Mahogany was built on the southern tip of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia, where the Bugis people have a proud maritime heritage dating back to the early spice trading days. They are known to be the best boat builders and sailors in the East Indies, and their skill became apparent to European sailors when they found their signature Pinissi boats were much faster over the waters of the area. They also became the feared pirates of the day, known as Bugisman, where the term “Boogeyman” originated. The Bugis boat builders have passed their skills down through generations, and they are the most highly regarded Indonesia boat builders to this day. Sumatran Surfariis has always paid homage to the traditional Indonesian styles, and we teamed up with some long-term guests to build a classic timber boat, Mahogany.
Sumatran Surfariis went all in to make The Hog the best she can be. We’ve dedicated a lot of time, money, and heart to create a beautiful, long-lasting wooden boat that became the ultimate surf travel vessel. Many regard her as the best wooden boat, and often the best boat overall, running trips in the islands. The attention to detail is astounding. She is the perfect blend of classic Bugis lines and intricate woodwork with modern amenities and proven performance in the Indian Ocean.
Mahogany was named in honor of the beautiful deep red colored timber found throughout Indonesia and used abundantly in her build, especially in her interior. Also, we’ve used teak and traditional ironwood outdoors, as they stand up better to the harshest elements. The incredibly strong hull and ability to run two masts provide a very stable ride. Cutting through the Indian Ocean on wind power alone is a wonderfully calm and smooth experience. Of course, having twin 400hp engines helps when you want to pick up the pace a bit.
Mahogany is our largest boat with more than ample space and bunks for 12 guests, though we usually cap it at 10 to keep the crowds in the lineups light. Mahogany is also well suited for families and couples, as she offers a combination of private air-conditioned double cabins as well as a larger dorm cabin. There are multiple locations to hunker down from the sun and enjoy the a/c indoors, including the roomy main salon. The U-shaped seating area protected by safety glass windows is great for communicating and checking out conditions. This salon also has a TV, stereo, library, game center, drinks fridges, and snacks to keep you entertained and well-fed.
Mahogany’s outdoor amenities are equally impressive to the inside ones. On the main deck, she has a large day bed area that captures all the breeze, yet gives you shaded views of the surf. We’ve also added a deck area to our large bowsprit with great views and another separate area to hang out and hopefully watch dolphins ride the bow wake. On the top deck, we have an additional dining area that seats up to 14 comfortably. On this level, she has another spacious deck you can use to stretch, chill out or watch the stars at night. And of course, you can take the ladder to the roof deck for daytime roof dives or completely unobstructed views of the night’s sky.
Mahogany’s amenities are too numerous to list. She is an absolutely top-shelf boat with a world-class crew. A trip on Mahogany is one you’ll never forget. We hope you’ll join us!