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Have you seen the new river barges that are being developed?  They were designed by a Houston based company named Metalab.  The fun new design has been being tested for the past few months and has now gone to production.  We think they look pretty great!

New River Barges Designed by Metalab

The colorful new river barges designed by METALAB.

The New River Barges

A total of 43 new barges are being built by Lake Assault Boats of Superior Wisconsin.  They are 27 feet long and 9 feet wide and are powered by 16 lithium batteries.We are excited to see more of them operating on the river soon!

A Short Video of the New River Barges

The new barges can be configured for a wide variety of uses including dining and cocktail cruises, parade configurations, as well as tour and taxi operations.  If you see one of the new boats on the water, feel free to share a photo or video on social media and use the hashtag, #NewBargeSA.  We look forward to seeing them soon!


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  • Jane Lowenhaupt

    How many people can be seated for dinner party. The former was we people. Restaurants are reluctant to book dinner cruises because of the appeal over management selection and fear of glitches. We wanted to schedule a dinner cruisefor first weekend in Bov but were ascised to move event to Sept but that is impossible and the affect of the appeal and possible glitches could turn our 50th wedding anniversary Are the same experienced river proletariat arewill there be a new set of puolets. The old should be allowed to continue runnng on a month to month basis, until the appeal is settled and public has conidence of a nice event- We can’t even plan on a definite number because we are told by the restaurant, the new bolts are smaller. Now we have no venue for our out of town and local guests. Really stinky

    • Admin at Post author

      A river boat configured for dining holds a maximum of 20 people but most recommend 16 to 18 for comfort. There is some question as to when the new river barges will be delivered and start operating on the river. The official answer is October 1st but we have heard that there may be delays. We are sorry that it is affecting your plans.