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Nov 5, 2018 11:15 AM

This register lists vessels of interest to professional mariners completed by North American shipyards in the year ended Sept. 1, 2018. In the case of sister vessels built by the same yard, we list only one.

Acadia Explorer, 95’
Tour boat
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Belrose, Australia/Gulf Craft, Franklin, La.
Owner/operator: Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co., Bar Harbor, Maine

Amadeo Saenz Jr., 161’
Passenger-vehicle ferry
Designer/builder: Elliott Bay Design Group, Seattle, Wash./Southwest Shipyard L.P., Houston, Texas
Owner/operator: Texas Department of Transportation, Port Aransas, Texas

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

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

American Song, 269’
Cruise ship
Designer/builder: Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, Md.
Owner/operator: American Cruise Lines, Guilford, Conn.

Argo, 135’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Belrose, Australia/Vigor, Seattle, Wash.
Owner/operator: Water Emergency Transportation Authority, San Francisco, Calif.

Armand Imbeau II, 302’
LNG-powered ferry
Designer/builder: Concept Naval, Quebec City, Quebec, and STX Canada Marine, Vancouver, British Columbia/Davie Shipbuilding, Levis, Quebec
Owner/operator: Societe des Traversiers du Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec

Assistant, 52’
Pilot boat
Designer/builder: C. Raymond Hunt Associates, New Bedford, Mass./Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, Mass.
Owner/operator: Delta Launch Services/Associated Branch Pilots, Venice, La.

CCGS Pennant Bay, 55’
Search and rescue vessel
Designer/builder: Robert Allan Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia/Hike Metal Products, Wheatley, Ontario
Owner/operator: Canadian Coast Guard, Sambro, Nova Scotia

Champion, 89’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Belrose, Australia/Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, Mass.
Owner/operator: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, Mass.

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

City Jet 1, 92’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Belrose, Australia/Midship Marine, Harvey, La.
Owner/operator: Ultramar, Cancun, Mexico

Clean Jacksonville, 232’
LNG bunkering barge
Designer/builder: Bristol Harbor Group Inc., Bristol, R.I./Conrad Orange Shipyard, Orange, Texas
Owner/operator: TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, Jacksonville, Fla.

Dixey, 53’
Pilot boat
Designer/builder: C. Raymond Hunt Associates, New Bedford, Mass./Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, Mass.
Owner/operator: Alabama Pilot Inc., Mobile, Ala.

El Coqui, 720’
LNG-powered con-ro
Designer/builder: VT Halter Marine, Pascagoula, Miss.
Owner/operator: Crowley Maritime Corp., Jacksonville, Fla.

Enhydra, 128’
Hybrid tour boat
Designer/builder: Teknicraft Design, Auckland, New Zealand/All American Marine, Bellingham, Wash.
Owner/operator: Red and White Fleet, San Francisco, Calif.

Ewell, 61’
Survey vessel
Designer/builder: Technology Associates Inc., New Orleans, La./Aluma Marine & Fabrication LLC, Harvey, La.
Owner/operator: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, Norfolk, Va.

Fireboat 49, 39’
Fireboat
Designer/builder: MetalCraft Marine, Kingston, Ontario
Owner/operator: Fort Lauderdale Fire Department, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

George Freeman, 45’
Pilot boat
Designer/builder: Metal Shark Boats, Jeanerette, La.
Owner/operator: Virgin Islands Port Authority, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Global Provider, 126’
Bunkering tanker
Designer/builder: Elliott Bay Design Group, Seattle, Wash./Jesse Co., Tacoma, Wash.
Owner/operator: Maxum Petroleum, Rancho Dominguez, Calif./Rainier Petroleum Corp., Seattle, Wash.

Hampton Roads, 55’
Pilot boat
Designer/builder: C. Raymond Hunt Associates, New Bedford, Mass./Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, Mass.
Owner/operator: Virginia Pilot Association, Virginia Beach, Va.

Harvey America, 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.

Harvey Blue-Sea, 340’
Multipurpose supply vessel
Designer/builder: Vard Marine, Vancouver, British Columbia/Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City, Fla.
Owner/operator: Harvey Gulf International Marine, New Orleans. La.

Kenai Fjords 360, 91’
Tour boat
Designer/builder: Mavrik Marine, La Conner, Wash.
Owner/operator: Major Marine Tours, Anchorage, Alaska

Lesney Byrd, 88’
Bunkering tanker
Designer/builder: Horizon Shipbuilding, Bayou La Batre, Ala.
Owner/operator: Marine Oil Service, Norfolk, Va.

Magdalen, 356’
Trailing suction hopper dredger
Designer/builder: Royal IHC, Kinderdijk, Netherlands/Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City, Fla.
Owner/operator: Weeks Marine, Cranford, N.J.

Marine 24, 32’
Fireboat
Designer/builder: Lake Assault Boats, Superior, Wis.
Owner/operator: Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, Lake Tahoe, Nev.

Mirai, 40’
Tour boat
Designer/builder: Armstrong Marine, Port Angeles, Wash.
Owner/operator: Hawaii Experiences, Honolulu, Hawaii

Nordland II, 86’
Landing craft ferry
Designer/builder: Elliott Bay Design Group, Seattle, Wash./Latitude Marine Services, La Conner, Wash.
Owner/operator: San Juan Ferry & Barge, Friday Harbor, Wash.

Northland, 103’
Megayacht
Designer/builder: Luiz de Basto Designs, Miami, Fla./Burger Boat Co., Manitowoc, Wis.
Owner/operator: Private

Ocean Guardian, 63’
Tour boat
Designer/builder: One2three Naval Architects, Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia/Mavrik Marine, La Conner, Wash.
Owner/operator: Pacific Whale Foundation, Wailuku, Hawaii

Ocean Queen Rockstar, 97’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Belrose, Australia/Metal Shark Boats, Franklin, La.
Owner/operator: New York City Economic Development Corp./NYC Ferry/Hornblower, New York, N.Y.

Orion, 63’
Pilot boat
Designer/builder: Tim Nolan Marine Design, Port Townsend, Wash./Nordlund Boat Co., Tacoma, Wash.
Owner/operator: Jacobsen Pilot Services, Long Beach, Calif.

Paul Candies, 332’
Platform supply vessel
Designer/builder: Candies Shipbuilders, Houma, La.
Owner/operator: Otto Candies LLC, Des Allemands, La.

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

RTA 1, 105’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: Metal Shark Boats, Franklin, La.
Owner/operator: New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, New Orleans, La.

Sabrage II, 63’
Tour boat
Designer/builder: Cooper Marine, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Owner/operator: Sabrage Charters, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Saratoga, 73’
Tour boat
Designer/builder: Teknicraft Design, Auckland, New Zealand/All American Marine, Bellingham, Wash.
Owner/operator: Puget Sound Express, Port Townsend, Wash.

Sea Island Explorer, 71’
Tour boat
Designer/builder: DeJong & Lebet Inc., Jacksonville, Fla./J&M Metal Works, Green Cove Springs, Fla.
Owner/operator: Sea Island Acquisition, Sea Island, Ga.

Sea Racer, 70’
Tour boat
Designer/builder: Ocean Rockets, Tuckahoe, N.J.
Owner/operator: Sea Racer Tours, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

Seastreak Commodore, 150’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Belrose, Australia/Gulf Craft, Franklin, La.
Owner/operator: Seastreak LLC, Atlantic Highlands, N.J.

Stanford H. Smith, 57’
Research vessel
Designer/builder: Moran Iron Works, Onaway, Mich.
Owner/operator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C.

Suquamish, 362’
Passenger/vehicle ferry
Designer/builder: Guido Perla & Associates, Seattle/Jesse Co., Tacoma, Wash. (superstructure) and Vigor, Seattle, Wash.
Owner/operator: Washington State Ferries, Seattle, Wash.

USCGC Richard Snyder, 154’
Fast response cutter
Designer/builder: Damen Shipyards Group, Gorinchem, Netherlands/Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La.
Owner/operator: U.S. Coast Guard, Atlantic Beach, N.C.

USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, 785’
Expeditionary sea base
Designer/builder: General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego, Calif.
Owner/operator: U.S. Navy/Military Sealift Command, Norfolk, Va.

Ultramar II, 160’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Belrose, Australia/Midship Marine, Harvey, La.
Owner/operator: Ultramar, Cancun, Mexico

Vigilance, 108’
Fireboat
Designer/builder: Robert Allan Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia/Foss Maritime Co., Seattle, Wash.
Owner/operator: Port of Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Fire Department

Vincent Coleman, 78’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: E.Y.E. Marine Consultants, Bedford, Nova Scotia/A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd., Meteghan River, Nova Scotia
Owner/operator: Halifax Regional Municipality/Halifax Transit, Halifax, Nova Scotia

William H. Connerton Jr., 38’
Fireboat
Designer/builder: Moose Boats, Vallejo, Calif.
Owner/operator: Newport Fire Department, Newport, R.I.

Youngs Tide, 300’
Platform supply vessel
Designer/builder: Gulf Island Shipyards, Jennings, La.
Owner/operator: Tidewater Inc., Houston, Texas

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