Champion Shipyards, Pass Christian MS

(later Champion Swiftships)

Most recent update: August 2, 2014.


Champion Shipyard was started in 1980 by three Halter managers - Sid Mizell, Floyd Naquin and Bernie Heaps.  Two years later, they sold it to Swiftships, who had misguidedly decided to buy up a bunch of small yards, just in time for the market collapse of the mid-1980s.  As a result, the yard closed in 1984, leaving four boats incomplete.  If anyone can improve the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Feet Built Disposition
1 640585 Cane River Trico Marine PSV 294 164 1981 Later Bosworth Tide, scrapped 2006
2 642456 Red River Trico Marine PSV 294 164 1981 Later Parch Tide, scrapped 2006
3 643323 PBR/348 PBR Offshore PSV 294 164 1981 Later Mar 13, now Gwen Tide (Canada)
4 643324 PBR/349 PBR Offshore PSV 294 164 1981 Later Mar 14, fishing vessel Deep Sea Producer, sank 1988 in the Bering Sea
5 643910 PBR/350 PBR Offshore PSV 294 164 1982 Later Mar 15, Golden Brandy, Ensco Cutter, Cutter Tide, now Jennifer I (Nigeria)
6 647712 PBR/351 PBR Offshore PSV 294 164 1982 Later Bahamas Sky, now Ken Tide (Vanuatu)
7?   Frank Candies Otto Candies Tug 98 107 1983  
8?   SB 236         1983 Active (Mexico)
9 649138 Blue Coral Garber Bros. PSV 299 168 1982 Later Jessica Rae, Dorado, Maad Hunter V, now Kerry Gros
10 653020 Blue Sail Garber Bros. PSV 299 168 1982 Later Wolf River, now Midnight Wolf (BVI)
11 655319 Margaux-1   PSV 299 168 1983 Later PBR/306, Pimlico, now Candy Cruiser
12 653612 Hokulele Hawaii Inter-Island Tug 99 107 1983 Now Niolo
13 656404 Ben Candies Otto Candies Tug 98 107 1983 Now Sand Master
14 659901 PBR/354 PBR Offshore PSV 299 168 1983 Later Golden Bear, Seabulk South Carolina, now South Carolina (UAE)
15 958927 Sun Island Seacor Marine PSV 849 215 1990 Completed by Steiner, later Big Orange 26, Sun Island, now Cape Kala Kane
16   PBR/476 PBR Offshore PSV 299 182 1990 Completed by Steiner, later Sage, now IMS Jade (Nigeria)
17 973388 Discovery Island Seacor Marine PSV 849 215 1991 Completed by Steiner, later Big Orange 28, Discovery Island, now Cape Hanamanoia
18 978736 Avery Island Seacor Marine PSV 386 215 1991 Completed by Steiner, now Cape Kumu Kahi