More of Matt Atkin’s spectacular photos of Phillipines beach boats

Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines

Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines

Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines

Brother Matt Atkin has sent me more of his wonderful photos of the boats of the Phillipines. As usual, click on the large and small thumbnails for a much bigger image.

Click here to see a post including a small earlier selection of his shots from the Phillipines in which I drew attention to the close resemblance between these craft and the ones that Folkard drew in the mid-19th century. A reprint of Folkard’s classic book Sailing boats from around the world is available from Amazon.

Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines

Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines

Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines

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One thought on “More of Matt Atkin’s spectacular photos of Phillipines beach boats”

  1. These boats are called 'bangka' or 'bangkas' for the plural. They're kind of like the Polynesian boats which only feature one pontoon. The two pontoon design is a bit more stable for Philippine waters. Great post!

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