BIGKANU is a 80 foot, triple hulled, all aluminium motor sailor, with capacity for 9 singles or 6 singles and 3 couples in 9 private, sliding louvre cabins... there is categorically no boat like Bigkanu anywhere in Asia. We are a wide platform that sits flat in any seas. With knife blade hulls, solar array proliferation, and a unique sail configuration, we are all about getting a long way out there, without cripling fuel bills. BIGKANU is built tough in aluminium, with a shallow draft and a beach-able hull, which means this 80 foot boat gets into places where few other boats dare to go. Backing the boat right onto a beach opens up a whole new feel to a holiday. We like to tuck into anchorages where the corals and forests converge.
The purpose behind Bigkanu is simple. Equatorial waters are different. The best places are shallow and fringed with coral. We want to access these best anchorages. Currents and swell make trips rolly. But we wanted super stability. So the solution was a luxury version of a traditional outrigger canoe...wide, stable and fuel efficient, with solar house power. With 9 or 10 guests, no one wants to share a cabin with a stranger, so we give everyone a breezy private cabin, which, if you choose, can open up by day with slide away louvers. And we are all about curiosity, so we carry twin tenders, paddle boards and kayak.
Bigkanu is a big platform, 24m long (79ft) with a span of 12m. Bigkanu was made by a New Zealander's yard in Surabaya to a higher standard of safety and a higher cost than most of Indonesia's fleet, and at 24m long and 12m wide, with a draft of 90cm, it was squeeze getting the boat out of the factory.
BIGKANU is an amazing sea platform for all sorts of oceanic adventure, and we are a sailing boat not just a motor boat, with a radical lateen sail rig. Two big trimaran tenders are winched aboard between the cross arms for added exploration power. BIGKANU is a blend of traditional outrigger canoe, with a sense of Waterworld space ship. BIGKANU is a simple traditional boat design, reinvented in a NASA kind of way.
It's nice to get some private space on a boat, so no-one need share a cabin (unless you want to cuddle up with your partner). There are 9 cabins...3 with double beds. Its also nice to enjoy a big open cabin after breakfast, so part of each cabin has a sliding concertina wall to transform its space. It beats squeezing into catermeran berths or twin share cabins. There are couple of conventional flushing toilets, and two inside/outside showers. We all live at water level where jumping over the side is as easy as getting back on board, so no one is below decks, and with dozens of big, swing open, hatch windows, the whole experience aboard is refreshing. Bigkanu is made for adventure and water sports, for those wanting a unique expeditionary experience.