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Candies Shipbuilders, LLC, Houma LA

(formerly Houma Fabricators, Houma Marine Fabricators and Houma Welders)

Most recent update: January 20, 2014.


Houma Welders was established in the 1960s and has become a major builder of tugs, towboats and supply boats.  It has changed owners several times.  In 2001, it was acquired by the well known and highly regarded Dutch shipbuilder, Scheepswerf de Hoop, who invested in a number of facility improvements.  In 2005, after de Hoop experienced some financial difficulties in its Dutch shipyards, it was acquired by Otto Candies.   The shipyard does not have a web site: you can see it from the air on Google here.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Feet  Delivery Disposition
Built by Houma Welders
  298233 Earl Brown Wayne J Businelle Fishing 43 42 1965 Active
  298512 Capt. Bubba Tony J Dupre Fishing 43 42 1965 Active
5 299474 Capt. Charlie   Fishing 43 42 1965 Active
  501734 T J Allen   OSV 43 42 1965 Later Allied Elevator No.3, now M & M 103
  512927 Delta #4 T. & A. Wireline OSV 52 48 1968 Active
    Gulf Coast II   Fishing 158 85 1968 Later Carol Ann, Lady Marie, Alexia A. IV, now Stingray
19 523068 D F J II D F J Fishing Fishing 24 43 1969 Active
  525980 Cardinal I   OSV 67 50 1970 Now Superior Purpose
21   Martha Theriot Nolty J Theriot Tug 196 99 1966 Later Martha, now Achilles
22 504991 Rebecca Theriot Nolty J Theriot Tug 196 93 1966 Sank 1977, rebuilt as Cecilia B. Slatten, now Miss Isabella
23 531647 John Candies Otto Candies Towboat  71 51 1971 Now Mr B
24 532582 Ferdie Candies Otto Candies Towboat  71 51 1971 Later HMS Eagle, now D. V. Tanner
25 521672 Mitzi Alario   Tug 192 94 Jul-69 Now Dallas J. Adams
26 537733 Brett Candies Otto Candies Tug 92 98 Mar-72 Later Sea Gull, Pegasus II, Fournier Boys, Robert J, American Challenger, now James T. Quigg
27 542118 Sidney Candies Otto Candies Tug 92 105 Aug-72 Later El Pato Grande, now Tara Crosby
28 535457 James Longstreet   Passenger 65 94 1971  
29 537649 Joe Johnstone   Freight 65 94 1972  
30 547618 Kelly Candies Otto Candies Tug 90 98 Jun-73 Later Kelly, Captain Andrew, Gulf Wind II, Chesapeake, Sargasso Sea, now Island Voyager
31 539099 C. C. Cenac, Jr. Cenac Towing Towboat  83 55 1972 Later Cody W, now Joy Wepfer
35 551937 Gus Candies Otto Candies Tug 90 100 Oct-73 Now Rio Bravo
  552799 Laura C. J. D. Cayton Towboat  392 94 1974 Now W. O. Watson.
  556958 Pinto Western Towing Towboat  50 45 1974 Later Kirby Trainer, Mr Seabee, Harbor Runner, now Ron W, now TLC Explorer
39 561273 Prudent Candies Otto Candies Tug 90 98 Jan-75 Later Prudent, Miss Bobbie, OPI Miss Bobbie, Gulf Squall, now Crosby Warrior
40 555761 Zeus Robert Dann Co. Tug 98 99 Apr-74 Active
  553908 Dan J. Hogan  ACBL Towboat  388 94 1973 Now River Titan
  560135 Wally Roller   ACBL Towboat  622 138 1974 Active
  564006 James E. Nivin  ACBL Towboat  622 138 1975 Now Ronald L. Loughmiller
44 569149 Paul Candies Otto Candies Tug 94 98 Nov-75 Later Rio Morichal, now Mr. Gilbert
45 560012 Rene J. Cheramie Cheramie & Sons Tug 158 96 Nov-74 Now Orleans
49 566610 Joseph Sause Sause Bros. Tug 149 112 Jul-75 Later Joe Sause, now Joseph Sause
50 561510 Sailfish Stapp Towing Co Tug 88 48 1975 Now Miss Amy
51 563354 Swordfish Stapp Towing Co Tug 85 48 1975 Now Miss Judy
52 568531 Bluefish Stapp Towing Co Tug 85 48 1975 Active
  570554 R. H. O'Neill  ACBL Towboat  608 138 1976 Active
  572994 Sonny Ivey   ACBL Towboat  608 138 1976 Active
60 578090 Henry Sause Sause Bros. Tug 148 107 Jan-77 Active
Built by Houma Marine Fabricators
61 603298 Clipper Acapulco Hamilton, Inc. PSV 274 170 Mar-79 Later  Gulfstream II, Ensco Transport, Transport Tide, now Tobago Transport
62 607642 Clipper Eden Isle Hamilton, Inc. PSV 274 177 Jun-79 Later Gulfstream I, Ensco Cruiser, Cruiser Tide, now Bricourt (Nigeria)
63   Clipper Cat Island Hamilton, Inc. PSV 194 150 Oct-79 Later Jacqueline R. Ataman, now Olskiy Rybak (Russia)
64 616435 Clipper Grand Cayman Hamilton, Inc. PSV 531 157 Jan-80 Now Taylor Tide
65 620473 Clipper Cap Haitien Hamilton, Inc. PSV 193 157 Apr-80 Later Ensco Tender, Tender Tide, Paladin Shadow, now Danah Explorer
66 624326 Clipper San Andres Hamilton, Inc. PSV 193 157? Jul-80 Now Mister Big (Argentina)
67 631319 GP-37 Pipelines, Inc. Pipelayer 1,472 188 Mar-81 Now Warrier Chief
68 632330 Cameron Seahorse Tidewater Marine PSV 197 145 Feb-81 Now Sili (Bermuda)
69 635750 Mobile Seahorse Tidewater Marine PSV 197 146 May-81 Now Southern Seahorse (Bermuda)
70 638867 Tampa Seahorse Tidewater Marine PSV 197 146 Jul-81 Active
71 641140 Sabine Seahorse Tidewater Marine PSV 197 150 Oct-81 Now Mystery Shadow
72 643978 C/Titan Crusader Marine PSV 292 170 Jan-82 Later Charles River, now Prince Edward (Nigeria)
73 646555 C/Trojan Crusader Marine PSV 292 170 Apr-82 Later Edwin Link, Seward Johnson II, now Atlantic Explorer (Bermuda)
74 648354 C/Centurion Crusader Marine PSV 292 170 Jun-82 Later GMMOS Horizon, Shell Star, Shell Star, now Seabulk Star
75 650987 C/Crusader Crusader Marine PSV 277 170 Aug-82 Now Miss Lilly
76 965885 Candy Supplier Candy Fleet Corp  PSV 277 170 1990 Ordered as C/Gladiator, now Dolina (Russia)
77 965884 Candy Clipper Candy Fleet Corp  PSV 277 170 1990 Ordered as C/Olympian, active
78-84                
85   Esperanza Panama Canal Tug 286   1985 Active
86   Oro Maya Bernado Tug     1985 Active
87   Chagres Panama Canal Tug 286   1987 Active
88   Guia Panama Canal Tug 286 95 1987 Active
89   Lider Panama Canal Tug 286 95 1987 Active
90 931211 Evans-Wadhams-Walcott Lake Champlain Tptn. Ferry 267 188 1989 Active
91   Dolphin Panama Canal Tug 286   1988 Active
92 944638 Kinnakeet North Carolina DoT Ferry 280 140 1989 Active
93   Victoria Panama Canal Tug 286 95 1990 Later D. P. McAuliffe
94   Gamboa Panama Canal Tug 286 101 1990 Active
95   Unidad Panama Canal Tug 286 95 1990 Active
96   F. O. Barge 105 Panama Canal Tank Barge     1990 Active
97   Line Barge Panama Canal Deck Barge     1990 Active
98 974292 Robert J. Eymard C. & E. Boat Rental PSV 88 124 May-91 Later Intíl Raider, now Gis-Raider
99 977466 Oaklawn Seacor Marine PSV 84 120 Aug-91 Later Intíl Clipper, now Clipper
100 986611 Vermont Lake Champlain Tptn. Ferry 267 187 Sep-92 Active
101   Misfah 9 Saudi Aramco Tug 292 98 Apr-95 Active
102   Takreer 4 Saudi Aramco Tank Barge  548 165 Apr-95 Active
103 1023327 Crown Casino Roberts River Rides Casino 1,528 219 Nov-94 Active
104 1026746 Mississippi Belle II Roberts River Rides Casino 75 157 Nov-94 Now Philadelphia Belle
105                
106 1035210 Gorgona Panama Canal Tug 286 95 Oct-95 Active
107 1040254 Paddy Cenac Cenac Towing Towboat  124 70 Feb-96 Now Paddy
108 1042157 Dustin Cenac Cenac Towing Towboat  124 70 Aug-96 Now Dustin
109 1046028 Gregory Cenac Cenac Towing Towboat  124 70 Sep-96 Completed by Cenac, now Gregory
110 1046750 Amanda Cenac Cenac Towing Towboat  124 70 Aug-96 Completed by Cenac, now Amanda
111 1049433 Tee Cenac Cenac Towing Towboat  124 70 Nov-96 Now Tee
112 1049430 Jack Guidry Cenac Cenac Towing Towboat  124 70 May-97 Completed by Cenac, now Jack Guidry
113 1057801 Galaxie Seacor Marine Seismic 1,154 213 Nov-97 Now Seabulk Galaxie
114 1065310 C/Centurion Co-Mar Offshore PSV 824 174 Sep-98 Now Seabulk Carmen
115 1080907 Henri Cenac Cenac Towing Towboat  124 70 Mar-99 Now Henri
116 1087086 Isidore Cenac Cenac Towing Towboat  124 70 Jun-99 Completed by Cenac, now Isidore
117 1091160 Ursula Cenac Cenac Towing Towboat  124 68 Dec-99 Completed by Cenac, now Ursula
118 1095430 Kitty Cenac Cenac Towing Towboat  124 68 Mar-00 Completed by Cenac, now Kitty
119 1107373 Victoria Cenac Cenac Towing Towboat  124 56 Dec-00 Completed by Cenac, now Victoria
120 1118925 Quentin Cenac  Cenac Towing Towboat  124 70 Jul-01 Now Quentin
Built by Houma Fabricators/de Hoop
121 1106760 Harvey Intruder Guidry Bros. Tug 198 120 Jun-01 Active
122 1120750 Harvey Thunder Guidry Bros. Tug 197 120 Jul-02 Active
123-128                
129 1164327 Philomene P. Perera Settoon Towing  Tug 56 50 2004 Active
130 1134088 Amy Candies Otto Candies PSV 1,129 171 Jan-03 Active
131 1137867 Milissa Candies Otto Candies PSV 1,700 196? May-03 Active (Mexico)
132 1154429 Keri Candies Otto Candies PSV 1,189 171 Aug-03 Active
133 1151824 Mary Frances Candies Otto Candies PSV 1,237 190 Feb-04 Active
134                
135               Cancelled
136 1171021 Emily Candies Otto Candies PSV 1,925 242 Dec-04 Active
137 1179244 Celia Candies Otto Candies PSV 1,925 242 Dec-04 Active
138 1165438 Christine Cenac Cenac Towing Towboat 136 77 Nov-04 Now Christine
139 1171264 Jackie Cenac Cenac Towing Towboat 136 77 Apr-05 Now Jackie
140 1171260 Marie Cenac Cenac Towing Towboat 136 77 Apr-05 Now Marie
141 1176072 Diane Cenac Cenac Towing Towboat 136 77 Jul-05 Now Diane
142                
Built by Candies Shipbuilding
143 1184773 Chloe Candies Otto Candies IMR 4,057 257 3-Nov-06 Active
144                
145 1209608 Claire Candies Otto Candies PSV 3,336 261 20-Jun-08 Active
146 1195644 Olivia Candies Otto Candies PSV 1,227 188 5-Oct-07 Active
147 1214483 Nicki Candies Otto Candies PSV 3,336 261 19-Feb-09 Active
148 1219737 Peyton Candies Otto Candies PSV 3,336 262 27-Jul-10 Hull built by VT Halter, active
149 1219617 Kelly Ann Candies Otto Candies PSV 3,336 262 19-Mar-12 Active
150 1219732 Joshua Candies Otto Candies PSV 3,336 262 19-Nov-10 Hull built by VT Halter, active
151 1242288 Tucker Candies Otto Candies PSV 3,365 278 14-May-13 Active
152 1242012 Wyatt Candies Otto Candies DSV 4,770 288 14-Feb-13 Active
153 1242328 Gracie Candies Otto Candies PSV 3,563 275 31-Dec-13 Active
154 1269818   Otto Candies PSV   275   Building
155 1269956   Otto Candies PSV   275   Building