Top 50 index 2018

This register lists vessels of interest to professional mariners completed by North American shipyards in the year ended Sept. 1, 2017. In the case of sister vessels built by the same yard, we list only one.

Adams Lake II, 92’
Cable ferry
Designer/builder: WaterBridge Steel, Nakusp, British Columbia
Owner/operator: Province of British Columbia, Victoria, B.C./WaterBridge Ferries, Nakusp, B.C.

Alexander S. McCall, 180’
Crew boat
Designer/builder: Neuville Boat Works, New Iberia, La.
Owner/operator: SEACOR Marine, New Orleans, La.

American Constellation, 239’
Cruise ship
Designer/builder: Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, Md.
Owner/operator: American Cruise Lines, Guilford, Conn.

American Endurance, 600’
Product tanker
Designer/builder: Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea/Philly Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pa.
Owner/operator: American Petroleum Tankers, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

Andrew J. Downing, 28’
Designer/builder: Lake Assault Boats, Superior, Wis.
Owner/operator: Newburgh Fire Department, Newburgh, N.Y.

Araho, 194’
Factory trawler
Designer/builder: Skipsteknisk AS, Aalesund, Norway/Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City, Fla.
Owner/operator: O’Hara Corp., Rockland, Maine

Atlin, 49’
Tour boat
Designer/builder: Coastwise Corp., Anchorage, Alaska/Bay Weld Boats, Homer, Alaska
Owner/operator: Juneau Whale Watch, Juneau, Alaska

Black Gold, 125’
Designer/builder: Westport Yachts, Westport, Wash.
Owner/operator: Private

Boat 5, 32’
Designer/builder: MetalCraft Marine, Cape Vincent, N.Y.
Owner/operator: Charlestown Fire Company, Cecil County, Md.

Calypso, 70’
Tour boat
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Belrose, Australia/Navatek Boat Builders, Honolulu, Hawaii
Owner/operator: Quicksilver Charters, Lahaina, Hawaii

Catlett, 61’
Survey vessel
Designer/builder: Technology Associates, New Orleans, La.
Owner/operator: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Md.

Chimacum, 362’
Passenger/vehicle ferry
Designer/builder: Guido Perla & Associates, Seattle, Wash./Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, Wash.; Jesse Engineering, Tacoma, Wash.; and Vigor, Seattle, Wash.
Owner/operator: Washington State Ferries, Seattle

Circle Line Bronx, 165’
Sightseeing vessel
Designer/builder: DeJong and Lebet N.A., Jacksonville, Fla./ Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, Mass.
Owner/operator: Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, New York

CUNY I, 65’
Research vessel
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Belrose, Australia/Derecktor Shipyards, Mamaroneck, N.Y.
Owner/operator: Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Edward V. Kramer, 118’
Passenger-vehicle ferry
Designer/builder: C. Fly Marine Services, Mandeville, La./Gulfstream Shipbuilding, Freeport, Fla.
Owner/operator: Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, Orient Point, N.Y.

Elizabeth River Ferry IV, 78’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: BMT Designers & Planners, Alexandria, Va./Armstrong Marine, Swansboro, N.C.
Owner/operator: Hampton Roads Transit, Hampton, Va.

Fast Lion, 175’
Crew boat
Designer/builder: Breaux Bros., Loreauville, La.
Owner/operator: Edison Chouest Offshore, Cut Off, La.

Grand Master II, 190’
Landing craft
Designer/builder: St. Johns Ship Building, Palatka, Fla.
Owner/operator: Bahamas Ferries, Nassau, Bahamas

Grey Lady IV, 153’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Belrose, Australia/Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, Mass.
Owner/operator: Hy-Line Cruises, Hyannis, Mass.

Guardian, 21’
Designer/builder: Lake Assault Boats, Superior, Wis.
Owner/operator: Waconia Fire Department, Waconia, Minn.

H 201, 85’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Belrose, Australia/Horizon Shipbuilding, Bayou La Batre, La.
Owner/operator: Hornblower NYC Ferry, New York, N.Y.

Harvest, 508’
Liquefied ammonia barge
Designer/builder: Vigor, Seattle, Wash.
Owner/operator: The Mosaic Co., Plymouth, Minn./Savage Cos., Midvale, Utah

Harvey Freedom, 302’
Dual-fuel offshore supply vessel
Designer/builder: Vard, Alesund, Norway/Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, Gulfport, Miss.
Owner/operator: Harvey Gulf International Marine, New Orleans, La.

H.R. Spies, 64’
Survey vessel
Designer/builder: Teknicraft Design Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand/All American Marine, Bellingham, Wash.
Owner/operator: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia, Pa.

Huron Spirit, 53’
Pilot boat
Designer/builder: C. Raymond Hunt Associates, New Bedford, Mass./Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, Mass.
Owner/operator: Lakes Pilots Association, Port Huron, Mich.

Hydrus, 135’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Belrose, Australia/Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, Wash., and Kvichak Marine (Vigor), Seattle, Wash.
Owner/operator: Water Emergency Transportation Authority, San Francisco, Calif.

Island Explorer 5, 91’
Tour boat
Designer/builder: One2three Naval Architects, Kogarah, Australia/Mavrik Marine, La Conner, Wash.
Owner/operator: Island Adventures Inc., Anacortes, Wash.

J.L. O’Brien, 95’
Oil spill response vessel
Designer/builder: Midship Marine Inc., Harvey, La.
Owner/operator: Clean Gulf Associates, New Orleans, La.

Key’s Anthem, 55’
Water taxi
Designer/builder: Maritime Applied Physics Corp., Baltimore, Md.
Owner/operator: Sagamore Ventures, Baltimore/Baltimore Water Taxi

Liam J. McCall, 194’
Fast supply vessel
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Lafayette, La./Gulf Craft, Franklin, La.
Owner/operator: SEACOR Marine, Houma, La.

Liberty, 610’
Product tanker
Designer/builder: Daewoo Ship Engineering Co., Busan, South Korea/General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego, Calif.
Owner/operator: SEA-Vista LLC, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Marine 2, 38’
Patrol boat
Designer/builder: Silver Ships, Theodore, Ala.
Owner/operator: East Hampton (N.Y.) Town Police Department, East Hampton Town Marine Patrol, Montauk Fire Department

Marine 4, 27’
Patrol boat
Designer/builder: Life Proof Boats, Bremerton, Wash.
Owner/operator: Cornelius Police Department, Cornelius, N.C.

Muchos Mas, 145’
Designer/builder: Jack W. Sarin Naval Architects, Bainbridge Island, Wash., and JQB Design, Seattle, Wash./Crescent Custom Yachts, Richmond, British Columbia
Owner/operator: Private

National Geographic Quest, 239’
Cruise ship
Designers/builder: Jensen Maritime Consultants, Seattle, Wash./Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, Wash.
Owner/operator: Lindblad Expedition Holdings, New York, N.Y.

OneDREAM, 407’
Oceangoing tank barge
Designer/builder: Elliott Bay Design Group, Seattle, Wash./Gunderson Marine, Portland, Ore.
Owner/operator: Harley Marine Services, Seattle, Wash.

Owls Head, 85’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Belrose, Australia/Metal Shark Boats, Jeanerette, La.
Owner/operator: Hornblower NYC Ferry, New York, N.Y.

Papa George, 45’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: Corinthian Catamarans, Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Owner/operator: Island Express Ferry Service, Beaufort, N.C.

Pelican Perch, 71’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: All American Marine, Bellingham, Wash.
Owner/operator: National Park Service/Gulf Islands National Seashore, Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Potomac Taxi I, 88’
Water taxi
Designer/builder: BMT Designers & Planners, Alexandria, Va./Metal Shark, Jeanerette, La.
Owner/operator: Potomac Riverboat Co., Alexandria, Va./Entertainment Cruises, Washington, D.C.

Potter Tide, 270’
Platform supply vessel
Designer/builder: Gulf Island Shipyards, Jennings, La.
Owner/operator: Tidewater Marine, New Orleans, La.

Robert C. Shinn Jr., 32’
Research vessel
Designer/builder: Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect, Victoria, British Columbia/Kanter Marine, St. Thomas, Ontario
Owner/operator: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring, Leeds Point, N.J.

Salish Sea Dream, 78’
Tour boat
Designer/builder: Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect, Victoria, British Columbia/Armstrong Marine, Port Angeles, Wash.
Owner/operator: Prince of Whales, Victoria, British Columbia

Sentinel, 60’
Research vessel
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Belrose, Australia/Vigor, Seattle, Wash.
Owner/operator: California Department of Water Resources

Sir Winston, 93’
Dinner boat
Designer/builder: Winston Knauss Marine, Indianapolis, Ind./Keith Marine, Palatka, Fla.
Owner/operator: Capt. Diane Knauss and Capt. Winston Knauss, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Sophie Masloff, 34’
Designer/builder: Lake Assault Boats, Superior, Wis.
Owner/operator: Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, Pittsburgh, Pa.

217, 185’
Dive support vessel
Designer/builder: A&B Industries, Amelia, La.
Owner/operator: C-Dive LLC, Houma, La.

USCGC Bailey Barco, 154’
Fast response cutter
Designer/builder: Damen Shipyards Group, Gorinchem, Netherlands/Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La.
Owner/operator: U.S. Coast Guard, Ketchikan, Alaska

USNS Yuma, 338’
Catamaran troop/equipment transport
Designer/builder: Austal USA, Mobile, Ala.
Owner/operator: U.S. Navy/Military Sealift Command

W.T. Hogarth, 78’
Research vessel
Designer/builder: Boksa Marine Design, Lithia, Fla./Duckworth Steel Boats, Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Owner/operator: Florida Institute of Oceanography, St. Petersburg, Fla.

By Professional Mariner Staff