A Project by : Aries Marine
Launch of Aries Punnamada Chundan
Aries Punnamada Chundan, the innovative sensation in snake boat building industry was launched on May 1, 2008 in Punanmada Lake, Alapuzha with abundant applause and appreciation. The event was inaugurated by the then Members of Legislative Assembly Mr.Thomas Chandy and K.K Shaju.
Mr. Sohan Roy, CEO, Aries Group the director behind Aries Punnamada Chundan specifically approved on the scientific design based on latest scientific methods in naval architecture. The shape and stability of the ship was analyzed by Autoship software and the strength using finite element method.
Aries Punnamada Chundan's first trial sail following the tradition and culture was pepped up with vanchippatu (snake boat song) winning the support and applaud of crowd gathered there who even initiated to be the rowers of this first step.
This innovative piece of art and latest scientific techniques named Aries Punnamada Chundan gained its unique place in Limca Book of Records for being the longest steel snake boat with a length of 144 ft incorporating 141 rowers. It soon achieved the impressive position in Guinness Book of World Records for being the first and longest steel boat hosting 141 rowers. With the production of Aries Punnamada Chundan, Aries team proved their strength and team spirit helping to promote Kerala tourism and by being a major challenge in international market.
Valuable experience and expertise were very well woven with the ideas from Dr. Pyarilal S.K, ship design veteran from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) and by entrusting the building process with a traditional Thachan (carpenter) Mr. Surendra Babu Kainakari. Much recognition and appreciation was received from media and people round the globe on this dream come true venture.