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The bangka is a type of vessel in the Philippines as a means of transportation and widely used for fishing. It is acknowledge as the tsar of the blue sea.

It has the usual draw up of a boat form. The long, lean banana-formed vessel hull is made of marine plywood and painted with a number of coatings of epoxy paint. Generally it has two outriggers made of bamboo, known locally as katig. And acts as a stabilizer and muscle in the varying tropical waters.

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