Zirbad literally means «the lands beneath the wind», a derivative of the Persian term «Zirbâded». This name was given by the sailors and explorers trading in Asian spices to the islands in South East Asia between Malaysia and Papua.
The boat was handmade in Bira, South Sulawesi by a French sailor, Yann Martine, together with local artisans and launched in 2010 after almost two years of work.
Inspired by the design of traditional one mast Indonesian fishing boats, Perahu Lambo, Zirbad is a beautiful and simple 18-meter sailing vessel made of tropical wood. It is light and fast.
Zirbad can accommodate 6 guests in a shared cabin equipped with two double beds and two single beds. Each bed has a skylight above it, which affords guests a view of the stars. A shared bathroom with WC, shower and washbasin is located in the guest area.
The aft offers a protected area perfect for relaxing, enjoying the ocean and having meals together at a central table. On the top deck there is a large space perfect for sunbathing and for enjoying the sunset.
A separate area hosts a galley, navigation area and the three crew bunks.
Zirbad is a pleasant boat, devoted to adventures and adventurers and in the past two years she has sailed the majority of the Indonesian seas. Her shallow draught allows her to explore the most remote coves and get very close to shore.
The small capacity of the boat makes the cruises aboard Zirbad particularly friendly and cozy.
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