Model: Wa-ririk outrigger, Kiribati, 1975

Corrie, Vincent
Production date
See full details

Object detail

Wooden model of a sailing wa-ririk or fishing outrigger from Kiribati which is detailed to show building technique of a full sized wa-ririk, which were used for fishing outside reef and for coastal navigation.

The hull is double ended and of equal sides, comprised of a frame which supports three curved horizontal strakes which are made up of planking which has holes for sennit lashing to secure planks together forming the hull.

The hull has a gunwhale and interior long lengths of wood countersunk into the washstrakes which act as thwarts to strengthen the hull, Y shaped ended connectives are lashed across the hull and project out on one side.

The three kiaro (outrigger-booms) are square shaped timber lengths and connect to the torpedo shaped rama (float) with toto (connectives), and two diagonal bracing struts of the outrigger frame originating at hull has a triangular wooden platform projecting over the kiaro.

The ie (sail) of woven pandanas and is a triangular form, set apex down and enclosed by a yard and boom with sennit rigging attaching to Y connective braces on hull and to the rama (outrigger float).

Made by Vincent Corrie in 1975.
Accession number
Museum System ID
Collection type
Maker and role
Corrie, Vincent: Modelmaker
Wood: 0 - Whole
Flax: 0 - Whole
Measurement details
3D objects (HxWxD): H 540 x W 760 x D 540mm: 0 - Whole
On display?
Not on display


My shortlist

Object type

Explore other objects by colour

The online platform at New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui a Tangaroa (NZMM) is continually developing. Records are updated with new information and images regularly. There may be errors or omissions in the information provided and we welcome input from the public.

The NZ Maritime Museum aims to provide free use of our Collections Online content. The majority of the online images are available for download and reuse, free of charge. We ask that our material is appropriately attributed, and that users adhere to restrictions when these are indicated. For guidance and information regarding attribution, rights and restrictions please read our Image Use Policy or contact the Collections Team.

Public comments

Be the first to comment on this object record.

Google reCaptchaThis site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.