On one night in 2018, Restu Maya Sari stood on the stern of a traditional wooden phinisi boat, in a Komodo Islands trip. She realised that the whole experience transpire to be much more than a cruise ship diary, it was a combination of heart warming people, an authentic “soul enriching” local culture, gorgeous shores with picturesque islands; homes of the great Komodo dragons.
Since that, she had this insisting dream to manifest her quest to honor Indonesia’s age-old seafaring ways and promote the marine diversity of the archipelago to the rest of the world with her own traditional wooden phinisi vessel.
As people said “you will when you believe”; Restu proceeded to spend time sketching plans of “Gammara”, a name that she chose for the boat that had relentlessly invaded her thoughts. In local language, Gammara means beautiful.