Niagara Belle

General Specifications

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NameNiagara Belle
ArchitectJohn Mathan, NA
BuilderHike Metal
Transport Canada CertifiedYes
Transport Canada Dry DockDecember 2015
Passenger Capacity119
Dining Capacity100
Gross Tonnage195.11
Net Tonnage157.86
Speed (approx.)Cruising: 8 mph @ 1500 RPM
Max: 11 mph @ 2000 RPM
Hull Depth8′
DraftWater:4’10”; Air:35’
Class of VoyageShelter Waters
Registry Number330306
Hull MaterialSteel
Deckhouse MaterialSteel
Tank CapacitiesFuel: 700 gallons-steel
Waste: 500 gallons-steel
Grey Water: 27 gallons
Bilge Water Containment: 100 gallons
Potable Water: 400 gallons


  • Control station with engine instrumentation (i.e., tachometer, engine oil pressure, ammeters, hour meters
  • Air horn
  • Uniflex Power A Mark II dual controls (NEW 2015)
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Wagner rudder indicator
  • 12” Brass fog bell
  • Plastimo 5” binnacle mount compass
  • Marinco model SPL 10” remote controlled searchlight
  • One windshield wiper
  • RayMarine VHF/FM marine radio with antenna
  • Paradigm public address system with 20 speakers
  • RayMarine depth sounder
  • Furuno (25 mile) radar with an array antenna
  • Paradigm intercom system (integrated with a/v system)
  • Bogen wireless microphone system

SALON (Main Deck)

  • 50 tables (24” x 30”) with laminated tops and fixed bases
  • 100 dining chairs (stacking) – NEW 2014
  • Buffet station (30” x 120”)

GALLEY (Main Deck)

  • One 1 door True refrigerator
  • One 2 door True refrigerator
  • True food warmer
  • Double Garland stacked convection oven
  • One compartment stainless steel sink
  • Stainless steel single partition hand washing sink
  • Apex single rack dishwashing system
  • 400 CFM ventilation fan
  • China, cutlery & glassware for 100

BEVERAGE BAR (01 deck)

  • Steel base, wood frame, solid granite top, mirror back with shelves
  • Two partition stainless steel sink
  • Two door Beverage Air cooler
  • Beverage Air three door cooler
  • Ice bin
  • Beverage dispensing system
  • Manitowoc ice machine
  • Vacu-Clean glass washing system
  • Overhead glass racks
  • Bunn coffee machine
  • Glassware & utensils


  • 50 kW 220 VAC 60 HZ generator powered by Perkins model 1004-4 (90 hp) marine diesel 4-cylinder engine (engine hours January 2018 1,045) – rebuilt 2014
  • 25.0 kW 220 VAC 60 HZ generator powered by John Deere model 4219 DE 01(68 hp) marine diesel 4-cylinder engine (engine hours September 2016 – 1,003) – rebuilt 2014
  • Ship to shore power switch
  • One 200 AMP 220 VAC single phase shore outlet
  • Main distribution and sub panels and wiring new 2014
  • 120 VAC LED lighting
  • 120 VAC duplex outlets
  • Four 12 VDC 8D enclosed heavy duty batteries
  • Xantrex Freedom model 458 2,000 watt inverter/charger
  • Perko battery isolation switch
  • Marinco 20-amp battery chargers with DC meters
  • Internationally approved navigation lights Perko 1300 series double lens (i.e., port light, starboard light, stern light, masthead light, anchor light and Perko 1100 NUC lights)


  • 3/16” welded steel plate hull with transverse framing on 16” centers
  • The deckhouses are constructed of 3/16” welded steel plate
  • 6 watertight compartments formed by 5 transverse bulkheads
  • Boarding doors: two port and two starboard
  • Wooster stair threads
  • Deck fittings:
    Electrical: Port
    Waste: Starboard
    Water: Starboard
    Fuel: Starboard/Mid


  • Two 6 cylinder 220 HP @ 1850 RPM Cummins model 6CTA 8.3M220 marine diesel engines, fuel filters
  • Racor fuel and water separators
  • Engine hours: port 988/ Starboard 988 – January 2018. Engines NEW 2014 – Tier II
  • Twin Disc MG 506 model 2.91:1 reverse reduction gears
  • Wet style exhaust silencers through stern
  • 32” x 35 pitch 4 blade bronze propellers
  • 2 ½” diameter stainless steel propeller shafts
  • Primary bilge pump electric 70 GPM, secondary pump 3 hp 70 GPM
  • Century eight-ton air cooled heat pump systems (NEW 2014)
  • 60-gallon and 30-gallon (dishwasher) water heaters
  • One 9’ diameter x 6’ wide paddlewheel

The vessel is equipped with three heads on the main deck and four on the 01 deck (one is for crew), each containing the following:

  • One Raritan electric toilet
  • One sink with faucet
  • Toilet paper dispenser
  • Hand towel
  • Exhaust fan


  • 150 type II adult size personal flotation devices (stowed in deck boxes)
  • 15 type II child size personal flotation devices (stowed in deck boxes)
  • First aid kit
  • 4 Jim Buoy 30” life rings
  • One illuminated float light
  • Two 45-person life rafts and One 37-person life raft
  • One B-I fire extinguisher
  • Five B-II fire extinguishers
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals
  • Three fire Axes
  • Five fire stations including: five approved rubber lined hoses with brass or bronze fittings, five brass or bronze nozzles, five brass or bronze hose bibs
  • Primary fire pump – 3 hp electric 70 gpm, secondary pump 9 hp diesel powered 70 gpm
  • Kidde CO 2 systems (NEW 2014)
  • Ansul model IQ318 fire detection systems (NEW 2014)


  • Exterior coating: Americoat
  • Bottom Paint: Americoat
  • Exterior decks: non-skid
  • Interior decks:
    Salon: carpet and vinyl
    Heads: Vinyl
    Galley: non-slip vinyl
    Bar: Vinyl
    Wheelhouse: Carpet
  • Headliner: Armstrong acoustic tile
  • Interior Bulkheads:
    Salon: wall covering/paint and fabric
    Heads: wall paint
    Galley: Americoat

Accommodations & Layout

The vessel is arranged with boarding off the main deck.  The galley is fully forward on the main deck, dining seating and then the female head fully aft on starboard and the male head aft on port.  Access between the main and 01 decks is provided via an exterior stairway forward and an interior stairway aft on the centerline.  The 01 deck provides for dining seating with a mail head aft on port and two female heads aft on the centerline.  The beverage bar is aft on starboard.  There are two exterior stairways aft, port and starboard, that provide access between the 01 and 02 decks.  The 02 deck offers open air pace for passengers, a beverage bar and the wheelhouse.


The NIAGARA BELLE is in very good condition. She underwent a major renovation and update in 2014.  The vessel is well suited for sightseeing, dinner and charter cruises.


Dishwashing and glass washing systems are on lease.