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The Ethnic Designs cater for those who want a 'traditional' Pacific sailing craft, built using appropriate modern materials and methods. With everything self-made these boats are lower cost to build. They range from the 16' Melanesia outrigger canoe to the 38' ocean going ship 'Tama Moana'. These designs arose after requests from Pacific Island peoples for James to design craft to overcome shortages of "traditional" building materials, but which closely reflect the cultural and ethnic origins of these craft.

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