Watch the final landfall of the Lapita Voyage on YouTube


James Wharram is well known for his Polynesian-inspired catamaran – or double canoe – designs and for his many voyages in them.

His latest project, the Lapita Voyage, was to build two double canoes and then sail them 4,000 miles from the Phillipines to the two small Solomon islands of Anuta and Tikopia without modern navigation instruments and using traditional Pacific navigation methods. The boats were then donated to the communities on both islands. Wharram and Hanneke Boon have produced an eight minute film on YouTube of their arrival (through surf) and welcome at Anuta.

Find out more about the voyage at