The Bottom Sailboat Shipyard was designated as Busan Intangible Cultural Property No. 25 on December 28, 2016, and refers to the craftsman who makes the Bottom Sailboat, a traditional boat of our region.
Kim Chang-myeong, the owner of the lower sailboat shipyard, has been working as a family business for four generations since his great-grandfather's birth, and has built more than 100 wooden ships including Hwangpo sailboat, ferry boat, and Sogu engine boats near the mouth of the Nakdonggang River.
Hwangpo Sailboat by Kim Chang-myung is one of the symbols of the history of the Nakdonggang River, and it has important meanings in terms of the linearity of traditional ships and the development of manufacturing techniques, wooden boat-making tools, and understanding of the life culture downstream of the Nakdonggang River.
The lower sailboat, which is a Hwangpo sailboat at the bottom, is 25 to 35 long (750 to 1,0050 cm), 5.5 to 7 wide (165 to 210 cm), and 2.5 to 3.5 deep (75 to 105 cm) since the end of the Han Dynasty. Another large sailboat remains, and waterways near Samrangjin and other waterways. Among them, the large sailboat that traveled to and from the upper reaches of the Nakdonggang River almost disappeared in 1970 with the opening of the Gyeongbu Expressway and the construction of bridges to cross the river. The sailboat near the mouth of the Nakdonggang River disappeared in the mid-1980s when the composite resin (FRP) line was supplied and the estuary bank was constructed. Recently, local governments have maintained their reputation as a sailboat occasionally manufactured for tourism, so it is necessary to designate the lower sailboat shipyard as a cultural asset to preserve it.