WorkBoat names its 10 Significant Boats of 2011

Awards for WorkBoat magazine’s 10 Significant Boats of 2011 were given out Wednesday at the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans. The magazine’s editors presented the awards to the builders, designers, and owners of 10 boats that appeared in the pages of the magazine from December 2010 through November 2011. The winners are:


 Chetzemoka, Salish, Kennewick 

Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyard/Vigor Shipyards

Designer: Elliott Bay Design Group

Owner: Washington State Ferries


 11_30_11Chicago'sLeadingLadyChicago’s Leading Lady 

Builder: Burger Boat Company

Designer: Seacraft Design LLC

Owner: Chicago’s First Lady Cruises



11_29_11ChristopherWheatleyChristopher Wheatley 

Builder: Hike Metal Products Ltd.

Designer: Robert Allan Ltd.

Owner: Chicago Fire Department



 FreedomFreedom and Fort Worth 

(Littoral Combat Ships 1 and 3)

Builder: Marinette Marine

Designer: Lockheed Martin/Marinette Marine Construction Team

Owner: U.S. Navy


11_30_11_IndependenceIndependence and Coronado 

(Littoral Combat Ships 2 and 4)

Builder: Austal USA

Designer: General Dynamics/Austal USA Construction Team

Owner: U.S. Navy


11_30_11_KenBoothKen Boothe Sr. 

Builder: Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair

Designer: Bay Engineering Inc.

Owner: Seajon LLC



11_30_11_MeganParkerMegan Parker 

Builder: C&G Boat Works

Designer: CT Marine

Owner: Parker Towing Co.



 11_30_11_OceanProjectOcean Project 

Builder: Master Boat Builders

Designer: Master Boat Builders

Owner: Oceaneering International



TigerTiger Shark PSVs 

(Dwight S. Ramsay, Betty Pfankuch)

Builder: Eastern Shipbuilding Group

Designer: STX U.S. Marine Inc.

Owner: Aries Marine Group


11_30_11_HerculesTristan K. and Hercules 

Builder: Washburn & Doughty Associates

Designer: Robert Allan Ltd.

Owners: Bay Houston Towing Co.

and Sudermann & Young 


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