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M/V "LIBERTY BELLE"

  

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Press Release

November 18, 1997

The 600 passenger LIBERTY BELLE operates as a Dinner/Cruise Vessel in Philadelphia. The 140'x40' vessel was designed by DeJong & Lebet, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, and was the fifth Dinner/Cruise Vessel designed by the firm to be delivered in 1997. The vessel was built on site in Philadelphia by On-Site Marine Construction, and completed by then Owners Mickey and Chuck Hindermyer.

This vessel is certificated by the U.S. Coast Guard under subchapter K, admeasuring at less than 100 Gross Tons. The vessel's Main Deck dining room features extra-high ceilings and an aft Mezzanine dining area. This allows the large (650 sq.ft.) full service galley to fit below the Mezzanine, for a full-length Main Deck dining room. Innovative tonnage design allowed the below decks to be used for galley, engine room, storeroom and heads as well as tankage.

The vessel features two (2) additional dining rooms on the Boiler Deck and Hurricane deck. The vessel can accommodate 400 diners comfortably, with three (3) separate functions simultaneously. All decks are served by a dumbwaiter to the galley. There is also a large exterior deck area on the Hurricane Deck for enjoying the scenery. The large Pilot House sits atop the Texas Roof for excellent visibility. The 20 ft. diameter paddlewheel is decorative.

 

 

Vessel Specifications :

Length: ....................................................................................................140 ft.

Beam:.....................................................................................................40 ft.

Depth (molded):.....................................................................................10.75 ft.

Maximum Draft:........................................................................................6.5 ft.

Main Propulsion:..................(2) Detroit Diesel 8V-71N's 305 hp. @ 2,100 rpm

Engine Provider.....................................................................Johnston & Towers

Service Power:.................Detroit Diesel 8V-71N 200Kw Gensets 480 vac, 3-ph

Marine Gear:..........................................................................Twin Disc MG-509

Propellers:....................................................................................Ellis Propeller

Steering System:.....................................................................Custom Hydraulics

Keel Coolers............................................................Walter Machinery Company

Doors...............................................................................Henges Manufacturing

Speed:.....................................................................................................10 Knots

Hull Construction:........................................................................................Steel

Crew Capacity:..........................................................................................50 Crew

Passenger Capacity:.....................................................................600 Passengers

Fuel Capacity:..................................................................................4,900 gallons

Fresh Water Capacity:....................................................................5,300 gallons

Holding Capacity:..............................................................5,100 gallons holding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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