Quy Nhơn is a natural harbor and beach along the south-central coast of Việt Nam in Bình Định Province. It is home to many fishing boats.
In addition to harvesting shellfish, these boats catch fish common in the Vietnamese diet, as shown here with fish drying on the shore.
Most of the fishing boats are made of wood, and we came across a rudimentary shipyard along the shore where many of these boats are made.
There were four or five boats at various stages of production. The boat building starts with the laying of the keel.
Lumber planks are bent into desired shapes through heating and wetting.
Wood pegs are used to attach the wood planks to the frame.
The finished boat is given a bright coat of paint and then floated out into the bay.
Note the round grass-basket dinghies attached to the boats for getting to shore and back.