couple of threads on this subject but no firm answers for what I hope to do. I live in Singapore and am appalled at the price of sailing cruisers (compared to the USA) and the limited availability.

    I've seen many varieties of traditional wooden boats, and am thinking that I could easily convert one into a sailing cruiser of 30-45 feet. I've seen threads on having them built in Malaysia and Indonesia, but no clear guidelines on how to do this.

    So here's the question(s):

    1. Can someone give me practical advice on where to go to look into having a boat built?

    or 2. Can someone help me know how to go about looking for a currently built boat that can be renovated?

    Thanks!
    Steve
     
  2. Landlubber
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    Landlubber Senior Member

    lejie,

    Get the ferry across to Indonesia one day and ask around the boatyards there, it is only a few minutes run across.
     
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