Amatasi

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Amatasi are a type of Samoan double[1] outrigger canoe watercraft.[2] Its sails were woven pandanus leaves tied to 2 spars, the hull was sometimes built of planks. Lashed together, large double canoes 30–60 feet (9–18 metres) long could carry 25 men on journeys of hundreds of miles.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Polynesian sailing vessels: Amatasi of Sāmoa". Polynesian Voyaging Society Archives. Retrieved 12 January 2015. The amatasi had sails made of woven pandanus leaves tied to 2 spars. The hull of the pictured amatasi is the va'a alo built of planks to hunt bonito fish.It is a swift, deep-sea vessel. Lashed together, large double canoes 30-60 feet long could carry 25 men hundreds of miles in the Samoa-Tonga area, from a 1972 calendar in the Archives. 
  2. ^ Taonui, Rāwiri (22 September 2012). "Canoe navigation - Waka – canoes". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. New Zealand Government. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 

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