Case Study Short: Twilight River Cruises

A lot of people ride our boat because of how it looks on the inside. Mitsubishi Electric was the only manufacturer with an indoor unit, a ceiling cassette, that could fit between our 16-inch joists.

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Modeled after Victorian-era steamboats, the Riverboat Twilight (Twilight) offers one- and two-day cruises on the upper Mississippi River. With design and engineering support from Meier Electric, the Twilight replaced its 36-ton chiller with Zoned Comfort Solutions® from Mitsubishi Electric. The combination of ductless and ducted Mitsubishi Electric units reduced hundreds of comfort complaints per year down to zero. In addition to meeting the challenges of heating and cooling a vessel with large glass windows, the system’s EZ FIT™ Recessed Ceiling Cassettes fit precisely into the riverboat’s existing ceiling joists, which eliminated the need for structural changes during installation. Download the PDF below to read more.


Twilight River Cruises

Project Location: LeClaire, Iowa
Completion Date: February 2019

Project Team

Mitsubishi Electric Equipment Installed

  • (12) M-Series Multi-Zone Heat Pumps
  • (22) EZ FITTM Recessed Ceiling Cassettes
  • (3) SEZ Horizontal Ducted Indoor Units
Product Category
Ductless Systems
Additional Applications
Completion Date
February, 2019
Case Study Type
For Professionals
Text Box Type
energy savings/rebates/efficiency
retrofit/historic restoration

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