The Suphannahong, meaning Golden Swan or Phoenix, is an important royal barge of Thailand. Often used as the royal barge of the King. It was built during the reign of King Rama V to replace the original one which was too damaged to be repaired. The is a bow in the shape of a swan. The hull of the ship is the body, at 44.9 meters long, decorated with lacquer work, and glass. SUPHANNAHONG is a piece of Thai art that most Thai people are very familiar with. A key component, the tassels hanging on the bow of the boat are made of yak wool, from Nepal. The Suphannahong boat has room for 50 oarsmen and has been anointed as a World Heritage ship in 1992 by an organization called World Ship Trust.