About the name
MAKANI is Hawaiian, a female or male first name and means ‘wind’.
It’s also the first 2 letters of our first names and the last 2 letters of our last name. Our boat is powered by the wind and us, so when we stumbled upon this name during our boat naming research, we knew our new home should be named MAKANI.
We also found out that in the Arabic language the word means ‘my place’. We think this makes the name even more poetic, considering that MAKANI is our place to come home to after a day of exploring a strange country or island.
Our sailboat is the only constant within the ever-changing surroundings of our journey.