Amatasi are a type of Samoan double-hulled watercraft. Its sails were woven pandanus leaves tied to 2 spars. The hull was sometimes built of planks. Lashed together, large double canoes 30–60 feet (9–18 metres) long could carry 25 men on journeys of hundreds of miles.
The amatasi had sails made of woven pandanus leaves tied to 2 spars. The hull of the pictured amatasi is the va'a alo built of planks to hunt bonito fish.It is a swift, deep-sea vessel. Lashed together, large double canoes 30-60 feet long could carry 25 men hundreds of miles in the Samoa-Tonga area. From a 1972 calendar in the Archives.