RV Vaikundam has nine well-appointed cabins with attached bathrooms on the lower deck, a fully-functional kitchen, air-conditioning and exquisitely set dining hall and open lounge on its upper deck.
The wooden hull of the RV Vaikundam is made by joining planks of local wood ‘Aanjili,’ using strong coir rope on the segments above waterline while, below waterline copper tacking is done to keep the hull both strong and traditional. The wood is coated with caustic black resin made by boiling cashew kernel and fish oil.
The rooms are made using wooden panels, bamboo poles and bamboo mats, following the traditional practices. The boat has been featured in National Geographic Channel in Europe, Nat Geo People’s Dream Cruise program worldwide and Master Chef program of Channel Nine of Australia. RV Vaikundam has played host to personalities like the then Prime Minister of India Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee and famous comedian Russell Brand.