VIDEO: American Countess Cut in Half as Part of Planned Lengthening

By ,   November 7, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

American Queen Steamboat Company released its new time-lapse video of building progress on American Countess at Louisiana's Gulf Island Shipyard in Houma.

The 245-passenger riverboat, the 4th ship in the US-flagged fleet, is a paddlewheeler under construction using the existing hull of Kanesville Queen, a 1995-built former gaming vessel.

The boat was cut in 2 as part of the planned lengthening, via the addition of a 60ft mid-body section. Nearly 150 workers are involved in the project. 

A delivery date for American Countess to join American Duchess, American Empress and American Queen, will be announced in the coming months.