1st Stuttgart Party Raft – Facts
- Length: 25,55 m,
- Width: 9,8 m,
- Freebord: 1,15 m,
- Space on deck: 15,0 x 7,5 m.
The seating along the 1m high rail is fix-mounted. The inner table rows are mobile. It is possible to remove all inner tables. Because of this you'll get the space of more than 100 qm.
Entirely seated the raft provides room for 200 passengers. Depending on the need of space for (buffet, exhibits, seating etc.), the mentioned number of passengers can vary.
Further details see: The Idea – History, more photos: Gallery
- Extendable roofing: In case of bad weather a canvas may cover half of the deck, see the graphic.
- The raft is entered via pedestrian entrances on the long sides. If there is no suitable mooring available, the raft carries a movable jetty which can be laid out with a crane.
- On deck two high anchor piles are remarkable. If a mooring cannot be approached when stopping, they are helpful. In this case the anchor piles are lowered into the bottom of the river to anchor the raft. Now it cannot drift off, even in a current.
- In the aft area there are toilets, (handicapped accessible), the pantry for the drinks and food distribution and the staircase to the wheelhouse.
The skipper in charge is a long-time employee of the Neckar-Käpt'n. He's in possession of the bargeman's license.
For the well-being of the guests our qualified restaurant staff is providing, with many years of experience in the field of river cruising.
Extendable roofing, (yellow canvas)
Seating of the inner rows flexible
Virtual Tour: 1st Stuttgart Party Raft
You can explore our Wilhelma and the Party Raft with the help of the virtual tour. By clicking on the following image you will be redirected to the provider page. The Party Raft offers a lot of space with extendable partial roofing, mostly variable seating, grill on board and a wide access for large exhibits and decorations. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
This modern raft is a fully-fledged passenger ship, built according to the latest building regulations (2006), with certificate zone 3, approved for all European rivers.
The hull is a modern ship hull made of high-strength 6 mm shipbuilding steel. Above the waterline the hull is clad with 20 mm thick half timber from Canadian Hamlock wood, (from sustainable cultivation).
The drives and storage rooms are located in the lower deck. The raft is diesel-electrically driven with two Iveco engines, each with an output of 110 kW. They allow a maximum speed of 14 km/h. With its engine power, it can also be used on faster flowing rivers – without any problems. A lateral-thrust unit serves for better manoeuvrability.
The party raft complies with the latest safety and quality standards in shipbuilding. It is equipped with all legally required rescue equipment, as well as a DEFI, (defibrillator).
The 1st Stuttgart Party Raft was built at the shipyard center Mittelrhein in Remagen.