The Indian Navy’s second ocean going sailboat Tarini was inducted on 18 February 2017 at a ceremony held at the INS Mandovi Boat Pool.
INSV Tarini is a sloop built by M/s Aquarius Shipyard Pvt Ltd at Divar, Goa.
Tarini is slated to be the platform for First Indian All Women Circumnavigation of the Globe expedition of the Indian Navy.
Key highlights of INSV Tarini
• The boat draws her origin from the famous Tara-Tarini temple of Orissa’s Ganjam district. The word Tarini means a Boat and is also a Sanskrit word for Saviour.
• The boat is built to a stock design by Van de Stadt, Netherlands called Tonga 56.
• The hull is made of wooden core fiberglass sandwich construction for a better performance.
• It carries a suite of six sails including a Main sail, Head sails, Downwind sails and Storm sail.
• Its mast is 25 meters tall and is custom built by M/s Southern Spars, Cape Town, for sailing in extreme conditions.
• It has a Raymarine navigation suite and an array of latest satellite communication systems. With the system’s help, the boat can be contacted anywhere in the world.
• Its trials were successfully completed on 30 January 2017.
• It is almost identical to its predecessor, the Mhadei, which has sailed over 115000 nautical miles in the past eight years.
• The boat is skippered by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi.