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The motor vessel Schwyz during a trip on Lake Lucerne. Several fixed flags adorns the motor vessel. The Pilatus can be seen in the background.

Motor vessel Schwyz


Timelessly modern

MS Schwyz is an icon of 1950s shipbuilding. The harmonious design and tall appearance of this distinctive vessel is modelled after the great ocean liners of that era and brings understated grandeur to Lake Lucerne. In 2013, the vessel was tastefully refurbished, giving it a new interior that is a contemporary homage to the 1950s. This vessel is ideal for relaxed receptions with light aperitifs.

Special Features

Spacious main deck, ideal for dancing

Lots of outdoor seating with great sightlines

Excellent indoor seating on the 2nd deck, with wonderful views through large windows

Seating capacity

Main deck bow 44
Main deck stern 44
Upper deck bow 36

Upper deck 66
Total 190
Number of Salons 4

Technical data

Capacity 900 passengers
Crew 4 people
Ship type SGV Shipyard, Lucerne
Builder SGV-Werft Lucerne
Maiden voyage 18 July 1959

Overhauls 2013
Engine Diesel motor
Weight 267 t
Performance 551 KW
Total length 58.36 m
Total width 11.27 m

Infrastructure / Audio

Wheelchair toilet yes
Baby change yes
Play table for kids no

Loudspeakers yes
Audio Radio / CD
iPod yes
Wireless microphone yes
Electronic presentation equipment/beamer no
Start and finish in Lucerne - flat-rate prices for up to 180 people

Rates for passengers in addition to the quoted amount for the group: CHF 18.00/person for the first hour + CHF 3.00/person for each additional hour.

1 hour CHF 4'000.00
2 hours CHF 5'200.00
3 hours CHF 6'400.00
4 hours CHF 7'600.00
Every additional hour CHF 1'100.00