Malahini by Gerbrand Burger, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

October 7, 2008

I built a Malahini this spring/summer in Amsterdam, Holland. It all went very smooth and fast and the drawings were very good and clear.

It took me 7 weeks from raw mahogany timber to a finished wooden motorboat!

As you can see I finished it in a very basic manner, no upholstery, mahogany decking and such. This is partly because the boat is stalled in one of Amsterdam's canals, so there's always a risk of small crime, partly to keep the cost low.

The '81 Mercury 50 hp runs fine and has plenty of power.

Thanks for good plans and to see the other malahini projects on your website was very helpful!