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Horizon Shipbuilding, Bayou La Batre AL

(formerly Owen-Short Marine)

Most recent update: October 26, 2013.


Owen-Short Marine folded in 1997 while building five buoy-tending boats for the Coast Guard, but was revived by Travis Short as Horizon Shipbuilding in 1999. It folded again in 2002 but emerged in 2003.  Visit them at www.horizonshipbuilding.com.  In 2013 they bought the old Offshore Trawlers yard across the bayou and are developing it for aluminum boatbuilding and government contracts.  See the original yard (now known as the East Yard) from the air on Google here: and the new yard (now known as the West Yard) here.  If anyone can help flesh out this table, please contact me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
Built by Owen-Short Marine
116 CG 643501  U.S. Coast Guard 64' Buoy Tending Boat 130d 1996 Active
117 CG 643502  U.S. Coast Guard 64' Buoy Tending Boat 130d 1996 Active
118 CG 643503  U.S. Coast Guard 64' Buoy Tending Boat 130d 1997 Active
119 CG 643504  U.S. Coast Guard 64' Buoy Tending Boat 72 1998 Cancelled, completed as Damit Janet II, now Barefoot Princess
120 CG 643505  U.S. Coast Guard 64' Buoy Tending Boat     Cancelled
Other Early Contracts - Dates and Details Uncertain
    U.S. Navy 2 22' Utility Barges     Active
    U.S. Navy 1 18' Utility Barge     Active
    U.S. Navy 2 33' Oil Boom Work Boats     Active
    U.S. Navy 1 33' Dive Boat     Active
    U.S. Navy 6 33' Patrol Boats (PBR)     Active
    Corps of Engineers 12 52' Dam Gates     Active
    Atlantis Subs 1 46' Sub Tender     Active
Built by Horizon Shipbuilding
  55 boats U.S. Navy Surface Towed Target   2000 Active
35 Belle Amie Charter Connection 135' Dinner Cruise Boat   2000 Completed by Bollinger Larose
41 Neya II SLOK Nigeria 155' Crewboat 345 2002 Active
42 Zenna III SLOK Nigeria 155' Crewboat 345 2002 Active
43 Ibom SLOK Nigeria 200' Mooring Vessel 1,560 2002 Active
44 Belle Watling Dixie Towing 72' Tug  146 2001 Now Signet Volunteer
45 Tanner Corps of Engineers 48' Survey Boat   2001 Active
  4 boats U.S. Navy Paint Float   2003 Active
  85 boats U.S. Navy 14' Trimaran Towed Target   2003 Active
    Port of Umm Qasr 74' Pilot Boat   2005 Active
  4 boats U.S. Navy 36' Mini-ATC   2007 Active
93 Matthew Nicole Fore Trucking 40' Pushboat 38 2006 Active
  4 boats Washington Group 120' Deck Barge   2007 Active
    Washington Group 200' Ringer Barge   2008 Active
    C. & G. Boat Works 88' Bunker Boat (Hull only) 94 2008 C&G hull 102
    C. & G. Boat Works 88' Bunker Boat (Hull only) 94 2008 C&G hull 103
101 Chinyelugo Fymak Marine 175' Crewboat 489 24-Sep-08 Active
102 Ugodie Fymak Marine 175' Crewboat 489 6-Mar-09 Active
103 Isla San Gabriel  Grupo TMM 180' Crewboat 482 8-Aug-09 Active
104 Isla San Luis Grupo TMM 180' Crewboat 482 13-Oct-09 Active
105 John Grimsley #59 Florida Marine 140' Towboat 585 10-Oct-09 Active
106 Dennis J. Pasentine Florida Marine 140' Towboat 585 19-Mar-10 Active
107 Rusty Zeller Florida Marine 140' Towboat 585 19-Jul-10 Active
108 Louis Develle Florida Marine 140' Towboat 585 10-Nov-11 Active
109 Big D Florida Marine 140' Towboat 585 29-May-12 Active
110   Florida Marine 140' Towboat 585   Building
111   Florida Marine 140' Towboat 585   Building
112 FMT 100 DJP Marine 45' Oil Skimmer 31 2010 Active
112 FMT 102 DJP Marine 45' Oil Skimmer 31 2010 Active
112 FMT 104 DJP Marine 45' Oil Skimmer 31 2010 Active
112 FMT 106 DJP Marine 45' Oil Skimmer 31 2010 Active
112 FMT 108 DJP Marine 45' Oil Skimmer 31 2010 Active
112 FMT 110 DJP Marine 45' Oil Skimmer 31 2010 Active
112 FMT 112 DJP Marine 45' Oil Skimmer 31 2010 Active
 112 FMT 114 DJP Marine 45' Oil Skimmer 31 2010 Now TAMUG 100
112 FMT 116 DJP Marine 45' Oil Skimmer 31 2010 Active
 112 FMT 118 DJP Marine 45' Oil Skimmer 31 2010 Now TAMUG 200
113 Capt. W. D. Nunley Florida Marine 120' Towboat 436 3-Nov-10 Active
114 Capt. Kirby Dupuis Florida Marine 120' Towboat 436 22-Feb-11 Active
115 Brees Florida Marine 120' Towboat 436 12-Aug-11 Active
116 Dale Artigue Florida Marine 120' Towboat 436 30-Oct-12 Active
117 Cynthia II Florida Marine 140' Towboat 585 17-Sep-13 Active
118            
119            
120            
121 General Irwin Corps of Engineers 58' Towboat   Feb-12 Active
122            
123            
124 George G. Grugett Corps of Engineers 114' Towboat   29-Aug-13 Active
125            
126            
127 Eugenie J. Huger Canal Barge 74' Towboat 127 30-Oct-12 Active
128 Susan J. Gundlach Canal Barge 74' Towboat 127 7-Nov-12 Active
129   Canal Barge 74' Towboat 127 2014 Building
130            
131 Brent Ice Florida Marine 120' Towboat 442 28-Jan-14 Active
132            
133-152     42' Crewboat   2015 20 boats
    Corps of Engineers 95' Towboat   2014 Building
    Florida Marine 80' Towboat 436 2015 Building
    Florida Marine 80' Towboat 436 2015 Option
    Florida Marine 80' Towboat 436 2015 Option