BUILDER AND MARINE SERVICES CONSULTANT
Kettuvallams - Traditional styled
boats made almost entirely of naturally available materials. Their
hulls are made of wood planks stitched together with coconut coir and
their canopies are of cane.
sizes ranging from 40ft to 85ft with single or two bedrooms and with or
without upper deck. Chairs, tables, bed, mattress, pillows, sheets,
towels, carpets, outboard engine, sanitary fittings & plumbing and water
containers provided. Deluxe versions will have solar panels, battery,
fans and CF lights. Bio-toilets can also be provided.
Each boat is
put together according to individual touch. There are a variety of
possibilities and hence specifications are not standardized.
thirty years ago from the traditional cargo carrying kettuvallams
(stitched boats), these boats have transformed into highly popular,
eco-friendly pleasure boats. Innovative design and quality workmanship
continue to be the watchwords in the making of these boats even today.