Our new 16.2 Metre Power Cat ‘Pearl of Siam’ has now been delivered to her home port of Koh Chang, Thailand, where she will commence operations as a VIP tour boat. She was originally built ‘on spec’ by the team at SeaCat Ships and was fitted with outboard engines.
She was purchased by her owner in 2022, who decided to customize the vessel to suit his requirements. The main changes were to fit inboard diesel engines (FPT N67 Evo), surface drives, customize the galley to include beer on-tap, wine, food fridges and the addition of a BBQ for food preparation. The upper deck was completely remodeled, adding lounge seating, an overhead roof incorporating solar panels on top and a integral light system below, as well as the inclusion of water sport equipment and a davit to load & offload equipment
The lower level is fitted with comfortable fabricated aluminium seating and sumbrella fabric cushions with tables that have the capacity to fit 33 passengers. As well as being suitable for dinning, it is also fitted with in island seating on the aft’ deck for another 15 passengers, putting the total capacity of seating at 48 passengers on the lower deck, all of which is under cover. This deck also includes a large servery/bar and a toilet/shower.
The lower deck is open to allow good ventilation and has roll down clear covers in case of bad weather. The aft’ deck also features a suspended dive/viewing platform with a fold down stairwell which gives access to the water for snorkeling, scuba diving or alternatively to the beach for boarding and disembarking.
The upper deck has fabricated aluminium lounge seating with a small table arrangement to suit 20 passengers with full walk-around access for dolphin and whale watching. The upper deck also has an integrated light system fitted into the roof and a separate sound system and is the perfect for venue for the nights festivities. Although the vessel is fitted with 68 seats she will be limited to 30 passengers for day trips and night functions.