THE WORLD’S LONGEST STEEL SNAKE BOAT
Kerala’s first steel snake boat, Aries Punnamada Chundan, entered the
Guinness Book of World Records on 1 May 2008 for carrying 141 people on board.
It also holds the record for the longest boat of its kind, at 144ft! It weighs 8 tonnes and is 5.74ft wide. This feat was realised on the Punnamada Lake in Alleppey - the houseboat capital of Kerala. The Aries Chundan was designed scientifically, based on naval ship designing. It belongs to the Aries group of companies.
What makes the Aries Punnamada Chundan stand apart from other traditional snake-boats is its scientific design. The existing 18 traditional snake boats in the state have eighteen different lengths, breadths, depths and carrying capacities. Aries' steel snake boat's design is finalized based on the latest scientific methods in Naval Architecture.