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Home > Myanmar River Cruises > Ayravata Cruises > Rv. Pandaw 1947

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Rv Pandaw 1947 Story

Rv Pandaw was built in Scotland on the Clyde by the famous ships builder Yarrow & Co on 1947 with the same design of the pre-war Quarter Wheeler steamers of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. After being boarded up in order to protect her from the sea waves, she left Scotland for the delivery voyage to Burma on the 1950. On the 12th January 1951 she started to serve the Inland Water Transport (Irrawaddy Flotilla was nationalized on the 1st of June 1948) on the route Mandalay- Bhamo for both cargo and passengers transportation.


In the 1998 she was hired from Inland Water Transport and converted into a 16 cabins luxurious river cruise vessel by the Historian Mr. Paul Strachan and his wife, who is also the founder of the revived Irrawaddy Flotilla Company.

In the second half of the 2003 Interconnection Co. Ltd signed the charter agreement with IWT and the Pandaw underwent to major renovations in the Marine Side at the Yangon Dalla Dockyards. As far as the Hotel side is concerned new furniture has been specially designed and new Food and Beverage equipment have been bought.

Features & Plan
Sun Deck
Upper Deck
Main Deck

Hull Steel
Length 150ft (45.72 Mt)
Beam 34ft (11.5 Mt)
Draft 2.6ft (0.8 Mt)
Decks 3
* Main Deck (6 Cabins)
* Upper Deck (10 Cabins-Saloon-Dining Room)
* Sundeck / Solarium (Length 20 Mt. - Furnished with Steamer Chairs/Sun Lounges/ Rattan Armchairs for 32 pax)
Diesel Engines  
Propulsion Schotel 2 x 300hp MWM * Model: TBD-234V6
Max. Upriver Speed Outboard * Model: SRP-100/110
Max. Downriver 6 Miles per Hour
Speed 11 Miles per Hour
Navigation Navigation lights, ships horn, searchlight
Comms Gsm phone, Internal phone system, Tannoy for navigation
Generators 2 x 95 kva Denyo Gensets
Fire Protection 21 Smoke Detectors, 4 Heat Detectors, 8 Manual alarms stations, Electronic Control Panel Silent Knight (Made in USA) – 20 Fire Extinguishers – 8 Fire Hose Cabinets, fire pump
Safety Emergency lights, Emergency Generator, life jackets for all on board and life rafts
Cabins 16 deluxe cabins with own shower/wc (Berths 32)
Size: 3,35 Mt X 4.00 Mt (132" X 158")
Bar 1
 Dining Room 1 (32 Seats)
Kitchen 1 Fully Equipped Kitchen
Water Desedimentation and full water treatment – Reverse Osmosis System for the Kitchen.
Sewage Treatment plant
Cruise Management Company: AYRAVATA CRUISES
DMA Registry Permission to drive in the Myanmar rivers (No. NA/KHA/32/Yangon) issued on the 11 Sep 03 by the department of Marine Administration of the Union of Myanmar
Tourist Transport  License No. PA/195A on 27 January 2004 issued by MHT



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