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the Coast Guard and completed the dry- docking and overhaul of the frigate USS
Jack Williams. In the pleasure boat market,
Derecktor delivered a 74-foot high-speed sport yacht.
Facilities: Three drydocks, with lengths of 200 feet, 400 feet and 600 feet, 1,500-foot pier, 300-ton crawler crane and 200,000-ft covered shops.
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SeaArk Marine has over 30 years' experi- ence building all-aluminum, special purpose workboats for use in both domestic and international markets. The company manu- factures craft ranging in length from 17 to 60 feet for military use, as well as patrol and rescue, survey, navigation, fire control, transportation and offshore industry use.
One of the Monticello, Arkansas-based firm's latest contracts, worth about $4 mil- lion, is for the construction of 21 workboats for a British company.
Facilities: A 200,000-ft* all-welded alu- minum workboat manufacturing facility, fork trucks, cranes, and overhead gan- tries.
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Serodino, Inc., of Chattanooga, Tenn., builds and repairs all types of excursion ves- sels, wharfboats, towboats, and specialty marine equipment.
Some of the most noteworthy projects completed by Serodino include the con- struction of what is believed to be the world's largest floating fountain at 410 feet, a landing wharfboat that is 100 feet wide by 300 feet long, and a 270-foot steamboat replica.
Facilities: Marine ways and floating dry- dock.
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Service Marine Industries, Inc., Morgan
City, La., designs and constructs oilfield supply boats, tugs, barges, dinner/excur- sion boats and casino vessels, as well as repairing and converting all types of boats and barges. Service Marine has the ability to construct vessels as long as 250 feet with a maxiumum draft of 18 feet.
The Louisiana builder recently received a contract to construct an 800-passenger, 175-foot megayacht-style dinner/excur- sion boat for a Chicago firm. The firm's most recent delivery is the 175-foot, 800- passenger Spirit of Puget Sound for Cruise
Facilities: The 32-acre yard has three dry- docks, one of 1,500 ton capacity, one of 1,000 ton capacity and one of 600 ton capacity; two high-bay assembly buildings; large en- closed warehouse; machine and propeller shops, sand blasting and gas-freeing serv- ices. New construction, conversion and re- pair work.
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Skipperliner Shipyards, Inc., La Crosse,
Wis., designs and constructs U.S. Coast
Guard-certified vessels, workboats and cus- tom pleasure yachts with lengths up to 110 feet and beams of 32 feet.
The Wisconsin firm recently launched a 150-passenger "nostalgic" sidewheeler for operation out of Bismarck, N.D., on the Mis- souri River.
Facilities: One 75-ton and one 35-ton trav- el lift and a 275- by 50-foot drydock.
ST. LOUIS SHIP
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Caruthersville Shipyard/St. Louis Ship,
St. Louis, Mo., constructs all types of barges up to 320 feet in length and performs minor topside repairs on barges which do not require drydocking.
St. Louis Ship is in the process of building twelve 11,000-barrel, 200-foot double-skin tank barges. The St. Louis firm recently completed four 260-foot tank barge hulls.
The hulls will be fitted with cylindrical pres- sure tanks by another company.
Facilities: Six acres of covered fabrica- tion and production line area including a steel uncoiler (for widths up to 74 inches), wheelabrator and preconstruction priming booth, plasma arc steel burning and panel welders.
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Swiftships, Inc., with facilities at Morgan
City, La., and Freeport, Texas, was estab-
Circle 343 on Reader Service Card lished in 1969 to design and construct alu- minum and steel vessels between 40 and 200 feet for the military, commercial and private sectors. The firm also has the capa- bility to repair vessels up to 250 feet in length.
At present, Swiftships is building four mo- toryachts—from 85 feet to 155 feet in length—as well as constructing 10 LCM-8s (landing craft, mechanized) for the U.S.
Navy and an 80-foot steel support vessel and transporter for use by the U.S. Air
Force in Greenland.
Facilities: At Morgan City (Site 1): Lo- cated near the intersection of the Atchafa- laya River and the Intracoastal Waterway, with 1,000 feet of waterfront space. About 35 percent of the 15-acre facility is under cover.
Specializes in the construction of aluminum military craft, oilfield vessels, specialty boats and custom motoryachts. At Morgan
City (Site 2): Three miles from Site 1, has 185 feet of waterfront along the Intracoastal
Waterway with an additional 102 feet of out- fitting/slip space with water depths of 12 feet. The 10-acre plant, 25,000 square feet of which is under cover, has a covered 210- by 70- by 45-foot manufacturing bay. Special- izes in fiberglass construction and custom yacht outfitting. At Freeport: Two drydocks, one 2,500-ton unit and 3,500-ton unit, which will accommodate vessels with widths up to 85 feet; and one 165-ton Travel lift. This facility, which specializes in marine repair, has 1,00 feet of frontage on the Intracoastal
Ship Channel and 1,200 feet of frontage on the Union Oil Canal.
TEXTRON MARINE SYSTEMS
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Textron Marine Systems (TMS), New Or- leans, La., engineers, designs, constructs and tests specialty military and commercial craft, including Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC), Coast Guard motor lifeboat (MLB) and Patrol Boats (WSES), Navy SES-200 and commercial air cushion vehicles.
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