Jungle Princess Completed for Great American Riverboat Cruises

Wednesday, November 21, 2001
Jungle Princess Completed for Great American Riverboat Cruises The passenger vessel, Jungle Princess, was recently completed for Great American Riverboat Cruises, Myrtle Beach, S.C. The vessel features a tropical jungle theme for both interior and exterior, including real and painted palm trees, and exterior sides painted with tropical birds, monkeys, and the jungle theme.

Design and Engineering services were provided by DeJong & Lebet, Inc. Naval Architects, Jacksonville, Fla. The vessel was partially completed at Freeport Shipbuilding, with the deckhouse and other items completed by the owner in Myrtle Beach.

The Jungle Princess measures 64 x 24ft., and is U.S. Coast Guard certificated under Subchapter T. She features two enclosed passenger decks, with a Third Level open passenger deck, as well as the pilothouse. The vessel was certified in two operational modes. In the dinner cruise mode, the vessel can carry 150 passengers. In the video poker mode, the vessel can carry 70 video poker machines and 75 passengers. Corbin Dozier Designs of Myrtle Beach designed the jungle theme and layouts for the vessel. The Jungle Princess is powered by a pair of rebuilt Detroit Diesel 6-71’s Electrical power is provided by a pair of 20 kW Detroit Diesel 2-71 generator sets.

Dejong & Lebet, Inc. currently has two other dinner cruise vessels under construction. They have delivered three other passenger vessels this year, including a 120 ft. overnight/excursion vessel, a 60 ft. 27 mph aluminum catamaran, and a 70 ft. charter yacht certification.


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