Marine Mart, Port Isabel TX

Most recent update: May 26, 2018.


Marine Mart, Inc., was owned by Walter and William Zimmerman and produced 240 fishing vessels in a life of 25 years.  It delivered its last new boat in 1985 and was then renamed Zimco and operated as a repair yard until 2010, when the business was  relocated to Brownsville.  The Port Isabel yard, on S. Shore Drive, is now a derelict mess - see it from the air on Google here - but it looks as though it was a pretty nice layout in its time, with a lift/transfer system and five good-sized work stations.  If anyone sees any errors or omissions in the table below, please e-mail your input to me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
286273 Salina Cruz Zimmerman Bros. Fishing Vessel 87 68 1961 Later The Gerald, Corina G, NLD
292384 Madera Cruz Marine Mart Fishing Vessel 87 68 1963 Later Sovereign of the Seas, Divine Light, NLD 2009
293505 Arroya Cruz Zimmerman Bros. Fishing Vessel 88 68 1963 Later Four Roses, NLD 1987
4 296542 J. W. Junior Jess W. Etheridge Fishing Vessel 83 64 1964 Later Rene Boy, Sabalo, NLD 1994
  297629 Esperanza Cruz Marine Mart Fishing Vessel 98 70 1965 Later The Osceola, East Bank, NLD
7 500674 High Tide John Wortman Fishing Vessel 92 65 1965 Later Deborah Sue, El Pretty Boy, NLD 2004
8 501106 Laguna Vista Poldson Seafood Fishing Vessel 92 65 1965 Later Ahi Voy, NLD 2005
  501849 Sander Peeter E. Hagias Fishing Vessel 88 65 1965 Later Blue Moon, San Antonio, NLD
  502533 Deep Six Port Fisheries Fishing Vessel 96 69 1966 NLD
502923 Western Clipper Isbell Enterprises Fishing Vessel 88 65 1966 Later Don Santana, Siobhan, Moredor, NLD 2010
503480 Spring Tide John Wortman Fishing Vessel 88 65 1966 Later Luchador, NLD 2025
  504357 Golden Clipper Isbell Enterprises Fishing Vessel 88 65 1966 Later Betty & Al, NLD
504945 Blood & Guts Los Cunados Fishing Vessel 98 68 1966 Later Blood and Guts, active
  505695 Dubrovnik Ivo Goga Fishing Vessel 89 65 1966 Later Miss Anna Maria, NLD
  506086 Oriental Clipper Isbell Enterprises Fishing Vessel 89 65 1966  
17 506314 Romo Port Fisheries Fishing Vessel 98 68 1966 NLD
  506433 Hope John Wortman Fishing Vessel 89 65 1966  
19 506878 Master John John Wortman Fishing Vessel 89 65 1967 Later Jason M, Corvina, NLD 2010
  507235 Flamin Mamie James O. Russell Fishing Vessel 89 64 1967 Later The Ronald Keith, NLD
507469 Sonya-Gwen S & G Corp. Fishing Vessel 88 64 1967 NLD 2004
  507969 Hermosa Cruz Zimmerman Bros. Fishing Vessel 89 64 1967 Later Master Ronald, Big Southern, NLD
508572 Esko Peeter E. Hagias Fishing Vessel 89 64 1967 Later Lady Evelyn, Big Belly, NLD 2008
  509256 Rafaelito Joe Barrera Fishing Vessel 89 64 1967 NLD
509968 Atlantic August Maripuu Fishing Vessel 92 66 1967 Later Marie M, active
  510421 Reckless Pete Shrimp Fishing Vessel 92 66 1967  
511146 Nikki G Ivo Goga Fishing Vessel 91 66 1967 Later Miss Lily, NLD 2011
  511515 Tropical Clipper Isbell Enterprises Fishing Vessel 92 66 1967  
29 511769 Estotex Estotex Fishing Fishing Vessel 92 66 1967 Later Chuy & Lucy, Lil Lamb, NLD 2008
30 512193 Wondering Boy Austin Gabourel Fishing Vessel 93 66 1968 Later Que Paso, NLD 1993
512438 Helgi John Wortman Fishing Vessel 93 66 1968 Later Russell K, NLD 2011
  512980 Lorene V Valley Trawlers Fishing Vessel 93 66 1968 Later Richard Barrera, NLD 2010
33 513844 Gloria Evelyn G & E Corp. Fishing Vessel 93 66 1968 Later Jennifer C, active
34 514136 Island Clipper Isbell Enterprises Fishing Vessel 94 66 1968 Later El Mister, NLD 2009
  514211 Master Pete Peeter E. Hagias Fishing Vessel 95 66 1968  
515365 Royal Clipper Isbell Enterprises Fishing Vessel 94 66 1968 NLD 1993
37 515514 Rosie B Rafaelito Inc Fishing Vessel 94 66 1968 NLD 1989
515746 Vally John Wortman Fishing Vessel 93 66 1968 Later Don Rafael, NLD 2010
39 516402 Resaca August Maripuu Fishing Vessel 94 66 1968 Later Bea, active
  516761 Maria G Ivo Goga Fishing Vessel 94 66 1968  
41 517011 Ricardo N Ricardo N Inc Fishing Vessel 94 66 1968 Later Adriana H, Daydreamer, active
  517292 Estobar P & R Fisheries Fishing Vessel 94 66 1968 NLD 2008
  517330 Elias S Elias S Inc Fishing Vessel 94 66 1968  
44 517618 Salina Cruz Zimmerman Bros. Fishing Vessel 94 66 1968 Later Ruffian, Miss Irma, Paz G, Lady Oti, active
45 517900 War Wagon D & S Trawlers Fishing Vessel 94 66 1968 Later Miss Lauren, active
  518189 Irma G Desmond Gough Fishing Vessel 94 66 1969 NLD
  518299 Davey Crockett Roy Crockett Fishing Vessel 94 66 1969 NLD 2006
48 518646 Vera Cruz Zimmerman Bros. Fishing Vessel 94 66 1969 Later Jeanne Marie II, Miss Ellie Lehn, J & I, J B, active
  519232 Socorro N Ricardo N Inc Fishing Vessel 89 65 1969  
  519942 Capt. Cooper Kirkconnell & Coo Fishing Vessel 90 65 1969 NLD
520092 Betty N Ricardo N Inc Fishing Vessel 89 65 1969 Later Maria Elena, Two Ss and Three Ls, active
52 520744 Roland John Wortman Fishing Vessel 90 66 1969 Later Claudia Eliza G, Luz Maria, Amada, Vanessa R, Adrian G, NLD 2012
  521552 Campechana Cruz Zimmerman Bros. Fishing Vessel 89 65 1969 Later Miss Brunilda, NLD
  521838 Jorge N Elias S Inc Fishing Vessel 90 66 1969  
  522454 Esperanza Cruz Marine Mart Fishing Vessel 89 65 1969  
  522806 Mystery Russell Trawling Fishing Vessel 90 66 1969 Later Lulu, NLD
522913 Buddy Boy Oscar J Galjour Fishing Vessel 110 68 1969 Later Mister Joe, Capt. Pete, Ugly Duck, Isaias, active
523600 Judy S Manheim & Sanchez Fishing Vessel 90 60 1969 Later Majestic Clipper, La Novia, Diana and Karina, El Abuelo, active
  Leah Marie Willie Randolph Fishing Vessel     1970 To Honduras
59 524443 Madera Cruz Marine Mart Fishing Vessel 103 65 1970 Later Michael Lynwood, Senora Linda, NLD 2006
  525492 Sander Peeter E. Hagias Fishing Vessel 103 65 1970 Later Gloria Cruz, NLD 2012
  527569 Vaquero Vaquero Inc Fishing Vessel 118 68 1970 Later Capt. Dexter, NLD 2008
64 528190 Audrey Tower Old Maw Shrimp Fishing Vessel 135 69 1970 Later Gulf I, active
  528796 Gulf Camaron II Gulf Camaron Inc Fishing Vessel 103 65 1970 Later Princess Rosita, active
  529587 Hardship Wilbur B Caraker Fishing Vessel 126 68 1970 NLD
69 529882 Hilda G Oscar J Galjour Fishing Vessel 118 68 1970 Later Debbie, NLD
70 530189 Jo Gal Jon C Cooper Fishing Vessel 118 68 1971 Later Darla & Corey, Myra Dawn, NLD 2009
71 530820 Eileen   Fishing Vessel 118 68 1971 Later Ronald E, active
72 531106 San Patricio   Fishing Vessel 119 73 1971 Later Miss Maria Inez, active
  531553 Sidney   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1971 Later Super Coon, Victoria, NLD 2004
  531998 Pat & Kathy   Fishing Vessel 118 68 1971 Later Ruben Jr, Panchito, Lady Nere, active
75 532206 Hermosa Cruz   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1971 Later Linda Cruz, Lady Damaris, active
  532419 Last Straw Hearne B Fishing Vessel 153 75 1971 Active
  533029 Daisy Patricia R J M W Corp Fishing Vessel 134 72 1971 Later Promised Land, active
78 533254 Cutty Sark Cutty Sark Inc Fishing Vessel 103 65 1971 Active
  Esco III K A De Thompson Fishing Vessel 103 65 1971  
  Uncle Mel   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1971 Later Northern II
  534421 Hope   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1971 Later Juan Humberto, Princesa Claudia, Miss Briselda, NLD 2008
  534564 Karl Hasselman   Fishing Vessel 119 73 1971 Later Lumei 1, NLD
  535091 Vatican La Bell Shrimp Fishing Vessel 103 65 1971 Later Stormy Night, activ
  535451 Fred Markwardt   Fishing Vessel 119 73 1971 Later Lumei 2, NLD
85 536241 Arroyo Cruz   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1971 Later Ensenada Cruz, NLD 2007
  536721 Louisiana Lady Louisiana Lady Inc Fishing Vessel 109 68 1971 NLD 2010
87 536499 Ronnie Yeamans Inc Fishing Vessel 109 68 1971 NLD 2008
  545253 Mrs. G Gough D Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 NLD
  537893 Capt. Galjour   Fishing Vessel 118 68 1972 Later Marine Star, active
90 537957 Gallant Clipper   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 Later Julie Marie, NLD 2003
  537958 Champion Clipper   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 Later Lucila Ann, NLD 2003
92 537956 Diamond Clipper   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 Later Captain Conrad, active
  Lady G Dixon Marine Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 Later Golden Sunset
  Lady Ellen   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 Active
  The Gerald   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 Later Master W II
  539228 Glory of the Seas   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 Later Rubina B, NDL 2010
96 539453 Relentless   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 Later Buen Paso, NDL 2010
97 539780 Inshala   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 Later Chico,  El Tahur, NLD 2010
98 541472 Miss Biddy K M B Inc Fishing Vessel 118 68 1972 Active
  541476 Emilia Garijak Inc Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 Active
100 541950 Joseph   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 Later El Sueno II, NLD 2012
101 541981 Miss Elaine   Fishing Vessel 118 68 1972 Later Mafinsco, Miss Lan, Miss Sandy Tran, NLD 2006
102 542547 Princess Patricia Bodden Shrimp Fishing Vessel 134 72 1972 NLD 2007
  543320 Vally Vally Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 Active
104 543395 Quinta Cruz Quinta Cruz Inc Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 Later H. M. Tower, Ciclon Negra, Exploador, Lady Nora, active
105 543986 Master Pete Master Gerald Trawlers Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 Active
106 543979 The Osceola   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 Later Miss Verna, active
107 544802 Musdana   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 Later Miss Fina, active
108 545466 Brava Cruz   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1973 Later Firpo Tower, Miss Barbara, active
    Bonita V   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1972 Later Bajia Clipper
111 546438 Cindy G Froga Fishing Vessel 126 68 1973 Later Sea Queen, NLD
112 546393 Godfather Marisa Fishing Vessel 103 65 1973 NLD
113 547785 Scatterbrain Last Island Fisheries Fishing Vessel 103 65 1973 Active
  548774 La Borrachita Russell Trawling Fishing Vessel 103 65 1973 Active
116 548188 Nancy Henderson C Fishing Vessel 119 68 1973 Later Hotshot Charlie, NLD 2011
117 549754 Doris T   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1973 Later Bountiful Clipper, Buena Suerte, NLD 2010
118 549864 Continental Clipper Don Rafael Fishing Vessel 103 65 1973 Later Quien Sabe
  550893 Imperial Clipper   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1973 Later Miss Julissa Ann, Edward H, NLD 2012
  550334 Kristin M Carlos Trawlers Fishing Vessel 119 73 1973 Later Gulf King 27, Capt C., active
121 550335 Malcolm Cavallin   Fishing Vessel 119 73 1973 Later Gulf King 28, E. J. & Joey, active
122 552591 Sovereign Clipper   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1973 Later Sophie Marie, Alan Jenna, NLD
    Harris Sr.   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1973  
  553387 Ingamar   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1973 Later Tortuga Viejo, active
 124 552093 Miss Laurie Nguyen LV Fishing Vessel 103 65 1973 Later Captain M & M, active
125 553446 Santa Monica   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1973 Later Don Vicente, Isla Cruz, NLD 2009
  Barry G   Fishing Vessel 102 65 1974 Later Golden Sunrise
  Lady Rull   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1974 Active
  Randy G   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1974 Active
  Plata Cruz   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1974 Active
  554298 The Gerald Gerald Fisheries Fishing Vessel 130 65 1974 Later Golden Provider, NLD
  554314 Reverie   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1974 Later Fortin, NLD
  555152 Georgia Lady   Fishing Vessel 126 68 1974 Later KDP, MOP, Lady Inez, active
131 555460 George C. Tower   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1974 Later Varon, active
  556540 Ranger Barrera Garza Shrimp Fishing Vessel 103 65 1974 Later Miss Joanna, active
135 557495 Hazel Melody Shrimp Fishing Vessel 103 65 1974 Later Rio Cello, active
  557631 Mystic Clipper   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1974 Later Endurance, NLD
142 565578 Remona Cruz   Fishing Vessel 132 65 1975 Later Luisa, Ocean Fresh, active
  572236 Esperanza Cruz   Fishing Vessel 121 63 1976 Later Midnight Madness, NLD
145 578253 Salina Cruz Salina Cruz Fishing Vessel 121 63 1976 Later Coba, Miss Becky, active
146 573892 Marceline   Fishing Vessel 104 65 1976 Later Letisha Trinae, active
  Nessie Mc.   Fishing Vessel 126 68 1976 Active
148 575655 Miss Cathy Vaquero Fishing Vessel 118 68 1976 Active
  576548 Manana Sea-Kirk Fishing Vessel 104 65 1976 Active
150 577090 Challenge Shrimp Challenge Fishing Vessel 104 65 1976 Active
151 578961 Rio Bravo Oceanway Trawlers Fishing Vessel 104 65 1976 NLD
  579069 Enola B B & B Shrimp Fishing Vessel 126 68 1977 Later Miro, active
153 579997 Texas Lady Texas Lady Fishing Vessel 126 68 1977 NLD 2010
  580668 Tercero Cruz   Fishing Vessel 94 66 1977 Later Princess Iliana, Amigo, active
155 581298 F. P. Tower Buccaneer Shrimp Fishing Vessel 103 65 1977 Active
156 582501 Melody Collins Trawlers Fishing Vessel 103 65 1977 NLD 2008
157 582508 Sidney   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1977 Later Edrick & Joanna, active
158 584082 Little Lisa Gulf Dees Fishing Vessel 118 68 1977 Later Gulf King 28, NLD
  Desi G Gough D Fishing Vessel 126 68 1977 Active
160 585717 Woody Woody Shrimp Fishing Vessel 118 68 1977 NLD 2008
161 587243 Laguna Cruz   Fishing Vessel 121 64 1977 Later Aja, H W Zarling, Tumbleweed, active
162 586572 Arsco VI   Fishing Vessel 116 68 1977 Later Miss Michelle, active
  Santa Cruz   Fishing Vessel 121 64 1977 Active
165 588761 Shadow   Fishing Vessel 104 65 1977 Later Martin Tower, active
166 589614 Chentito, Jr.   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1978 Later La Pachita, La Pacha, active
  590230 Tillie Tower Amigo Shrimp Fishing Vessel 103 65 1978 Later Mr. Mac, active
168 590772 Quien Sabe   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1978 Later H M Tower, Rebecca Marie, active
  590756 Miss Lillie Miss Lillie Fishing Vessel 118 68 1978 Later Miss Penny, Footprint, active
  592187 Uncle Buddy Webster's Fishing Vessel 118 68 1978 Later Gulf King 15, NLD
171 592319 Miss Teresa W   Fishing Vessel 118 68 1978 Later Rebecca, Blind Faith, active
172 593891 Julie Julie Shrimp Fishing Vessel 119 68 1978 NLD 2011
173 595473 Arsco VIII   Fishing Vessel 118 68 1978 Later Ben & Casey, active
174 596052 Rosa Jones Kain Fishing Vessel 140 74 1978 Later Lady Bride, active
175 597031 Gems   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1978 Later Uncle Billy, active
176 597821 Jordan Lee   Fishing Vessel 134 72 1978 Later Bradley Neil, New Harvest, active
177 598702 Saint Mary   Fishing Vessel 134 72 1978 Later Kimberly Jean, NLD 2007
178 598703 Addie Lee   Fishing Vessel 134 72 1978 Later Julissa, NLD
179 599761 Saint Therese   Fishing Vessel 134 72 1978 Later Julio Dos, NLD
180              
181 600261 Santa Cruz Cruz M Fishing Vessel 103 65 1978 Later Alma Marie, active
182 601297 Carmelita Carmelita Fishing Vessel 103 65 1979 Active
183 602303 Aquarius Lady   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1979 Later Lady Ilda
184 603621 Carolina Lady Carolina Lady Fishing Vessel 118 68 1979 NLD 2010
185 604827 The Gems   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1979 Later Gulf King 33, NLD
186 605074 Toni M   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1979 Later Gulf King 31, NLD
187 605265 Miss Christy   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1979 Later Gulf King 32, NLD
188 606232 Rodney & Bobby Morgan Shrimp Fishing Vessel 118 68 1979 NLD 2008
189 606941 Fiesta Cruz Fiesta Cruz Inc Fishing Vessel 103 65 1979 Active
190 607952 Burke I Texas Gulf Queen Fishing Vessel 118 68 1979 Later Gulf King 18, NLD
191 610713 Barbara Brander F Fishing Vessel 119 68 1979 Active
192 609028 Mr. Collins Mister Sea Fishing Vessel 103 65 1979 NLD 2008
  Dawn   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1979 Later Daybreak
  612454 Typhoon   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1979 Later Providencia, NLD
  614542 Rainstorm   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1979 Later Miss Aime, NLD
197 614724 Campechana Cruz Campechana Cruz Fishing Vessel 103 65 1979 Later Santa Fe, active
198 615322 G Gems III   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1979 Later Gulf King 34, NLD
  616213 Gulf King 35 Herndon Marine Fishing Vessel 103 65 1979 NLD
200 616815 Lasseigne Lasseigne & Sons Fishing Vessel 106 65 1980 NLD
201 616814 Lafont Lafont Fishing Vessel 106 65 1980 NLD 2010
202 618823 Gulf King 36 Herndon Marine Fishing Vessel 103 65 1980 NLD
203 618824 Gulf King 37 Herndon Marine Fishing Vessel 103 65 1980 NLD
204 618825 Gulf King 39 Herndon Marine Fishing Vessel 103 65 1980 NLD
205 622058 Gulf King 40 Herndon Marine Fishing Vessel 103 65 1980 NLD
  624743 Blue Skies Norman/Duker Fishing Vessel 103 65 1980 Later Blue Skies I, NLD
  623543 Sea Knight   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1980 Later Capt. Kyle, NLD
  Twilight   Fishing Vessel 103 65 1980 Later Don Fabio
  Zodiac II Zodiac Fishing Vessel 103 65 1980 Active
 210

626060

Marlin   Towboat

64

51 1980 Later Brown Tide, NLD
 211

627896

Kermit H. Elliott   Towboat 

37

41 1980 Later Brown Water III , NLD
  Balanta West Coast Fisheries Fishing Vessel 130   1981 Active
  Dalal West Coast Fisheries Fishing Vessel 130   1981 Active
  Minar West Coast Fisheries Fishing Vessel 130   1981 Active
  Zahra West Coast Fisheries Fishing Vessel 130   1981 Active
 217

641484

Brown Sea   Brown Tide Inc Towboat 

37

41 1981 Active
 218

641483

Capt. Tag   Southern WV Asphalt Towboat 

37

41 1981 Active
 219 646186 Dubrovnik I Ricardo N Fishing Vessel 103 65 1982 NLD 2008
220 646187 Dubrovnik II Dubrovnik II Fishing Vessel 103 65 1982 NLD
221 646818 David M. Tower Manteo Shrimp Fishing Vessel 103 65 1982 Active
222 646716 Michael S. Michael S Fishing Vessel 103 65 1982 Active
223 649985 Sea King I Sea King I Fishing Vessel 104 65 1982 NLD
224 654136 Hermosa Cruz Hermosa Cruz LLC Fishing Vessel 117 70 1983 Active
225 654926 Madera Cruz Madera Cruz LLC Fishing Vessel 103 65 1983 Active
226 654927 Arroya Cruz Arroya Cruz LLC Fishing Vessel 117 70 1983 Active
227 656074 Twins Ricardo N Fishing Vessel 117 70 1983 NLD 2008
228 656073 Los Amigos I Nikka Inc Fishing Vessel 117 70 1983 NLD 2001
229 656075 Vigo Genik Inc Fishing Vessel 117 70 1983 Later Rich Cat, NLD 2008
230 658525 Gulf King 41 Herndon Marine Fishing Vessel 127 73 1983 NLD
231 658526 Gulf King 42 Herndon Marine Fishing Vessel 127 73 1983 NLD
232 663951 Inshala Inshala Fishing Vessel 117 70 1984 Later Lady Lisa, active
233 663950 Brava Cruz Brava Cruz LLC Fishing Vessel 117 70 1984 Active
234 663953 Santa Monica Santa Monica Fishing Vessel 117 70 1984 Active
235 663952 Plata Cruz Plata Cruz LLC Fishing Vessel 117 70 1984 Active
236 666371 Capt. Greg Capt Greg Fishing Vessel 117 70 1984 Active
237              
238 670795 Gulf King 43 Herndon Marine Fishing Vessel 127 73 1984 NLD
239 670796 Gulf King 44 Herndon Marine Fishing Vessel 127 73 1984 NLD
240 Capt. Mike Capt Mike Fishing Vessel 117 70 1984  
241 685666 Gulf King 46 Herndon Marine Fishing Vessel 122 73 1985 NLD
242 685665 Gulf King 45 Herndon Marine Fishing Vessel 122 73 1985 NLD