Harvey LNG OSVs top WorkBoat Significant Boats list

Harvey Gulf International Marine’s LNG offshore supply vessels were named the 2015 Boat of the Year by WorkBoat at the annual Significant Boats awards breakfast this morning.

The Harvey Energy/Harvey Power was chosen from the 10 Significant Boats of 2015. The dual-fuel OSVs were built by Gulf Coast Shipyard Group/Harvey Shipyard Group and designed by Vard Marine.

The awards reflect a time of great technical innovation in the workboat industry, said William Queen Jr., president of the Ocean Marine division of The Travelers Companies Inc. which sponsored the event.

“You see these boats from afar, and you just think it’s another boat. The technology today that’s going into these things is mind boggling,” Queen said. “People lose how technically advanced this sector is.”

The other nine winners were:

Arcticus
Builder: Burger Boat Co.
Designer: JMS Naval Architects
Owner: U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center

Breeze, Thunder, Lightning, Squall
Builder: BAE Systems
Designer: Guido Perla & Associates
Owner: Jackson Offshore Operators

Cairo
Builder: Raymond & Associates/Carline Companies
Designer: CT Marine
Owner: Carline Companies

Chandra B
Builder: Blount Boats
Designer: Farrell & Norton Naval Architects
Owner: American Petroleum & Transportation Inc.

Crown Point
Builder: Vigor Industrial
Designer: CT Marine
Owner: Tidewater Transportation & Terminals

Michelle Sloan
Builder: Diversified Marine Industries
Designer: Robert Allan Ltd.
Owner: Harley Marine Services

Molly Pitcher, Betsy Ross
Builder: Yank Marine
Designer: LeMole Naval Architecture
Owner: NY Waterway

Rick Calhoun
Builder: Gulf Island Marine Fabricators
Designers: Gulf Island Marine Fabricators; CT Marine; Ship Architects
Owner: Marquette Transportation Co.

Trident
Builder: Geo Shipyard
Designer: Fyffe Yachts
Owner: Texas A&M University at Galveston

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