Introducing Pandaw River Expeditions
Pandaw are dedicated to exploring remote and often difficult to navigate river and coasts in specially designed luxury small ships. Each ship, hand crafted in brass and teak, is an object of great beauty in itself. A Pandaw adventure is not like an ocean going cruise. The atmosphere is informal and very social.
The Kalaw was launched in 2014. Kalaw is named after the PS Kalaw launched in 1917 and sunk in 1942 in the War. Paul Strachan witnessed the salvaging of the Kalaw in 1998 and managed to acquire her name plate and bell, the former of which has been reused on her namesake. Again this ultra light ship combines one of the shallowest drafts on the river with one of the highest passenger space ratios afloat.
RV Kalaw Pandaw Ship Facts:
- Built in 2014 in Yangoon
- Length: 187ft / 57m
- Beam: 29ft / 8.8m
- Draught: 3ft / 90cm
- Berths: 40 pax (reduced to 36 pax as of July 2015)