Heart of the spirit: Aboard the Uto ni Yalo

When the Uto ni Yalo docks on any wharf, it demands attention; its double-hull and magnificent traditional design set it proudly apart from modern boats. Wherever this siren of the sea goes, you can’t help but be captivated by its beauty and feel connected to our proud history.

The Uto ni Yalo, which literally translates to ‘Heart of the Spirit’, is not a traditional Fijian drua in design. Rather, it fuses various traditional central Pacific canoe designs, utilising modern boat-building materials and technologies. The 72-foot Vaka Moana is wind and solar powered.

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