Champakulam snake boat
Champakulam Chundan is eight-time winner of the renowned Nehru Trophy Boat Race, which included two hat-tricks. The 130-feet-long boat was built in 1974 by ace craftsman Koimukku Narayanan Achary for the Champakulam Boat Club. The boat was purchased by UST Global in December 2013.
The boat will be on display on the company’s new campus at Technopark Phase-11 along with the Virgin Racing team’s Formula One car. The snake boat has a width of 69 inches and a hull depth of 22 inches. It can accommodate 105 oarsmen.
The old champakulam snake boat will be placed in a museum at technopark trivandrum , kerala.It is one of the most well known snake boats in kerala.
It has won the nehru trophy boat race 8 times. and the champakulam moolam boat race 10 times .
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