The desire to remind people that ideas and wishes can come true is inspired by Kos’s own experience. In her mid-20s, she found herself on a beach in Bali, thinking about the one thing she would ask for if she was granted a wish: building a boat she could sail around the Indonesian islands with.
Despite friends and family doubting a young woman could oversee the building of a traditional wooden Phinisi schooner with ten cabins and all mod cons, the Moana first set sail less than a year later