The Wooden Work Boats of Indochina

Woven bamboo tug boat“The wooden work boats of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos (French Indochina) have a long and fascinating history of sail and trade in South East Asia and beyond. Today, the sails are nearly all gone but the boats and their builders survived by adapting the traditional sailboat hulls for motoring. Our goal is to document the building, design and uses of as many traditional and unique wooden work boats of Southeast Asia as possible before the master craftsmen who build them are gone.”

Great pictures at Boats and Rice. Via Duckworks Magazine. Previously: The Junk Blue Book. More boats.