Elevating Boats LLC, Caernarvon and Houma LA

(formerly Jackup Boat Builders)

Most recent update: August 4, 2014.


Elevating Boats, Inc., was originally called Jackup Boat Builders, Inc.  It was started in 1955 by Lynn and Orin Dean, who essentially invented the liftboat business, in which the company is still engaged, although it now only occasionally builds a boat.  Their shipyard and manufacturing facility was in Caernarvon LA - see it here - but they closed that yard in the 1980s and their most recent rigs have been built in Houma.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com  

Hull # O.N. Name Operator Vessel Type Leg Length (Feet) GT Built Disposition
Built by Jackup Boat Builders, Inc.
  293909 Jo-Mac 2 Schlumberger Technology Liftboat   30 1964  
  296951 Cajun II LL&G Construction Liftboat   34 1964 Active
  299871 Chevy Elevator Cajun Stabilizing Boats Inc Liftboat 75 34 1965 Active
  500371 Allied Elevator No. 1 Allied Wireline Inc. Liftboat   36 1965  
  501547 The Puppet Jon Blake Enterprises Fishing   52 1965  
  501737 Jo-Mac 4 Schlumberger Technology Liftboat   34 1965 Later Miss Macy, now Mr. Travis
  502606 Deligans Elevator No. 1 Gators Wireline Inc Liftboat   38 1966  
32 504532 Go Go Elevator Sigma Industries Liftboat   33 1966 Later Miss Macy
41 510850 Simple Elevator Jordan Operations Inc Liftboat   36 1967 Now Four Thousand
  512842 Marchand Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat   70 1968 Active
  515017 Jean Pierre Production Wireline Services Liftboat   94 1968  
46 516452 Offshore Elevator P & S Well Service Inc Liftboat   36 1968  
  518272 Proven Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat   37 1969  
52 524005 Thruster Elevator P & S Well Service Inc Liftboat   49 1969 Active
54 527816 Jay Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 75 58 1970 Active
56 529734 Cardinal Elevator No. 2 Cajun Towing & Marine Liftboat   44 1970 Later Miss Jessica, now Superior Patience
Built by Elevating Boats, LLC
57 530281 Xmas Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat   57 1971  
58 531707 Able Queen P & S Well Service Inc Liftboat   58 1971  
59 533080 Billiot Elevator Meldeans Inc Liftboat   58 1971  
60 534002 Al Plachy Cajun Stabilizing Boats Inc Liftboat 75 47 1971 Now Tiger
61 534725 Pooles Island Atlantic Dredging Towboat   47 1971 Active
62 536423 Sal Duhe Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 95 94 1971 Active
63 537019 Herman Acosta Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat   60 1971  
64 537764 Harold Bell Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 75 59 1972 Active
66 539665 Joe Labiche Elevator Paradigm Resources Inc Liftboat 75 60 1972 Active
68 542064 Western Bayou Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat   59 1972  
70 544350 Vincent Perez Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 75 60 1972 Active
73 548581 Harold Stodghill Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat   71 1973  
74 549893 Captain Orin Elevator   Liftboat 75 71 1973 Now Global Lift 6
75 551531 Diamond Elevator   Liftboat 75 61 1973 Now Global Lift 8
76 552645 Jehu Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat   61 1973  
77 553627 Mac Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat   61 1973  
78 554733 Allied Elevator No 1 Allied Marine Services Llc Liftboat 75 65 1974 Now Anders Elevator
80 557783 Sudsur Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 72 79 1974 Active
81 559536 Donald Evans Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 72 79 1974 Active
83 561616 Theophile Robin Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 75 74 1974 Active
84 562777 Walter Guidry Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat   79 1975  
85 565504 Gilbert Zamora Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat   74 1975  
86 567668 Dewitt Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 72 82 1975 Active
87 569353 Bill Snyder Elevator Jackup Boat Service Inc Liftboat 125 88 1975 Active
89 575117 Frank Sembera Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 62 90 1976 Active
90 577383 Marvin Acosta Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 72 79 1976 Active
91 579569 Jack Campo Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat   88 1977  
92 581122 Robert Guerra Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 75 79 1977 Now Shallow Draft 17
93 582972 John Redman Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 75 45 1977 Now M & M 110
94 585803 Allied Elevator No. 4 Allied Marine Services Llc Liftboat 75 45 1977 Later M & M 104, now L/B 101 Select
95 586555 K. D. Knapp   Liftboat 75 45 1977 Now Superior Guidance
97 588641 Shoal Elevator   Liftboat 75 45 1977 Now Global Lift 1
100 593265 Century Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 62 77 1978 Active
101 594666 Allied Elevator No. 5 Allied Marine Services Llc Liftboat 75 47 1978 Now M & M 105
103 600131 Bob Boteler Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 62 77 1978 Active
104 599713 Jo-Mac 3 Schlumberger Technology Corp Liftboat 75 48 1978 Now Superior Logic
105 602612 Sonny Melerine Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat   77 1979  
106 601982 Jo-Mac 7 Schlumberger Technology Corp Liftboat 75 45 1978 Now Superior Ability
107 602931 Jo-Mac 8 Schlumberger Technology Corp Liftboat 75 45 1979 Now Superior Ambition
108 609896 Allen Benoit Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 72 77 1979 Active
111 609023 Walter Alfonso Elevator P & S Well Service Inc Liftboat 75 45 1979 Active
112 609894 Ed Smith Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 72 76 1979 Active
113 629222 Gary Dean Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 130 97 1980 Active
114 609895 Herman Serigne Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 62 76 1979 Active
115 615720 Allied Elevator No. 6 Allied Marine Services Llc Liftboat 75 45 1979 Now M & M 106
116 615924 Noble Queen   Liftboat 75 45 1979 Now Superior Loyalty
117 618044 Allied Elevator No. 9 Allied Marine Services Llc Liftboat 75 45 1980 Now M & M 109
118 620490 A. C. Brown Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 72 90 1980 Active
119 638131 Mike Martin Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 120 92 1981 Active
120 623971 SNG 43001 Southern Natural Gas Company Liftboat 75 48 1980 Now Shallow Draft #18
121 625674 Allied Elevator No. 7 Allied Marine Services Llc Liftboat 75 49 1980 Now M & M 107
123 630808 EB VII P & S Well Service Inc Liftboat 75 40 1980 Active
124 631530 Donald Olsen Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 72 95 1981 Active
125 632549 Peanut Nicosia Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 72 90 1981 Active
126 635862 C. C. Lemaire   Liftboat 75 66 1981 Now Superior Attitude
127 646325 G. O. Roach   Liftboat   98 1982 Later Superior Honor, now Snapper
128 638132 Rick Stierwald Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 72 90 1981 Active
129 641744 Allied Elevator No. 8 Allied Marine Services Llc Liftboat 75 50 1981 Now M & M 108
130 642342 Ecoficient Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 75 111 1981 Active
  644417 Caboose P & S Well Service Inc Liftboat 75 40 1981 Now Miss Mia
134 651224 Pontchartrain The Grand Ltd. Liftboat 75 111 1982 NLD
135 647205 John Padgett Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 62 90 1982 Active
136 648337 W. G. Snyder Jr. Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 72 90 1982 Active
137 648336 Barron Goodale Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 62 90 1982 Active
139 652150 Buddy Plessala Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 62 58 1982 Active
140 657869 Junior Millien Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 75 58 1983 Active
141 653560 Tony Lopez Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 62 58 1982 Active
142 655124 Raymond Landry Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 72 58 1983 Active
143 660339 Donald Moll Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 120 91 1983 Active
144 681064 F. G. Derouen   Liftboat 130 91 1985 Now Skipfish
145 664153 Allied Elevator No 2 Allied Marine Services Llc Liftboat 75 58 1983 Now Columbia
146 1070621 Mammoth Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 200 499 1998 Active (built in Houma)
147 697823 Matt Jeanfreau Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 120 98 1986 Active
148 952144 Gene Buras Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 130 98 1989 Active
149 1189194 Jimmie Holmes Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 150 180 2006 Active (built in Houma)
150 1215412 Gary Chiasson Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat 150 180 2008 Active (built in Houma)
151 1253059 Walter Cure Elevator Elevating Boats Llc Liftboat   222 2014 Active (built in Houma)