From Holland, to Lucerne, to Bristol


Built by Molenaars Shipyard in Zaandam, Holland in 1973. She was built to work as a passenger vessel on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland. Her original name was Hertenstein. She was taken to Antwerp via the European inland waterway system in 1988 and re named Bagheera (the Black Panther from The Jungle Book) as she carried passengers to a Zoo near Antwerp. Bristol Packet brought Bagheera to Bristol via the Belgium and French canal system and then on a truck to Bristol in 2002.