The vessel with a length of 32 meters, a width of 7 meters and height of 4.25 meters will be the largest wooden vessel built on Lake Toba and the first fleet of Goesar Liveaboard. Before making the vessel, various series of planning processes which start from the design process as well as the conceptual mix on what the client’s actual wishes, vessel design and build rules or regulations up to the vesel marketing strategy are prior discussed in detail. Once the client has approved the concept of the vessel, the detailed vessel design work will be carried out. Based on the design then the vessel is built.

The vessel construction process is using wood material commonly used for vessel construction found in the area around Lake Toba, such as Surian, Jior and Eucalyptus wood. The wood is top-seeded at Lake Toba area for building traditional houses and other wood construction including boats. Those wood species can be cultivated and maintained its sustainability. By following the spirit for not destroying the forest around Lake Toba.

The vessel will be built traditionally by wooden vessel experts from South Sulawesi and Lake Toba. A collaboration between the local woodcraft expert and experienced liveaboard vessels builder such as the Phinisi vessel which is operating in Indonesia’s eastern seas. The strength of ocean-going vessel construction will be adopted and applied in the creation of this vessel. Local knowledge and expertise in shipbuilding and local wood treatment will also play an essential role in the construction as well as timber maintenance of the vessel before its operation. The merger of the two local experts will be an added value in the creation of the ship.

The machinery, mechanical and electrical systems of the vessel will also build with a priority on safety, security and avoid environmental pollution. One is the waste disposal system of the vessel, and the system is designed to prevent direct waste disposal into the lake. Waste will be collected in a dirt tank inside the boat and then sucked by ground units as the vessel leans to dispose of its waste to a proper disposal place.

The vessel will also equip with a sail as a ship propulsion system which will also add to the beauty of the exterior of the boat assisted by a diesel engine as its prime motor. After going through the interior design process (marine interior) then the vessel interior will be done. The vessel interior will be made feasible, and by following predetermined market targets, these are all constructed and designed for the convenience of the vessel’s guests.

All aspects of this vessel (construction, marine systems, sail systems, and interior) will go through the process of matured design and calculation beforehand. Being done to avoid any unnecessary unloading place so that the vessel work process is on time.

Robust vessel construction, an appropriate and well-functioning marine system and coupled with captivating exterior and beautiful interiors will undoubtedly provide a comfortable and more enjoyable marine tourism experience for the guests aboard.

By Roy Sitinjak

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