SkipperLiner Industries, La Crosse WI

(later Skipper Manufacturing and including Mid-City Steel and TSS Fabrications)

Most recent update: March 25, 2019.


SkipperLiner Industries, Inc., was established in 1971 and became the largest builder of 149-passenger cruise boats in the U.S.  It closed in early 2010 but was bought by the Griffith family and was reactivated as Skipper Manufacturing.  It folded again in 2014, however, and was liquidated in May 2015.  The yard was on Barron Island, in the middle of the Mississippi: see the site from the air on Google here.  Skipperliner built the aluminum boats and outfitted all its boats: the steel hulls were subcontracted to either Mid-City Steel or TSS Fabrications, two local firms, and some of these are listed in the USCG Register as having been built by those companies.  All had Skipperliner hull numbers, however, and are included here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull #
O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Del'y Disposition
73 1033235 Mr. Sipi   Recreational 41 50 1974 Later Ris-Kay
83 965652 Cathy   Recreational 24 40 1974  
84 965653 Carol   Recreational 24 40 1974  
85 965654 Nancy   Recreational 24 40 1975  
124 623716 Pushwater   Passenger 38 47 1977 Later Fahrfrumwerken, now Grand Luau
135 930073 Mississippi Brass Belle Rivers Edge Grill & Bar Inc Passenger 38 45 1977 Now Big Kahuna
140 979549 The French Quarters   Recreational 30 40 1977 Now No-Tell-Floatel
150 1114412 Bucet-a-Bolts   Recreational 25 45 1978 Expired
152 1243164 Vagabond   Recreational 40 45 1978 Active
166 WS9087LD     Recreational     1978  
200 1214543 Plain Jane   Recreational 55 42 1979 Expired
220 1257331 The Skinny Pirate   Recreational 13 47 1979 Active
227 912356 Southern Belle   Recreational 41 47 1979 Expired
228 1065106 The Hopps Inn   Recreational 10 41 1979 Expired
265 942703 Carolynn II   Recreational 52 52 1981  
268 SC950766     Recreational     1987  
278 1148733 The Slithery Dee   Recreational 19 47 1983 Active
  660781 Winona Princess   Passenger 30 63 1983 Later Queen of Clarksville, Arkansas River Queen, now Pearl of the Lake
290 1020115 Little Dolphin   Passenger 45 47 1983  
301 969006 Phyllann's Nouveau Debut   Recreational 22 47 1983  
303 671219 Palisade Belle   Passenger 15 42 1983 Later River Queen, Nehalem Belle, Belle of the Falls, now Dreamers Dream
309 1035407 Hedonism III   Recreational 50 40 1984 Expired
315 1052438 Turtlesaok   Recreational 105 54 1984 Expired
319 1101887 Over 50   Recreational 68 52 1984 Active
321 694861 Mero Motu   Recreational 20 54 1984 Later Ginger's Doc, now Billy's Retreat
326 NC8169WG     Recreational   26 1984  
327 992710 Donewishin   Recreational 35 44 1984 Later Major Project
  923148 Miss B Haven   Recreational 31 50 1985 Later Little Dinghy Too
335 1084644 Attitude Adjustment   Recreational 21 52 1985 Active
343 965549 Proud Mary   Passenger 36 64 1985 Active
344 684914 Scavenger Lake Powell Boat Tours Fishing 17 45 1985 Active
345 669629 Fin 'n Feather Showboat II Fin 'n Feather Showboat Passenger 39 64 1984 Active
348 689548 Rosie O'Shea   Passenger 46 67 1985 Later Rosie I, now Victorian Princess
350 1210889 Governors Mansion   Recreational 25 85 1986 Active
356 696121 Dido's Dream   Recreational 26 57 1985 Now Dream Seeker
360 698494 Spirit of Miami   Passenger 32 64 1986 Later Harbor Belle
361 697136 Dar Ray Marie Owen R Massie Recreational 72 68 1986 NLD
364 698482 Nautical Queen Dabun Inc Passenger 36 64 1986 Later Charlotte Queen
369 699446 Party Girl J & J Entertainment Passenger 85 63 1986 Later Sundance, Foxy Lady, Harbor Lady, now Island Girl
370 699810 Algonquin Princess Gage Marine Corporation Passenger 67 52 1986 Later Lady Madison, now Duchess
371 AK5667N     Recreational   46 1987  
372 903586 The Manatee   Recreational 58 50 1987  
375 1027095 Nautie Lady   Recreational 24 52 1987  
376 936917 Tin Hau Lady   Recreational 63 57 1987  
377 1068304 Canyon Cruiser   Recreational 59 55 1987 Active
379 903145 Eagle II   Recreational 47 53 1987  
386 1207271 Wild Cat V   Recreational 57 57 1987 Active
392 903144 River Queen Marvin M. Lester Passenger 36 64 1986 Later Klamath Belle, Rajun Cajun Spirit, now Klamath Blue Green Belle
393 912280 Happy Hour Edward D McMurry Recreational 45 48 1986 Later Proud Mary
394 910049 Lodge Eyrie   Recreational 55 52 1986  
398 907940 Little Belle Lake Mead Ferry Service Inc Passenger 32 63 1986 Later Desert Princess Too, now River City Star
399 908082 Bayou Belle   Passenger 63 52 1986 Later Laural, now Boston Belle
400 1052439 Slainte   Recreational 63 52 1987  
404 1280934 Rhon-da-Vou   Passenger 53 54 1989  
405 910013 Maryland Lady   Passenger 36 64 1987 Later Knotty Bear, now The Holland Princess
407 1032765 Easy As Pie   Recreational 47 50 1987 Later Not the Governor's Boat, Erika Jerene, now Mermaid Inn
408 1084854 Another Life   Recreational 55 53 1987 Expired
409 999895 Queen of Excelsior II Queen of Excelsior Inc Passenger 153 70 1987 Active
410 913477 Champagne Lady Seattle Harbor Tours L P Passenger 46 78 1987 Active
412 1031292 Queen of Excelsior Flamingo Excursions Inc Passenger 97 64 1987 Now Vista Queen
415 993607 Kae   Passenger 41 47 1987  
416 915383 Island Princess Majestic Ventures Inc Passenger 39 70 1987 Later Newport Clipper, Caroline, Enchantment
416 921272 Blue Skies Raymond Harko Recreational 51 52 1987 Later Ark Angel
417 923788 Fat City IV   Recreational 77 55 1987 NLD
417 969804 Sun Downer I George K Philips Recreational 31 58 1988 Now Toy Captain
418 921176 Jean Nicolet Captiva Cruises Inc Passenger 46 62 1987 Now Lady Chadwick
420 1110127 Comanche Cantina   Recreational 46 52 1988 Expired
421 1027064 Tyler's II   Recreational 78 56 1988 Now The New Life
423 1096951 Miss Mel E. Kyl   Recreational 21 54 1988 Later Miss Etha Pearl, now The Perrigo
424 925558 Rise II Occasion   Recreational 37 43 1987  
426 1031204 Alexandria   Recreational 47 50 1988 Later Soft Wind
427 AZ4492AF     Recreational   57 1988  
500-Series Boats
500 935153 Tranquillity   Recreational 53 54 1988  
501 927529 Anticipation II   Passenger 39 67 1988 Scrapped
502 928582 Celebration Harry Parsons Passenger 64 73 1988 Now Freedom
504 1084045 Kickin Back   Recreational 59 58 1988 Now Shealynn
505 1094246 Just Bobb'n Along   Recreational 36 52 1988 NLD
508 929353 Belle of Grafton Spirit of Pennsylvania Passenger 83 60 1988 Now Riverboat Queen
510 932233 Edelweiss Waterfront Entertainment Passenger 92 65 1988 Active
511 1028726 Mooncurser   Recreational 49 53 1988 Later Misdemeanor
512 930523 Friend Ship I   Recreational 41 54 1988  
517 1105181 Mixed Nuts   Recreational 53 57 1989  
521 980925 Miss Annette   Recreational 31 42 1988  
523 1225474 Cleared for Takeoff   Recreational 22 55 1988 Now Island Girl
525 950670 Catawba Queen Lake Cruises Inc Passenger 43 64 1988 Active
526 1025167 Impossible Dream   Recreational 58 58 1988 Later Moonstruck, Had To Have It, now Hadtohaveit
528       Recreational   48 1989 Being restored
530 941480 Fiesta Queen Laughlin River Tours Inc Passenger 38 63 1989 Now The Prairie Lily (Canada ON 836731)
531 964923 Water Wings Robert A. Buzzard Recreational 42 47 1988 Later Buzzard's Roost, now Hardly Workin
532 1117220 Never Say Never Again   Recreational 65 60 1989 Later Hartze Attack
533 997131 To Infinity and Beyond Sherry Lynn Smith Recreational 42 45 1988 Later Horse N Around, now It's Only Money
534 1174023 Sacewawus   Recreational 177 62 1989 Expired
535 944434 Celebrations Seattle Harbor Tours L P Passenger 39 67 1989 Active
536 943690 Virginia Dare Ryals/Jordan Inc Passenger 38 63 1989 Active
537 982632 Norsemen II   Recreational 48 50 1989 Later What Next, now Kings Port
539 944263 Celebration II Hudson River Adventures Passenger 64 73 1989 Now Pride of the Hudson
541 1189600 Another Bright Idea   Recreational 31 55 1989 NLD
543 946348 Edelweiss II Waterfront Entertainment Passenger 95 74 1989 Active
544 985896 Lady J II   Recreational 275 70 1989 Active
546 947728 Discovery Steven P Thomas Passenger 39 67 1989 Later Capital Elite, Blue Moon, now Bay Breeze
548 965163 Magic Moments   Recreational 75 65 1989  
549 949937 Spirit of the Croix Westport Marine Inc Passenger 48 52 1989 Now Miss Forward
550 950743 Newport's Princess   Recreational 85 52 1989 Later Sierra Belle
  1026956 Las Brisas Wahweap Recreationals Recreational 68 64 1989 Active
  Canada Ark of the Headhunter David Milgram Recreational 48 52 1990 Active (Canada ON 825079)
552 951405 Optical Illusion   Recreational 23 58 1990  
554 1023426 Magic   Passenger 37 60 1989  
556 955050 Gin 'n' Tonic   Recreational 64 60 1989  
557 1140315 Wet Kisses II   Recreational 45 75 1990 Later Just Bob N
558 955663 Island Girl V Fantasea Enterprises Inc Passenger 92 67 1990 Now Ibiza
559 962377 The Ambassador Dennis N Meyerhofer Recreational 33 65 1990 Now Y Knot
560 958577 Anne Bonny Pirates Cove Supper Club Passenger 34 61 1990 Later Cavanaugh's River Queen, West Coast River Queen, Red Lion River Queen, now River Queen
563 1063352 Ureka   Recreational 16 53 1990 Expired
564 958578 Anna Marie Chicago River View Passenger 19 52 1990 Now Riverview II
565 958579 Flossiebelle Starved Rock Adventures Passenger 19 52 1990 Later Riverview I, Ottawa Lady, now Hakuna Matata
566 967007 Wind Rose   Recreational 195 58 1990 Now Make It Happen
567 999793 Fantasy Pittsburgh Luxury Cruises Recreational 51 50 1990 Now Katie Rose
569 1028727 Dream Catcher   Recreational 65 62 1990 NLD
570 968828 Patrician Paradise Tom F Ebeling Recreational 54 53 1990 Later Anticipation, now Tomfoolery
573 963171 Magnolia Blossom   Passenger 32 60 1990 Active
574 FL2863LL Island Jepsy   Recreational   57 1990  
575 1248424 Jamaican Me Crazier   Recreational 80 65 1991 Now Board Meeting
576 964290 Lewis & Clark Missouri Riverboat Inc Passenger 36 64 1990 Active
577 967116 Angelique   Passenger 22 55 1990 Later Southern Belle, now Miss Lotta
578 969883 First Vision First Vision & Friends Inc Recreational 28 60 1990 Active
579 964292 Ozark Princess Harbour Wholesale Inc Passenger 32 60 1990 Active
580 970638 Anticipation III Fantasy Cruise Lines LLC Passenger 39 67 1990 Now Fantasy
582 1073897 Kahale   Recreational 55 60 1991 Now Ship of Fools
583 969872 Work of Art MYF Hospitality L L C Passenger 41 65 1990 Later My Friendship, sunk 2017
584 968749 Tiny Bubbles   Recreational 32 65 1990 Active
588 986286 Mind Sweeper   Recreational 51 50 1990 Later Canyon Gator, now Hours and Ours II
589 969419 Broward   Passenger 12 34 1990 Later Dewees Lady, Deale Water Taxi, now Big Diamond
590 969551 Andrews Nolan Associates Llc Passenger 42 34 1990 Active
591 975319 Norris Ark II   Passenger 66 62 1991 Later Seabreeze, now Summerwind
592 1184946 Tooth Ferry   Recreational 144 64 1991  
593 985727 Neveridle Michael J Clarke Recreational 65 53 1992 Active
594 986226 Dad's Insane Dad's Insane Llc Recreational 28 67 1991 Later She Knows Now, now Now She Knows
595 976003 Big Mac II Frisbie Marine Recreational 38 67 1990 Now Not So Fast Company
597 973724 Eagle III Skipperliner Industries Inc Passenger 30 63 1991 Later Paradise Destiny, The Suburban Jewel, now Neptune's Jewel (Canada ON 837935)
598 973090 M/T Celebration Celebration Excursions Passenger 64 74 1991 Active
600 980311 Enterprise   Recreational 78 55 1991 Now Off Site
601 975190 Island Paradise Ocean Place Charters Inc Recreational 74 63 1991 Later M/V Tahoe Para-Dice, Island Paradise, The Boomerang Boat, now Boomerang Boat
602 995048 Star Ship   Recreational 80 67 1991 Later The Life of Brians, now Therapy Session
606 MN2344KY     Recreational   63 1991  
606 978974 Norsemen III   Recreational 87 62 1992  
610 998749 Skipper I   Recreational 70 60 1992 Later Suncatcher, now Trigger Treat
611 978704 Desert Princess Lake Mead Ferry Service Passenger 81 110 1991 Active
613 1071811 Larger than Life   Recreational 79 63 1992  
614 982148 Pioneer Princess Fond Du Lac Convention Passenger 25 63 1992 Now Lakeside Spirit
615 988756 Nickel Beach Tony J Ouellette Recreational 84 54 1992 Later Jean N Tonic III, now Sunny and Share
616 984992 Dos Sanchos   Recreational 27 66 1992 Later No Deduction, Alexandra the II, now Sawatdee
618 985157 Sunrise Scott J Hand Recreational 31 69 1992 Later Outa Hand, Trixseana, now Buccaneer
619 984447 Optical Illusion   Recreational 42 48 1992 Now Hana Ho
620 1186871 Always R Summer Place   Recreational 34 68 1993 Active
621 986053 Totally Suite   Recreational 39 64 1992  
622 1255762 Josephine   Recreational 91 53 1992 Active
623 985289 En Fuego   Recreational 98 67 1992 Later Isle of View, now Wakin Memories
624 992680 Party of Five Jack M Trittin Recreational 46 47 1992 Active
625 991447 Midnite Sun Alden E Landreville Recreational 92 67 1992 Active
626 986612 Water's Edge Katinka LLC Passenger 38 64 1992 Now Katinka
628 996634 Lady Victoria Daniel D Thorndyke Recreational 66 51 1992 Now Voyager
629 999830 Odyssey   Recreational 55 52 1992 Active
631 990176 Wrenegade III Roger T Allen Recreational 26 54 1992 Later M & R Waterhouse, now Miss Marcy
632 996633 Idle Hours   Recreational 48 49 1992 Active
633 998054 Lady Sharon   Recreational 18 44 1993  
634 991162 Windstar Timothy J O'Brien Recreational 14 67 1993 Active
636 996791 Heather Elizabeth John A Cunningham Recreational 62 50 1992 Now The Bottom Line
637 992188 Island Girl VI   Passenger 51 73 1993 Later Naples Princess, now Grand Lady
639 994303 River Rover   Recreational 45 48 1993 Later Sunset I, Kaiopua, Reel Adventure
640 990197 Argonaut David Ruzicka Recreational 35 68 1993 Now Twilight
641 992062 Slo-Poke Waldemar G Stern Recreational 51 53 1993 Active
642 998412 Kokopelli   Recreational 74 60 1993 Active
643 991111 Mae Belle Arlie Appler Recreational 10 44 1993 Later Memories, now Pipe Dreams
644 990089 Cat III   Recreational 38 42 1993  
645 995057 Tyrol Robert E Klauer Recreational 76 54 1993 Active
647 993543 Dozy Daze   Recreational 58 53 1993 Active
648 994253 Destiny Port Orchard Marine Passenger 79 65 1993 Active
649 993098 Island Time Mystic Cruises, Inc. Passenger 94 65 1993 Active
650 999948 Dynasty David A Benson Recreational 65 52 1993 Active
652 996297 Texas Sage   Recreational 32 68 1993 Active
653 999762 Ms Dixie II Travel Systems Ltd Passenger 99 104 1994 Active
654 1000151 Rena   Recreational 70 53 1993 Active
656 997956 Enterprise II Melvin D Campbell Sr Recreational 54 51 1993 Now Creepin Charlie
657 998092 Liberty Bell Pine Knot Marina Llc Passenger 93 61 1993 Now Miss Liberty
658 998452 Kat Susann   Recreational 30 53 1993 Active
660 1117219 Skipper I   Recreational 64 60 1991 Active
661 1052180 Animal House II   Recreational 141 75 1994 NLD
662 999607 Our Lady   Recreational 89 63 1994 Now Makin Wake
663 1020126 Blue Bayou   Recreational 72 60 1994 Active
666 999787 Bransons American Star Gage's Long Creek Marina Passenger 51 73 1994 Active
667 1020477 Tahoe Gal North Tahoe Cruises Inc Passenger 38 63 1994 Active
668 1022518 Avant-Garde Skipperliner Industries Inc Passenger 94 61 1994 Active
669 1020769 Emerald Hornblower Emerald Hornblower Llc Passenger 51 73 1994 Active
670 1000315 Bay Celebrations   Passenger 37 61 1994 Active
672 1160322 Custom Behl   Recreational 84 64 1994 NLD
674 1024843 Crystal Angel Steve Creamer Recreational 33 69 1994 Now Happy Times
678 1035008 First Lady of Monona   Recreational 25 52 1995 Active
678 1025886 Mindsweeper   Recreational 54 52 1995  
679 1025839 Prestige   Recreational 54 52 1995 NLD
680 1180103 Austintatious II   Recreational 76 57 1995 Active
681 1025503 Winona Island Princess   Passenger 51 73 1994 Later Miss Dubuque, now Miss Wisconsin
682 1037668 Paradise Grand Paradise Companies Inc Passenger 21 52 1994 Active
683 1027147 Spirit of Lake Murray Lake Murray Cruises Llc Passenger 51 73 1994 Active
684 1090917 Steel Magnolia   Recreational 26 54 1995  
686 1030186 Bottoms Up Ronald S Cassady Recreational 45 48 1995 Now El Gato
687 1028968 Weststar   Passenger 192 100 1995 Now Magic Charm
688 1028964 Water's Edge Riverboat   Recreational 16 44 1995 Active
689 1029327 Millennium Lady Bikini Yacht Club Passenger 51 71 1995 Now Dubuque's American Lady
690 1049589 Why Not Matey? Harold J Bailey Recreational 59 54 1995 Active
692 1124310 Perfectly Fine   Recreational 82 62 1995 Active
693 AZ8051AR     Recreational