The 81 m long Natchez is the largest steamboat in the Mississippi fleet and has been plying the world’s third-longest river as a pleasure boat since 1975. She was named after an Indian tribe which lived on the banks of the mighty river in Mississippi. Mr. Alan L. Bates, the architect behind this unusual ship, travelled twice from Kentucky to Carinthia twice in order to offer Matthäus Jerina, the model maker, his expertise.
Materials superstructure: brass
Materials hull: polyester
Drive Wheel: 861 pieces
Time taken: 2,100 hours
Weight: 115 kg
Model maker: Matthäus Jerina (1995)