River Queen

River Queen

Accommodations & Layout

The vessel is arranged with dual entry doors forward. The heads are off the foredeck port and starboard. The beverage bar is forward situated between the entry doors. The open main deck offers flexibility as to layout. The 01 deck provides open air space for passengers. An exterior stairway forward provides access between the main and 01 decks. The galley is on the 01 deck below the wheelhouse which is forward on the 02 deck.


The RIVER QUEEN is in good condition.  She offers a first class and spacious experience for her passengers. 


General Specifications

Name River Queen
Style Paddlewheeler (faux)
Builder East Bay Boatworks, Harkers Island
Hull Displacement
USCG Certified Yes
USCG Dry Dock June 2021
Passenger Capacity 127
Dinning Capacity
Gross Tonnage 69
Net Tonnage 55
Speed (approx.) 6-7 kt @ 1,100 RPM
Built 1993
LOA 86.5′
LWL 64.9′
Beam 25.6′
Hull Depth 6.2′
Draft Water: 4′ Air: 40’/30′ with stack lowered
Route Certification Lakes, Bays & Sounds plus Limited Coastwise. Not more than 20 Nautical Miles from a Safe Harbor of Refuge.
Hull Material Wood
Deckhouse Material Wood
Tank Capacities Fuel: 420 gallons
Waste: 1,000 gallons
Potable Water: 500 gallons


  • Control station with engine instrumentation (i.e., tachometer, engine oil pressure, ammeters, hour meters)
  • Hydraulic steering system
  • Glendenning top mount control head clutch and throttle controls
  • Glendenning handheld remote
  • Hynautic hydraulic clutch and throttle controls system – back up (IN OP)
  • Helm seat
  • Fog bell
  • Duplex horn
  • Rayline model 43630 remote controlled searchlight
  • Shipmate rudder indicator
  • Windshield wiper
  • Ritchie magnetic compass
  • Garmin model GNX 20 multi-instrument wind detector
  • Raytheon model RAY430 loud hailer
  • Furuno model LS4100 depth sounder
  • Two ICOM model IC-M412 VHF/FM marine radios with antennas
  • JRC Model 1000 LCD radar system
  • Standard HOr4izon model CP160 chart plotter
  • Furuno model GP39 GPS/WAAS Navigator
  • CCTV with DVR


  • 16 tables (30” x 30”)
  • 64 padded stacking chairs


  • 12 tables (35.5” x 35.5”)
  • 48 stacking chairs
  • 10 stacking chairs with navy sling seat


  • Heat Max warmer
  • Kool It Refrigerator
  • Stainless steel can cooler
  • Stainless steel single partition sink
  • Axis convection oven


  • Migali glass door refrigerator
  • Continental horizontal flat top bottle cooler
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Stainless steel handwashing sink


  • Two 35.0 kW Cummins generators each powered by a dedicated John Deere model 4039DFM01 marine diesel engine with fuel filter, seawater strainer and seacock –
  • Hours – port: 6,814, starboard 7,063 February 2021
  • Ship to shore power switch
  • 100 AMP/ 240 VAC shore power service
  • 50’ 100 AMP/ 240 VAC power cord
  • 115 VAC exterior and interior perimeter lighting
  • 120 VAC/12 VDC lighting
  • 120 VAC duplex outlets
  • Four 12 VDC 8D enclosed heavy-duty batteries
  • Perko battery isolation switch
  • Dolphin Pro 12.70 90-amp battery charger
  • FHP water cooled reverse cycle heat pump system
  • GE air conditioner – wheelhouse
  • Buell (12 VDC) air compressor with 3-gallon tank (air horn)
  • 12 VDC manifold bilge alarm system
  • Internationally approved navigation lights (i.e., port light, starboard light, stern light, masthead light, anchor light)


  • Wood hull and superstructure
  • Six watertight compartments formed by five transverse bulkheads
  • Boarding gates: three
  • Hardtop 01 deck canopy
  • Two faux smokestacks
  • Six 8” kevels
  • Deck fittings:
    Electrical:       port/star
    Waste:             port
    Water:             starboard
    Fuel:               port/star


  • Two 6-cylinder 250 HP John Deere model 6076AFM marine diesel engines, fuel filters, seawater strainers with seacocks
  • Engine hours: 12,360 port, and 520 January 2021 – starboard rebuilt 2019
  • Twin Disc model MG5061 2.43:1 reverse reduction gear
  • Stainless steel propeller shafts
  • 3 blade bronze 32” x 24” pitch propellers
  • Engine room insulation
  • Rudd 40-gallon water heater


  • The vessel is equipped with two heads each containing:
    • One toilet
    • One sink with an automatic shutoff faucet
    • Toilet paper dispenser
    • Paper towel dispenser
    • Koala Kare changing station


  • 162 type I adult size personal flotation devices
  • 14 type I child size personal flotation devices
  • One 30” life ring one with line
  • One B-I chemical fire extinguisher
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals
  • Two fire stations including: two 2” UL approved rubber lined hoses with brass or bronze fittings, two brass or bronze nozzles, two brass or bronze hose bibs. The bilge pump system operates the fire system also
  • Fire axe
  • Danforth style anchor


  • Exterior coating: Coating
  • Exterior decks: Nonskid
  • Interior decks:
    Salon:  Wood
    Heads: Vinyl
    Galley: Non-Skid
    Bar: Nonskid
    Wheelhouse: Carpeting
  • Headliner: Wood
  • Interior Bulkheads:
    Salon: Wood panel
    Heads: Wall covering
    Galley: Panel