The Bassac is entirely built of wood,
from the hull of an 80-foot-long rice barge.
She can accommodate up to 12 passengers
in six nicely decorated cabins, each with air-con and a private
bathroom, and features a 100 sqft restaurant that opens all around, a
large gallery, a small office room and 700 sqft of sundeck.
The Bassac can take her passengers on
cruises up to seven days without stopping, and offers a great
flexibility in programming your journey.
She also is so powerful and has such
a shallow draft as to be able to cruise upstream the Mekong or bring
you to your destination regardless of the season, the tide or the
VR-SI, river cruiser
Displacement: 107 metric tons
Length: 80' / 24.40m
18' / 5.50m
4'10" / 1.50m half-loaded
Propulsion: Caterpillar 14,6 liters, 400 BHP, built to run 5000 hours
Navigation: Can operate by night and in bad weather
Autonomy: 7 days
to its large new engine and revised hydraulics, the Bassac can pull up
to 10 knots and face the powerful Mekong, even facing strong currents.
As the Bassac has
a shallow draft, she can go through all the main waterways regardless of
6 cabins in the
front of the main deck:
4 with twin bedding, 2 with a double bed.
Heat and sound
insulation in each cabin.
Air conditioning, private access.
En suite bathroom with shower and toilet
comfortable cabins are set in the front of the Bassac and well insulated
so as to provide the passengers with a good night's sleep even if under
are entirely fitted with wood, and equipped as rooms in a good hotel.
to a large heat exchanger on the main engine, the Bassac produces enough
hot water for many showers a day.
The 250 square
feet at the stern of the main deck accommodate the restaurant and
the bar can be completely opened to outside for you to enjoy the
square feet, partly shaded.
front is fit for sunbathing and rest on sunbathing couches;
small bar at the back welcomes you for a drink outside as the sun sets.
all of the Bassac is accessible to the public, including the galley,
which is the right venue for Vietnamese cuisine workshops to take place.
Each passenger can
opt to join with the group in one of the common rooms, or look for a
place to stay by oneself.
We are proud to be
members of Vietnam Travel Promotion Group (VTP