Southern Belle


General Specifications

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Name Southern Belle
Style Packet
Builder Freeport Shipbuilding and Repair
Hull Displacement
USCG Certified Yes
USCG Dry Dock November 2017
Passenger Capacity 134
Gross Tonnage 48
Net Tonnage 32
Speed (approx.) Cruising: 4-6 mph @ 1000 RPM
Maximum: 8 mph @ 1400 RPM
Built 1983
LOA 63.3′
Beam 20′
Hull Depth 5.7′
Freeboard 4′
Draft Water 4′, Air 26′
U.S.C.G. Official Number 661234
Route Certification Lakes, Bays & Sounds
Hull Material Steel
Deckhouse Material Steel
Tank Capacities Fuel: 1,400 gallons-steel
Waste: 1,000 gallons-steel
Potable Water: 1,000 gallons-steel


The vessel provides main cabin access via two entry doors off the foredeck. The main deck is arranged with a beverage bar, dining table and chairs to port and starboard with a center aisle. The heads are fully aft on the centerline. A foredeck stairway offers access between the main and 01 decks. The 01 deck has a canopy and an open air deck for passengers, a beverage bar and the wheelhouse.


  • Control station with engine instrumentation (i.e., tachometer, engine oil pressure, ammeters, hour meters) and thruster controls
  • Morse clutch and throttle controls
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Brass fog bell
  • Ritchie compass
  • Two Perko 18” remote controlled searchlights
  • One windshield wiper
  • Two ICOM model M-55 VHF/FM marine radios with antennas
  • Uniden intercom system
  • Shure prologue public address system with 24 speakers
  • Sitex depth sounder
  • Furuno model 1935 (48 mile) radar with an array antenna

SALON (Main Deck)

  • 8 tables (24” x 24”) with laminated tops and fixed bases
  • 99 dining chairs (stacking)

BEVERAGE BARS (Main & 01 Decks)

  • Wood frame with shelves
  • Single partition sink
  • Ice bin
  • Manitowoc 800 lb. per day ice machine
  • Stainless steel speed rail
  • Popcorn machine
  • GE microwave oven


  • Ship service 35.0 kW Lima generator powered by Perkins marine diesel 4 cylinder NA keel cooled engine NEW 2012
  • Ship to shore power switch
  • Two 100 AMP shore outlet
  • 120 VAC lighting
  • 120 VAC duplex outlets
  • Three 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)


  • 5/15″ welded steel plate hull with transverse framing on 24” centers
  • The deckhouses are constructed of 1/4″ welded steel plate
  • Five watertight compartments formed by four transverse bulkhead
  • Boarding doors: one port and one starboard with one service entry aft on starboard
  • Wooster stair threads
  • Wynne aluminum frame windows (NEW 2014)
  • Deck fittings:
    Electrical: Port
    Waste: Aft
    Water: Starboard bow
    Fuel: Port bow


  • Two 8 cylinder NA 210 HP @ 2100 RPM Caterpillar model 3208 marine diesel engines, fuel filters, keel cooler
  • Dahl fuel and water separators
  • Engine hours: port 250/ Starboard 250 – January 2015 – rebuilt 2014
  • Twin Disc model 506 model 3 to 1 reverse reduction gears
  • Dry style exhaust silencers through stern
  • 32” four blade bronze propellers
  • Keel cooler system
  • 8 ton air conditioning system
  • 20 gallon water heater
  • Overboard sewage discharge pump – INOP


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

  • One water closet
  • One sink with faucet
  • Toilet paper dispenser
  • Hand towel
  • Exhaust fan


  • 158 type II adult size personal flotation devices (stowed in deck boxes)
  • 24 type II child size personal flotation devices (stowed in deck boxes)
  • 3 Jim Buoy 30” life rings
  • One illuminated float light
  • One B-I fire extinguisher
  • Four B-II fire extinguishers
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals
  • One fire station including: approved rubber lined hose with brass or bronze fittings


  • Exterior coating: Paint
  • Bottom Paint: Epoxy
  • Exterior decks: non skid
  • Interior decks:
    Salon: carpet
    Heads: Paint
    Galley: paint
    Bar: Paint
    Wheelhouse: Carpet
  • Headliner: Armstrong Ceramaguard
  • Interior Bulkheads:
    Salon: wood
    Heads: wood


The SOUTHERN BELLE is in very good condition. The vessel is well suited for sightseeing, dinner and charter cruises. The 28 Wynne windows will be installed prior to Closing.