If you’ve spent any time travelling around Thailand no doubt you’ve seen these amazing long tail boats plying up and down the rivers and waterways. This local watercraft uses a standard automative engine sitting inboard with a propeller mounted on a long pole directly on the drive shaft.
We took a ride on one of these long tail boats out to visit James Bond Island.
According to Wikipedia the future of long tail boats in Thailand may be in jeopardy with a dramatic spike in pricing making conventional speed boats a more attractive option. Prices have rocketed from 3,000 baht to now over 200,000 baht for just the frame.