Celebration Lady


General Specifications

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Style Paddlewheel
Builder Marine Builders
Hull Displacement
USCG Certified Yes
USCG Dry Dock 2021
Passenger Capacity 149
Dining Capacity 149
Gross Tonnage 67
Net Tonnage 54
Speed (approx.) Cruising: 6 knots @ 1,100 RPM
Maximum: 9 knots @ 1,500 RPM
Built 1987
LOA 108′
LWL 65′
Beam 30’6″
Hull Depth 6′
Freeboard 2’6″
Draft Water:4’5″; Air:45’
Route Certification Rivers
Hull Material Steel
Deckhouse Material Aluminum
Tank Capacities Fuel: 1,400 gallons-steel
Waste: 1,100 gallons-steel
Potable Water: 1,100 gallons


The vessel is arranged with passenger board off the forward deck. The main salon offers open area seating the heads and galley are fully aft. The 01 deck is arranged with an open salon with heads aft on starboard. The upper deck offers passengers open air space, the wheelhouse and a beverage bar, snack area.


  • Control station with engine instrumentation (i.e., tachometer, engine oil pressure, ammeters, hour meters)
  • Morse clutch and throttle controls
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Brass fog bell
  • Upholstered helm seat
  • Ritchie compass
  • Perko lever operated searchlight
  • RayLine Searchlight
  • Two Uniden model LTD 715 VHF/FM marine radios with antennas
  • Furuno model FCV-602 depth sounder
  • Furuno model 1932 Mark II radar with a closed array antenna
  • Peavey model UMA 1502 public address system
  • Two wing stations

SALON (Main Deck)

  • Ten tables (96” x 30”) with laminated tops and fixed bases
  • 70 dining chairs (stacking)


  • Three 3 compartment stainless steel sinks
  • Beverage Aire three keg cooler
  • Frigidaire refrigerator and freezer
  • Frigidaire stove and oven
  • Frigidaire dishwasher
  • Two door Cres-Cor oven
  • Stainless steel buffet – four sections


  • Laminated base and top
  • Three partition stainless steel sink
  • Ice bin
  • Single partition stainless steel sink
  • Tru two door keg cooler
  • Brewmatic coffee machine
  • Tomlinson ice tea machine


  • Steel base and top


  • Two ship service 30.0 kW generators powered by Detroit Diesel model 471 marine diesel 4 cylinder engines
  • Engines hours – 22 port, 161 starboard hours – July 2016) with fuel filter, keel cooled
  • Engines underwent a major overhaul in 2006
  • Ship to shore power switch
  • 100 AMP shore outlet
  • 120 VAC lighting
  • 120 VAC duplex outlets
  • Four 12 VDC 8D enclosed heavy duty batteries
  • Perko battery isolation switch
  • Internationally approved navigation lights (i.e., port light, starboard light, stern light, masthead light, anchor light)


  • 3/8” welded steel plate hull with transverse framing
  • The deckhouse is constructed of welded aluminum plate
  • Six compartments formed by five transverse bulkheads
  • Boarding doors: one port and one starboard with one service entry aft on starboard
  • Gangplank
  • 4 sets of kevels
  • Deck fittings:
    • Electrical: port
    • Waste: port/starboard
    • Water: port/starboard
    • Fuel: port/starboard


  • Two 6 cylinder turbo charged 235 HP @ 1800 RPM Detroit Diesel model 6-71 marine diesel engines, fuel filters
  • Engine hours: port 375/ Starboard 272 – July 2016
  • The engines underwent a major rebuild in 20006
  • Twin Disc model MG509 reverse reduction gears
  • 32” x 30 pitch three blade Magnesium bronze propellers
  • 2 1/2” stainless steel shafts
  • Trane 15,000 BTU water cooled reverse cycle heat pump system
  • Roof top air cooled air conditioner in the wheelhouse
  • 20 gallon air compressor
  • 30 gallon water heater
  • One 12’ diameter x 16’ wide paddlewheel


The vessel is equipped with six heads, each containing the following:

  • Four heads with two Kohler toilets
  • Two heads with one Kohler toilet
  • One sink with faucet
  • Toilet paper dispenser
  • Hand towel
  • Exhaust fan


  • 400 type II adult size personal flotation devices
  • 40 type II child size personal flotation devices
  • 3 Jim Buoy 30” life rings
  • One illuminated float light
  • One B-I fire extinguisher
  • Five B-II fire extinguishers
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals
  • Fire Ax
  • Three fire stations including: three approved rubber lined hoses with brass or bronze fittings, three brass or bronze nozzles, three brass or bronze hose bibs


  • Exterior coating: Paint
  • Bottom Paint:
  • Exterior decks: non skid
  • Interior decks:
    • Salon: carpet
    • Heads: ceramic
    • Galley: quarry tile
    • Bar: quarry tile
    • Wheelhouse: Carpet
  • Headliner: tin type
  • Interior Bulkheads:
    • Salon: FRP
    • Heads: paint
    • Galley: paint


The CELEBRATION LADY went thru a major renovation in 2006. All exterior windows were replaced with thermo pane tinted units, new couplings, cutlass bearings, rudders, new fire and sewage pumps, new light fixtures, drapes, wall coverings. She is in very good condition. The vessel is well suited for sightseeing, dinner and charter cruises.