Carolina Queen

Carolina Queen

Accommodations & Layout

The vessel is arranged with passenger boarding on the main deck aft of amidships port and starboard.  The main deck offers open dining seating and has heat and AC.  The snack bar/beverage bar is on the main deck fully aft along the centerline.    Access between the main and 01 decks is via stairway on port and starboard aft. The 01 deck offers open air space for viewing with curtains and a custom bar aft of amidships. The 02 deck offers open air space with a hard-top canopy for the passengers as well as location of the wheelhouse.


The CAROLINA BELLE is in very good condition having been well maintained by her current owner. The vessel is well suited for sightseeing, dinner and charter cruises.  The swing stage is in storage and will be provided at Closing.


Soda system is leased from the distributor.

General Specifications

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Style Steamer
Builder Blount
Hull Displacement
USCG Certified Yes
USCG Dry Dock 2020
Passenger Capacity 400
Dining Capacity
Gross Tonnage 95
Net Tonnage 73
Speed (approx.)
Built 1982
LOA 85′
LWL 82.3′
Beam 32′
Hull Depth 7.3′
Freeboard 3.3′
Draft Water 4.75′
Air Draft: 38′
U.S.C.G. Official Number


Route Certification Lakes, Bays & Sounds
Hull Material Steel
Deckhouse Material Steel
Tank Capacities Fuel: two 1,100 gal.-steel saddle tanks (total 2200 gals.)
Waste: 575 gal’s – MSD
Potable Water: 500 gallons


  • Control station with engine        instrumentation (i.e., tachometer, engine oil pressure, ammeters, hour meters)
  • Wing station – port
  • Brass fog bell
  • Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF/FM marine radio with antenna
  • Standard Horizon model HX 290 handheld VHF/FM marine radio
  • Furuno model TZT-12 multifunction display with closed Radome (NEW 2017)
  • John Hastie & Company Greenock wheel
  • Kobelt clutch and throttle controls (NEW 2016)
  • Kahlenberg air horn
  • AIS (NEW 2017
  • Ritchie Power Damp compass
  • AiPhone model TD-1H 2- station intercom systems
  • Insignia AM/FM tuner
  • Yamaha model EMX215 power mixer


  • Thirty (30”x30”) dining tables
  • 100 dining chairs


  • Ten tables (31” x 31”) dining tables
  • 100 aluminum chairs (NEW 2018)


  • Two single compartment stainless steel sinks
  • One two compartment stainless steel sink
  • One stainless steel ice bin
  • Glastender model ST48-S cooler
  • True model TBB-24-48G-LD cooler
  • True model AEA444OYXA cooler
  • Moffat model Turbo Fan 32 convection oven
  • Hoshizaki model KM-515MAH 400 lb. ice machine (NEW 2016)
  • Generous cabinets and countertop area


  • Four compartment stainless steel sink
  • One stainless steel ice bin
  • True model AEA444oYXA cooler (NEW 2018)
  • Bunn coffee machine
  • Lockable liquor storage areas


  • Two 62 kW International Electric generators each powered by a Detroit Diesel model 4-71 marine diesel engines
  • Hours: 1,500 port/1600 starboard – January 2019
  • 200 AMP shore outlet with 120 VAC lighting/outlets
  • Six 12 VDC 8D enclosed heavy duty batteries
  • Charles Charger 5000 series 40-amp charger
  • Promatic Pramatic 12-10P Promar Digital charger
  • Internationally approved navigation lights (i.e., port light, starboard light, stern light, masthead light, anchor light)


  • 3/8” welded steel plate hull
  • Six watertight compartments formed by five transverse bulkheads
  • Boarding doors: one port and one starboard amidships
  • Tinted one-piece exterior windows (NEW 2017)
  • Aluminum deck hates (NEW 2014)
  • Isinglass curtains on the 02 deck (NEW 2016)
  • Aluminum gangway (not installed)
  • 13 sets of kevels
  • Faux smokestacks
  • Deck fittings:
    • Electrical: Starboard aft
    • Water: port/starboard
    • Fuel: port/starboard
    • Waste: port/starboard


  • Twin Detroit Diesel model 8V-71 400 hp (starboard rebuilt in 2017)
  • Hours: 1,700 port, 1,700 starboard – January 2019
  • Twin Disc model MG 509 marine transmissions, 2.95:1 reduction (port NEW 2010)
  • 28” x 24 four blade bronze propellers (NEW 2016)
  • 3” stainless steel propeller shafts
  • International Comfort Products model RHS060H0CA0AAA 5-ton water cooled reverse cycle heat pump system (NEW 2013)
  • Frigidaire air cooled conditioning in the wheelhouse
  • Two 46.5-gallon Whirlpool water heaters


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

  • Toilet (1 in men’s, 2 in ladies)
  • Urinal (2 in men’s)
  • One sink with faucet
  • Extreme Air 1115 VAC hand dryer


  • 400 type I adult size personal flotation devices
  • 40 type I 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
  • Anchor (Primary and secondary)
  • Three fire stations including: three approved rubber lined hoses with brass or bronze fittings, three brass or bronze nozzles, five brass or bronze hose bibs
  • Fire pump (Gorman-Rupp) new 2017
  • Defibrillator and   first Aid Kit


  • Exterior coating: Two Part Epoxy
  • Bottom Paint:  Anti Foul Epoxy
  • Exterior decks: Non-Skid Epoxy
  • Interior decks:
    • Salon: carpet
    • Heads: Two Part Epoxy
    • Galley: Two Party Epoxy
    • Bar: Two Part Epoxy
    • Wheelhouse: Vinyl
  • Headliner: Acoustical
  • Interior Bulkheads: Paint