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Kaiser Franz Josef I   (Diesel, ex-steam)                                              Wolfgangsee, Austria

Above : Tied up at rhe dockyard at St Wolfgang prior to opening her 2023 season. Photo taken on May 17th 2023. Gordon Stewart

Built : 1872
Builders : Mayer Werft (Linz)
Length : 33.6 m
Engines : 2 cylinder steam by Machinenfabrik Chemnitz replaced by Klockner (KHD) geared diesel in 1954
Flush deck vessel

Now owned by the Salzkammergut Bahn GmbH. The company is a subsidiary of the city of Salzburg's energy, transport and telecommunications company, which bought the Wolfgangsee shipping services from the Austrian Railways in 2006.
Prior to the 2008 season, Kaiser Wilhelm I underwent a refurbishment which returned her in appearance to something like her 1908 condition, but a return to steam propulsion was ruled out on cost grounds.

Kaiser Franz Josef 1986 by Tony Hadley s.jpg
Photo taken in 1986 - by kind courtesy of Tony Hadley
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