Empire Cruise Lines MV Mystère
The vessel, originally built at the Baldwinsville Boat Works facility was purchased from Old Forge Cruise Lines in Old Forge New York, and began its relocation process to the Syracuse area in December of 2007.
After nearly a month of travel over the highways of New York the vessel finally arrived at her new home port in Brewerton in January 2008 to begin her refit and complete renovation on her way to being renamed Mystère.
The extensive renovations involved the complete reconstruction of all her mechanical systems and fittings. The Mystère had complete replacement of all electrical systems, fire and safety systems and underwent 3 USCG inspections for her hull, structures and safety systems required to obtain her US Coast Guard Certification. Her new certifications and modifications allow Mystère to ply the waters under the jurisdiction of the US Coast Guard with unlimited Coastwise Service.
After serving with distinction for 3 years in the Syracuse region Mystère’s relocated to the Hudson Valley Region to begin service in 2011 in Poughkeepsie operated by Empire Cruiselines under the umbrella of Seaway Navigation and Tours, Ltd. with a new hailing port of City of Poughkeepsie.
M/V Mystère’s upgrades included:
- A new water cooled 11.5kW Cummins/Onan generator
- New interior lighting
- 2 new bathrooms
- New sound system
- Satellite radio
- The wheel house has be lifted by 8 inches
- A new radio communications system
- A new precision Raymarine radar for weather and vessel traffic
- A new depth finding and contour systems
- A new set of whistles
- New windows
- New carpeting
- New bar
- New furniture
- New fuel system
- New hydraulic systems
- New hydraulic systems
- New electrical system
- New fire suppression system
|Built in 1978 in New York State|
|USCG Certification and Inspection for 88 passengers + 3 crew|
|Gross tonnage: 44 tons|
|Net tonnage: 35|
|Last survey: 2008|
|Molded depth: 6.5’|
|Shell plating thickness: 3/16”|
|Headroom: Wheelhouse – 82”, Cabin – 81”, Engine room – 60”|
|Shaft size: (2) 1.5’ shafts|
|Engines: Twin 4.236 4 cylinder Perkins Diesels (236 cu. in)|
|Transmissions: Borg Warner Velvet Drive gears 2.5:1 ratio|
|Propellers: (2) 25” x 16” bronze (one RH and one LH)|
|Cruising speed: 10 knots|
|Generator: water cooled 11.5kW Cummins/Onan generator|
|Fuel capacity: 325 gal|
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