This year, we’ll be christening all of our new boats with names found in Caribbean Folklore.
Meet our first boat of the season, MokoJumbie.
Jumbie is the generic name given to the malevolent entities in the folklore of the Caribbean. There are numerous kinds of jumbies reflecting the Caribbean’s complex history and ethnic makeup, drawing on African, Amerindian, East Indian, Dutch, English, and even Chinese mythology. Different cultures have different concepts of jumbies, but the general concept is that people who have been evil are destined to become instruments of evil (jumbie) in death.
Moko Jumbies are the stilt dancers dressed in colorful garb and carnival masks to represent the Jumbie in festivals and celebrations such as Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.
Keep an eye out for her on the water this season!