Sewn Plank Hull Pictures, Quang Tri early 1960's
plank boat as built in the central area of Vietnam was unique boat construction
in the world, the only similar boat was built in England in the 11th century.
The uniqueness of this boat suggests that it be built once again and preserved.
plank boat was built in a limited area of Vietnam between Hue and Quang Tri in
Central Vietnam. They operated mostly in inland waters, were not sturdy enough
to withstand engine vibrations, and required extensive maintenance.
principally fished and carried people and cargo (sand, gravel, wood, bulk items)
or served as floating homes.
plank boat ranged in length (LOA) from 7-14 meters with beams varying from 1-2
meters. They would have a draft of about .5 meter. They would typically carry
estimated this boat has not been built since sometime in the 1970ís.
It would be a shame not to preserve one or more of these boats for
viewing by the public.
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