Maiden Voyage for the Indian River
Merritt Island Fl - Island Boat Lines newest vessel to their fleet
"M.V Indian River Queen", a 99 foot, triple deck paddle
wheel vessel. She
successfully completed her maiden voyage on November 27th, 2004.
The maiden voyage happened to be a beautiful wedding. Although
it was the
maiden voyage of the "Queen", the evening was all about
the Bride & Groom.
The couple was married onboard the "Queen" by the Queen's
James Georges. Following the ceremony the newly weds and their
their journey together on a moonlight cruise of the Indian River.
choice of music was a string quartet that was dressed in formal
century costumes and played elegant string music throughout the
They accented the vintage attire of the "Queen" and set
the mood for the
event. The Bride also arranged to have a DJ act as the master of
as well as provide additional music when the band took their breaks.
Both of the Queen's full service bar's were open throughout the
Butlerred hors d'oeuvres were served as soon as the guest arrived.
ceremony a sit down dinner catered by "Catering for all Occasions" was
served on the first and second deck. After dinner the guest joined
& Groom in the "Queen's Room" for the cake cutting
spiked coffee's were served on the second deck at the coffee shop, "
Jims Java". The guest danced and celebrated with the Bride & Groom
throughout the evening.
The "Queen" is more beautiful then I ever expected",
said Owner & founder
of Island Boat Lines, Penny Flaherty, "I am obviously very
proud of how
turned out". My Crew and I have been working for two long
years for this
day. It has been a very challenging project, one that few would
on. "So they say!" For those who had the opportunity
to see the "Queen" at
the beginning of the project will be fascinated when they see her
charm and beauty she will bring back to the river is very rewarding." Penny
use to refer to the QUEEN as her "Diamond in the Rough." Now
"Queen" shines on her own, in full glory!
During the renovation project the "Indian River Queen" has
brand new paddlewheel, new railings, repaired decking, new fresh
holding tanks, new plumbing, hydraulic bow thrusters, new generator,
upgraded fire fighting systems, art-deco paint and furnishings.
stair cases & doors have been widened and rebuilt to meet today's
The Queen has also be equipped with state of the art sound system.
Captain's wheel house has also been totally refitted. The Queens
been redecorated with a granite & copper full service bar named "Penny's
Bar", a dance floor, new carpet, display shelves, catering
prep area and
transformable seating to
accommodate numerous seating plans for the variety of special events
Queen specializes in.
The Queen is certified to carry up to 260 passengers. The events
"Queen" will specialize in are weddings, reunions, Corporate
fund-raisers, group tours and shore excursions. Special tours will
to the public on a first come basis such as FOURTH OF JULY, VALENTINES
MOTHERS & FATHERS DAY ETC. Availability for these events will
the website www.islandboatlines.com
Currently the "Queen" is docked at the TELEMAR BAY MARINA:
River Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, Fl 32937
We are focusing on remaining in the south part of Brevard County,
majority of our business seems to be coming from the Melbourne
that would like to book an event on the "Indian River Queen" should
"Island Boat Lines" (321) 454-7414 to confirm their reservations.
Boat Lines will be holding an open house and christening celebrations
the holidays. There is still availability for holiday parties.
A NEW YEARS EVE PARTY is currently being planed. Tickets will be
on a first come basis. We do not plan to advertise this event since
expect it to sell out quickly. Said Penny (The boat Lady). Anyone
would like to make a reservation for the New Years Eve Party Cruise
encouraged to do so now. The New Years Eve Party Cruise will begin
boarding at 9:00 pm, Departure at 9:30, hors d'oeuvres and live
throughout the evening, OPEN BAR during the entire cruise with
served at MIDNIGHT The "Queen will return to the dock at 12:30
passengers time to disembark by 1:00 am 2005. The cost is $150
Limited to 200 passengers.
For additional information call:
S. Flaherty (The boat lady)
(321) 454-7414 fax & office Cell: (321)302-0544
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