Wonderful Pearl on the Chao Phrya River

Wonderful Pearl marked her entry to the Chao Phraya River from her builders, the Mahachai Dockyard on the Ta Chin River just to the west of the Bangkok.

At 65 by 16 meters she is significantly larger than any other boat in the market. Her length and beam give her the size which she maintains a similar 1.5-meter loaded draft for the shallow river and a 5-meter air draft to clear the river’s several low bridges. The added length and beam allows for an increased in dinner guests to of 650 to 800 people, depending on seating arrangements, on two or three decks. Propulsion power has been increased to a pair of Cummins KTA38 M1 engines each delivering 1000 HP.

With two galley areas, one for international and the other for Thai food, a pair of escalators between decks, a large fountain on the top open-air deck, air conditioning and opulent lighting throughout, the boat will have significant electrical requirements. A pair of Cummins KTA19-powered 350 kW generator sets will meet these demands.

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