Aries Chundan, the first ever snake boat made of steel and a design wonder crafted by Aries Marine, is all set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. Aries Chundan has successfully attempted the record attempt for the largest canoe crew with a crew of 138 members in the first attempt and 146 members in the second attempt on board in comparison to ‘Nadumbhagam Chundan’ which had only 118 crew members, and holds the existing record.
Several international dignitaries, including representatives of RINA, Italy and Germanischer Lloyd, Germany who visited Cochin for ShipTek 2008 have witnessed the rowing of Aries Chundan held at the Punnamada Lake on May 1st 2008. Members of Legislative Assembly, Thomas Chandy and K.K Shaju inaugurated the Guinness attempt of Aries Chundan. Mr. Sohan Roy S.K, CEO Aries Group was also present on the occasion. The entire event has been covered and will be sent to the Guinness Book authorities for verification.
Aries Chundan has a length of 143 feet and the snake boat has already found place in the Limca Book of Records as the longest snake boat made of steel. This innovative steel snake boat has a scientific design which is based on the latest scientific methods in Naval Architecture. Its shape and stability have been designed using the world famous ‘AUTOSHIP’ software.