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LS Stäfa LS Steinschiff

The JMS welcomes you on board

Are you planning a one-off event? A company, club or family celebration with a round trip on Lake Zurich? Surprise your guests with a unique ambience on our party ships.

Experience your event on the water and enjoy the fascinating surroundings. You can determine your own route, define your mooring, seating options and the necessary furniture.

From gravel barge to passenger vessel – the history of our party boats

Waterways and waterbodies have been important transport routes for goods ever since the middle ages and before. Prior to the introduction of railways during the 19th century, local transport of both industrial goods and passengers usually involved boats travelling Lake Zurich.

Locally known as ‘Ledischiffe’, in Central Switzerland sometimes also as ‘Nauen’, these types of vessels are still used to carry bulk freight (often grit or gravel) across lakes and along rivers. JMS-Gruppe has in recent years converted two such former cargo boats, both with a service record of well over a hundred years, into passenger vessels, now being operated as party boats for rental.

1909

LS Stäfa is constructed as a wooden boat in Uerikon, Lake Zürich.

1912

The ship was built in wood by the Sutter shipyard in Meilen.

1929

The boat becomes the property of the newly founded Müller & Cie. Schmerikon, which will eventually become Johann Müller AG.nDue to its flat loading floor, the boat is predominantly used to transport stone blocks and quarry stones.

1955

The boat is converted from a wooden into a steel vessel at the Ziegelhof boatyard in Schmerikon.

1980

LS Stäfa loading 200 tons of sand and gravel at the Grynau plant.

1990

The stone ship is only used for passenger transport and is equipped with a tarpaulin superstructure.

2006

LS Stäfa is re-invented and re-purposed once again, this time from a cargo boat for gravel and sand to a state-of-the art party and event boat.

2019

In January 2019, LS Stäfa is lifted into drydock for a complete renovation. Renovated and restored to new splendour, the boat is re-launched in April 2019.

Chart a course to an unforgettable event

You have an idea – we provide the venue. Whether you would like to escape the daily grind, hold meetings on your very own island or simply long to savour the sea air in a relaxed setting: We take pride in offering you an individually tailored service!

Choose your route

Whether you book a round trip or single trip, we will take you and your guests all around Lake Zurich.

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Choose your equipment and chair arrangement

We offer various types of chair arrangements for your event.

Choose your catering service

You have a choice between arranging your own catering or employing a catering service. We will be happy to provide recommendations upon request.

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Choose your experience

Create unique moments and memories to share with friends and family.

We offer personal advice to make your event an unforgettable one.

Book now to reserve your desired date and celebrate a special occasion with an enjoyable trip on one of our party boats.

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