MV Proud Mary is a purpose-built boutique cruising vessel providing an intimate and friendly atmosphere and offering a true insight into South Australia’s bushland and our most famous river, the mighty Murray.
Departing from Murray Bridge, just one hour out of Adelaide, the Proud Mary caters for a maximum of just 36 passengers and provides the ideal environment for passengers to explore, experience, indulge and discover all the River has to offer.
The well appointed bar, lounge and dining areas provide the prefect location for indulging in the culinary delights of our resident chefs, while viewing the passing scenery.
Proud Mary was designed by Naval Architect, Mr Peter James, and built by Ron Proud who owned the Berri Ship Building Company in 1981. It was purposely built with a shallow draft, allowing the vessel to safely navigate shallow sections of the river. The style of the vessel evokes the legendary Mississippi river cruisers and the original paddle steamers that shaped the successful development of this part of the Murray River – and in fact, South Australia - through industrious trading in the 1800s.
MV Proud Mary was refurbished under its current owners. The vessel produces its own power from onboard generators and wastewater is stored onboard then removed when in port in accordance with environmental guidelines.
The Proud Mary has 3 deck levels namely the River Deck, View Deck & Sun Deck. It boasts 18 spacious river-view cabins, each with a twin or double bed configuration.