A sampan (thuyen tam ban or thuyen ba la) is a relatively flat-bottomed Vietnamese / Chinese/ South East Asia wooden boat. Some sampans include a small shelter on board and may be used as a permanent habitation on inland waters. Sampans are generally used for transportation in coastal areas or rivers and are often used as traditional fishing boats. Sampan literally means three boards.
Today, sampan may be made with more than 3 boards. This version has 7 small Merawan wood boards, a local yellow Oak hard wood, put together around a skeleton wood frame. It?s then smoothly sanded and painted in teal color. A coat of vanish was finally added for extra protection. This type of boats is still used by many people in South East Asia such as Vietnam, Cambodia,
Indonesia, Malaysia, and China… Features: * Made of star wood (Merawan hard wood), a local fine wood that is similar to golden Oak. * Dimension : 127″L x 36.25″W x 22″H inches * Weight: 113.5 lbs * Capacity: 2 people * Come with two seating areas, wood floor, and a paddle * Red color * Also available in teal (Item K207)