Difficulty to find – 1 (easy), 5 (almost extinct): 4
Why would I want to sail a pinisi? Most sophisticated of all exotic sailing ships
If you love wooden boats and canvas sails then Indonesian ports should be heaven for you. In the hundreds of harbours of the Indonesian archipelago you will find the worlds largest concentration of wooden sailing vessels. However, look more closely and you will see exhaust pipes sticking out of the decks. The aft masts are gone too. To economize on fuel, the sails are only used on runs and broach reaches. You might be in heaven, but you are not in paradise yet. Because for the real ,seven sail schooner´ , as the original pinisi is called, you need to travel to the furthest corners of Indonesia.