Fast, elegant and quiet as she slips through the water, there are three decks with comfortable dining salons and sundecks with lounge chairs to sightsee or snooze in the sun. Air conditioned or heated for comfort in any season. The TWILIGHT designed and built by Captain Dennis Trone, is a replica of the lavish Victorian steamboats of a century ago. Her unique rounded stern and ornate architectural detailing are reminders of those classic riverboats Mark Twain called "Floating Palaces".
Built at LEEVAC shipyard in Jennings, Louisiana, the TWILIGHT was completed in April 1987. The main deck has a length of 126 feet and breadth of 30 feet. Her full load draft is 5' 6". The propulsion is twin screws, diesel-electric drive. The main propulsion engines are Cummins KTA-19, 510 horse power each, driving 450 KW generators. The propeller shafts are each driven by a General Electric traction motor. The propellers are Columbian bronze, 5 blade, 48" diameter. The fuel capacity is 3000 gallons in 2 integral fuel tanks. The TWILIGHT is annually inspected and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard.The TWILIGHT is exceptionally fast for a vessel of her type and handles quite well. Using the 65 horse power bow thruster and the twin screw configuration, this vessel can easily pivot 360 degrees in its own length and can be walked sideways. She has even been known to pull the occasional water skier.
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