The Bassac is
entirely built of wood, from the hull of an 80-foot-long rice
She can accommodate up to 12
passengers in six nicely decorated cabins, each with air-con
and a private bathroom, and features a bow lounge with music
and a library, a 100 sqft restaurant that opens all around,
a large galley, 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 current.
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
The 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 way.
They are entirely fitted with wood, and equipped
as rooms in a good hotel.
Owing to a large heat exchanger on the main
engine, the Bassac produces enough hot water for many showers
Music, on board library, this is the perfect abode in case of
bad weather, to keep to oneself with a good book or to listen
Restaurant and bar
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 evening.
700 square feet, partly shaded.
The front is fit for sunbathing and rest on
The small bar at the back welcomes you for
a drink outside as the sun sets.
Nearly 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.
Overall power production capacity: 20 kVA, and according to
Vietnam's power standard 220V, 50Hz.
1 heat exchanger on the main engine for hot
All electrical services are available at any time, as well as
6 metric tons of fresh water on board
on board water treatment plant for river water use
on-board septic tank for environment-friendliness
The Bassac features a fresh water autonomy of about a week,
with a large store and the capability to produce its own water.
Smoke detectors in all cabins, fire fighting pump, fire hose,
Fire extinguishers: CO2 and powder;
Safety jackets for all the board, safety buoys, longboat.
Fire-retardant walls, heat and sound insulation in the engine
Safety was first throughout the design and construction of the
Bassac, as it comes first during your trip.
Access to the board is especially designed
to allow passengers with a slight mobility impediment to safely
board the Bassac.