Top 50 index 2020

This register lists vessels of interest to professional mariners completed by North American shipyards in the year ended Sept. 1, 2019. In the case of sister vessels built by the same yard, we list only one.

American Harmony, 345’
Cruise ship
Designer/builder: Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, Md.
Owner/operator: American Cruise Lines, Guilford, Conn.

Bob Annand, 33’
Patrol boat
Designer/builder: Rosborough Boats, Beechville, Nova Scotia
Owner/operator: Canada Border Services Agency, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Bob and Betty Beyster, 42’
Research vessel
Designer/builder: Armstrong Marine USA, Port Angeles, Wash.
Owner/operator: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, La Jolla, Calif.

Brazos Pilot, 64’
Pilot boat
Designer/builder: Metal Shark Boats, Jeanerette, La.
Owner/operator: Brazos Pilots Association, Freeport, Texas

Captain Ben Moore, 65’
Hybrid delivery boat
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Belrose, Australia/Derecktor Shipyards, Mamaroneck, N.Y.
Owner/operator: Harbor Harvest, Norwalk, Conn.

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

Casco Bay Cat, 46’
Excursion boat
Designer/builder: Fogg’s Boatworks, North Yarmouth, Maine
Owner/operator: Fogg’s Boatworks, Portland, Maine

Cazador, 115’
Megayacht
Designer/builder: Ed Monk Jr. and Tim Nolan Marine Design, Port Townsend, Wash./Nordlund Boat Co., Tacoma, Wash.
Owner/operator: Private

CCGS Sir John Franklin, 208’
Offshore fisheries science vessel
Designer/builder: Seaspan Shipyards, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Owner/operator: Canadian Coast Guard, Ottawa, Ontario

Daniel K. Inouye, 850’
Dual-fuel containership
Designer/builder: Philly Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pa.
Owner/operator: Matson Navigation Co., Honolulu, Hawaii

Dolphin XI, 114’
Excursion boat
Designer/builder: Gulf Craft, Franklin, La.
Owner/operator: Dolphin Fleet, Provincetown, Mass.

Emerald Island, 75’
Pilot boat
Designer/builder: Ray Hunt Design, New Bedford, Mass./Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, Mass.
Owner/operator: Southwest Alaska Pilots Association, Homer, Alaska

Fireboat 2, 26’
Fire and rescue boat
Designer/builder: Lake Assault Boats, Superior, Wis.
Owner/operator: Waco Fire Department, Waco, Texas

George Ryan, 46’
Excursion boat
Designer/builder: Armstrong Marine USA, Port Angeles, Wash.
Owner/operator: Alaska Tales Whale Watching, Juneau, Alaska

Gitga’at Transporter, 55’
Supply boat
Designer/builder: Adrenalin Marine, Delta, British Columbia
Owner/operator: Gitga’at First Nation, Hartley Bay, British Columbia

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

Half Moon Clipper, 105’
Crew boat
Designer/builder: Breaux Brothers Enterprises, Loreauville, La.
Owner/operator: Holland America Line, Seattle, Wash.

Headmaster, 26’
Pumpout boat
Designer/builder: Marine Boatbuilders, Warwick, R.I.
Owner/operator: Friends of Casco Bay, South Portland, Maine

Isle of Fire, 85’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: Blount Boats, Warren, R.I.
Owner/operator: Fire Island Ferries, Bay Shore, N.Y.

Jackpot, 164’
Megayacht
Designer/builder: Christensen Shipyards, Vancouver, Wash.
Owner/operator: Private

Johan, 32’
Dive boat
Designer/builder: Armstrong Marine USA, Port Angeles, Wash.
Owner/operator: Aquatic Life Divers, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Joseph F. Weber, 161’
Passenger-vehicle ferry
Designer/builder: Elliott Bay Design Group, Seattle, Wash./Southwest Shipyard LP, Houston, Texas
Owner/operator: Texas Department of Transportation, Port Aransas, Texas

J.S. Chatry, 310’
Cutter suction dredger
Designer/builder: C&C Marine and Repair, Belle Chasse, La.
Owner/operator: Weeks Marine, Cranford, N.J.

Judith Ann, 202’
Crew boat
Designer/builder: Breaux’s Bay Craft, Loreauville, La.
Owner/operator: Tobias Inc., Erath, La.

Julia Leigh, 113’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Belrose, Australia/Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, Mass.
Owner/operator: Rhode Island Fast Ferry, North Kingstown, R.I.

Kayak Express, 64’
Excursion boat
Designer/builder: DLBA Naval Architects, Chesapeake, Va./Moran Iron Works, Onaway, Mich.
Owner/operator: Pictured Rocks Kayaking, Munising, Mich.

Libby L. McCall, 194’
Fast support vessel
Designer/builder: Incat Crowther, Belrose, Australia/Gulf Craft, Franklin, La.
Owner/operator: SEACOR Marine, Houma, La.

Lucy, 270’
Platform supply vessel
Designer/builder: Bollinger Shipyards, Amelia, La.
Owner/operator: Nautical Solutions, Cut Off, La.

Maia Stanton, 31’
Fire and rescue boat
Designer/builder: North River Boats, Roseburg, Ore.
Owner/operator: Narragansett Fire Department, Narragansett, R.I.

National Geographic Venture, 238’
Cruise ship
Designer/builder: Jensen Maritime Consultants, Seattle, Wash./Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, Wash.
Owner/operator: Lindblad Expeditions, New York, N.Y.

Ocean Evolution, 353’
Multipurpose support vessel
Designer/builder: BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards, Mobile, Ala.
Owner/operator: Oceaneering International, Houston, Texas

OMC, 46’
Landing craft
Designer/builder: Armstrong Marine USA, Port Angeles, Wash.
Owner/operator: Chenega Future, Anchorage, Alaska

Patrol Boat 10, 38’
Patrol boat
Designer/builder: Metal Shark Boats, Jeanerette, La.
Owner/operator: Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard, Aruba

Powhatan, 270’
Passenger-vehicle ferry
Designer/builder: VT Halter Marine, Pascagoula, Miss.
Owner/operator: Virginia Department of Transportation/Jamestown-Scotland Ferry Service, Surry, Va.

Pyxis, 143’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: Advanced Multihull Designs, Sydney, Australia/Dakota Creek Industries, Anacortes, Wash.
Owner/operator: Water Emergency Transportation Authority, San Francisco, Calif.

RB 1, 38’
Dive and rescue boat
Designer/builder: Moose Boats, Vallejo, Calif.
Owner/operator: San Francisco Fire Department, San Francisco, Calif.

Reliance, 78’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: Teknicraft Design, Auckland, New Zealand/All American Marine, Bellingham, Wash.
Owner/operator: Kitsap Transit, Bremerton, Wash.

Rodanthe, 183’
Passenger-vehicle ferry
Designer/builder: Elliott Bay Design Group, Seattle, Wash./Bollinger Shipyards, Amelia, La.
Owner/operator: North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division, Havelock, N.C.

RTA 2, 105’
Passenger ferry
Designer/builder: BMT Designers & Planners, Alexandria, Va./Metal Shark Boats, Jeanerette, La.
Owner/operator: New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, New Orleans, La.

Salish Sea Eclipse, 78’
Excursion boat
Designer/builder: Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect Ltd., Victoria, British Columbia/ABD Enterprises, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Owner/operator: Prince of Whales, Victoria, British Columbia

SEACOR Totonaca, 221’
Platform supply vessel
Designer/builder: Master Boat Builders, Bayou La Batre, Ala.
Owner/operator: SEACOR Marine, Houma, La.

Sea Robin, 30’
Survey boat
Designer/builder: Aluma Marine LLC, Harvey, La.
Owner/operator: New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Sea Wolf, 35’
Excursion boat
Designer/builder: Armstrong Marine USA, Port Angeles, Wash.
Owner/operator: Kodiak Legends Lodge, Larsen Bay, Alaska

Sentry, 38’
Dive compliance boat
Designer/builder: Armstrong Marine USA, Port Angeles, Wash.
Owner/operator: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, Wash.

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

Tazlina, 280’
Passenger-vehicle ferry
Designer/builder: Elliott Bay Design Group, Seattle, Wash./Vigor, Seattle, Wash.
Owner/operator: Alaska State Ferry, Ketchikan, Alaska

USCGC Benjamin Bottoms, 154’
Fast response cutter
Designer/builder: Damen Shipyards Group, Gorinchem, Netherlands/Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La.
Owner/operator: U.S. Coast Guard, Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif.

USCGC Midgett, 418’
National security cutter
Designer/builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.
Owner/operator: U.S. Coast Guard, Honolulu, Hawaii

Virginia, 93’
Research vessel
Designer/builder: JMS Naval Architects, Mystic, Conn./Meridien Maritime Reparation, Matane, Quebec
Owner/operator: Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, Va.

Waterman, 70’
Hybrid passenger ferry
Designer/builder: Glosten, Seattle, Wash./All American Marine, Bellingham, Wash.
Owner/operator: Kitsap Transit, Bremerton, Wash.

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