Ortis Bros. Boat Co., Krotz Springs LA

Louis G. Ortis Boat Co., Krotz Springs LA

Albert Ortis Boatbuilding, Krotz Springs LA

Most recent update: August 11, 2014.


Ortis Bros. Boat Co. operated from 1965 through 1973, while Louis G. Ortis Boat Co. and Albert Ortis Boatbuilding followed, operating in parallel, from 1973 through 1982.  Their two yards were next to each other, just south of the railroad bridge, but there's nothing there today: see the site from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Delivery Disposition

Built by Ortis Bros. Boat Co.

  501668 Soloco the General   Towboat 30 1965 Now BLR General
  503791 Captain Kyle Tanner Fuel Services Towboat 46 1966 Active
  506933 River Lady River Lady, Inc. Towboat 61 1967 Now Leesa H
7 510602 B. J. Renaud  Louisiana DoT Towboat 64 1967 Now Jacke M
7 517870 Kenneth L   D.L.O. Boat Co. Towboat 64 1969 Now Lil Blake
7 520415 GNOTS III GNOTS, Inc. Towboat 87 1967 Now Bobcat
  523778 Terry Lynn Thibodeaux Marine Towboat 97 1969 Now Justice
11 528216 Claude J. Toups, Sr. Tony Toups Towing Towboat 116 1970 Now Caitlin
  537014 Sonny Cook Elite Towing Towboat 152 1972 Active
  548493 Kelly      Towboat 119 1973 Active

Built by Louis G. Ortis Boat Co.

3 549187 Alfred A. Devall, II Devall Towing Towboat 70 1973 Active
  553508 Bill P   Towboat 29 1973 Now Captain Jimmy
6 554911 Michael S. Devall, Jr. Devall Towing Towboat 35 1973 Now Jeanne H
7 560610 Pasadena Express     Towboat 89 1974 Deleted 2002
  558589 Shannon   Towboat 31 1974 Active
9 561254 Brandon J. Devall Devall Towing Towboat 74 1974 Now T. Claude Devall
10 561255 Charles Alfred   Devall Towing Towboat 83 1974 Active
11 563173 Tony Toups Tony Toups Towing Towboat 143 1975 Now Big Bay
12 569010 Mormon Island   Towboat 150 1975 Now Solana
  565635 Coach Hillman   Towboat 92 1975 Now Capt Woody
  566396 Davy Lyle Davy Lyle Towing Towboat 95 1975 Now Delta Mallard
17 568295 Mary Ellen   Archer-Daniels-Midland Towboat 92 1975 Active
17 570118 Karen Elizabeth   Towboat 97 1975 Now Brianna Elizabeth
18 569305 Royal Street Schieffler Bros. Towboat 75 1975 Now Delta Pintail
  570858 White Eagle Gulf Intercoastal Marine Towboat   1976 Now Holly Kay
20 572484 Janet Sims II Gulf Coast Pre-Stress Towboat 113 1976 Now Ricky Robinson
  573899 Mary Jean   WW Towing & Fueling Towboat 94 1976 Now Dixie Prince
23 578605 Tako Miss Lumar Marine Towboat 98 1976 Now Capt. Jim
  579052 Lincoln Martin Sr.   Towboat 60 1976 Now Miss Brandi
  580422 Shana M Mid-Coast Barge Corp. Towboat 84 1977 Now Brown Water V
25 580539 Tako Bandit   Lumar Marine Towboat 77 1977 Now Rachel Alexandra
27 583105 Mary Lee Rivero Emery Rivero Towboat 113 1977 Now Fatcat
28 581523 Andy L LL&D Towing Towboat 49 1977 Now Austin I
29 583636 Aurtesie G. Eymard Eymard Towing Towboat 89 1977 Now Pearl C. Eymard
30 584929 Winning Hand Tony Boats Towboat 77 1977 Now Gordon V, Sr.
31 586904 Royal Chateau William Schieffler Towing Towboat 65 1977 Now The Delta
DD1 588219 AZ-DD-2 Azalea Fleet Drydock 264 1977 Active
32 588446 Captain Reg   Towboat 40 1977 Now Mr. Gary
33 589065 Iron Butterfly Martin & Rieskind Towing Towboat 81 1978 Now Jenny W
  588739 Tommy Crosby Crosby Marine Service Towboat 39 1977 Now Laura Anne
  590798 Camilla S Rochester Dock Towboat 107 1978 Now Ruffian
36 595800 Foxy Lady Continuous Towing Towboat 70 1978 Now Maggie Rae
38 592216 Terry Matt Terry Matt Marine Towboat 88 1978 Now Lauren Marie
39 592870 Courtney Lynn Devall Devall Towing Towboat 42 1978 Now Miss Khylan
  594652 Cajun I Cajun Towing Towboat 52 1978 Now C. R. Talen
41 600525 Caroline Thwing Richardson Construction Towboat 66 1979 Now Brown Water I
42 594307 Gulf Express Gulf Lake Marine Towboat 126 1978 Now Harlan Richardson
43 596898 Captain Leon   L. & L. Oil Co. Towboat 47 1978 Active
45 597371 Miss Chantel Kenny Marine Towing Towboat 111 1978 Now Suland 
  599084 Big Al   Alamo Barge Lines Towboat 111 1978 Active
  599512 Capt. Murphy Arthur Smith Corp. Towboat 97 1978 Now Miss Darian
  602586 Captain Dan Arthur Smith Corp. Towboat 137 1979 Now Joanne Marie
  603315 Walter S   Alamo Barge Lines Towboat 113 1979 Active
50 603342 No Name #1 Zito Towing Towboat 129 1979 Now Edith Pearl
51 604474 No Name #2 Zito Towing Towboat 129 1979 Now Ruby E
53 613613 Artie James St. Pierre & Sons Towboat 129 1980 Now Bluegrass
55 619705 Gulf Dispatcher Pontchartrain Materials Towboat 129 1980 Now Carl Joseph
56 605056 Genesis    Gautier Marine Towboat 103 1979 Active
57 614577 Tony, Sr. Tony Industries Towboat 137 1979 Now North Wind
58 605784 Matador II Koch Service Co. Towboat 57 1979 Now Susan Morrison
  606551 Mike Duffy M. & S. Towing Towboat 109 1979 Now Griffin C
  608212 Les Limestone   Harcon Barge Towboat 77 1979 Now Liberty
60 615465 Cheyenne Indian Marine Towboat 84 1980 Now Michele Roberts
61 612327 Channel Fueler 10 Channel Fueling Service Towboat 97 1979 Now Jaime Devall
62 611732 Channel Fueler 9 Channel Fueling Service Towboat 97 1979 Now Egret
63 613173 Mr. Crosby Crosby Marine Service Towboat 53 1979 Now Mr. G
64 615684 Harriet Toups Toups Marine Towboat 83 1979 Now TAK I
65 622809 Claude J. Toups, Sr. Toups Towing Towboat 83 1980 Now River Docks I
66 606904 Matador IV Koch Service Co. Towboat 57 1979 Now Hunter A Settoon
  612983 Martha B. Barrois Miller-Barrois Towing Towboat 53 1979 Now M/V Miss Addi
68 614286 Anne Marie   J. F. Brennan Co. Towboat 55 1979 Active
69 610520 Marie B. Naquin C. & S. Towing Towboat 133 1979 Now Paige Gertrude
70 611668 Annette Pizani Lamans Towing Towboat 96 1979 Now CSS Palmetto State
71 612750 Betty Republic Towing Towboat 92 1981 Now Vicki Lynn
72 607830 Mrs R Richardson Construction Towboat 57 1979 Now Brown Water VI
73 615683 Larry J. Griffin Crosby & Griffin Towboat 83 1979 Now Discovery
76 609653 Shawnee    Indian Marine Towboat 110 1979 Active
  615166 Buck Reeves Reeves Enterprises Towboat 131 1979 Now Sue Ellen
  618635 Alamo Sun Alamo Barge Lines Towboat 131 1980 Now Ava Hays 
82 617386 Pony Express Canal Freight Lines Towboat 111 1980 Now Jeanne Mae
82 620456 Miss Vicky Kirby Inland Towboat 64 1980 Now Hondo
83 614581 Channel Fueler Channel Fueling Service Towboat 57 1979 Now Brant
84 627187 Augustine T. Barrois Barrois Bros. Towing Towboat 97 1980 Now Drew Devall
621020 Timmy Shane St. Pierre & Sons Towboat 83 1980 Now Mr Lester
86 620551 Cajun III   Stagg Marine Towboat 83 1980 Active
87 621265 Sand Dollar Sand Dollar Marine Towboat 137 1980 Now Mr Farrel
  622808 Miss Bern Kenny Marine Towing Towboat 137 1980 Now Michael D
  624049 Miss Bert General Electric Towboat 85 1980 Now HR Otter
90 627224 Sand Piper Sand Dollar Marine Towboat 137 1980 Now Saint Crispin
91 628324 Matador X Matador Service Co. Towboat 131 1980 Now Al Middleton
92 625116 Baby Tom Mire Marine Services Towboat 52 1980 Now Captain Mac
 93 618663 Webb Crosby   Crosby Marine Service Towboat 83 1980 Active
94 624234 Uncle Nu   Horace Savoie Towing Towboat 97 1980 Active
95 628797 Miss Sandy Delta Towing Towboat 83 1980 Now Delta Owl
96 630290 Jake Huffty   Deloach Marine Towboat 137 1980 Active
97 625407 Susan    Republic Towing Towboat 131 1980 Now Susan
98 629523 Sally Republic Towing Towboat 131 1980 Now Sonora
99 624878 Melissa Badeaux Badeaux Marine Towboat 89 1980 Now Tristen
100 625663 Cajun Power Cajun Towing Towboat 83 1980 Now Lynn R
103 625971 Jean D. Edwards Barge Transport Co. Towboat 81 1980 Now Nicholas
105 623250 Mr. Chuck Chester Smith Boat Rentals Towboat 131 1980 Now Barbara B
106 622231 Gray Hawk Hawk Towing Towboat 83 1980 Now Lake Eagle
107 630572 Miss Norma JNT Fleet Towboat 129 1981 Now Jo Ann Edwards
108 641534 Sarah Reed   Towboat 137 1981 Active
109 626166 Clarence G. G. & B. Marine Towboat 83 1980 Now Delta Parrot
110 624933 Vinton Crosby   Crosby Marine Service Towboat 57 1980 Active
  626510 Capt. Ben St. Pierre & Sons Towboat 129 1980 Now Skatcat
  629287 Alamo Pride Alamo Barge Lines Towboat 131 1980 Now Pride
  631535 Todd G Todd G LLC Towboat 104 1981 Active
113 628399 Judy Gail Cas-Bur Towing Towboat 57 1980 Now Molly G. Settoon
114 632992 Marion K. Jackson J. Jackson Towing Towboat 129 1981 Now IMT Emerald
115 634367 Mr Shep MBJ Corp. Towboat 129 1981 Now Penrose
116 631327 Claudia Foster   Watson Marine Towboat 131 1981 Now Stacy Dianne
117 637713 Miss Joan   Towboat 82 1980 Now Ms Frances
118 628798 Mama Tom Mire Marine Services Towboat 98 1980 Now Marie M. Morgan
119 629017 Channel Fueler 12 Channel Fueling Service Towboat 97 1980 Now Warren McKinney
120 631371 Brandy Falgout Watson Marine Towboat 144 1981 Now Louisiana Sun
121 631368 Matador VIII Koch Service Co. Towboat 57 1981 Now Cathy M. Settoon
122 629861 Channel Fueler 14 Channel Fueling Service Towboat 104 1980 Now Flicker
123 629862 Channel Fueler 15 Channel Fueling Service Towboat 57 1980 Now Canadian
124 632405 Jill Republic Towing Towboat 131 1981 Now Palo Duro
125 632638 Capt. Trace St. Pierre & Sons Towboat 129 1981 Now CSS Arkansas
126 641949 Alamo II     Towboat 67 1981 Active
127 633411 Sand Storm Sand Dollar Marine Towboat 96 1981 Now Mark K
128 631486 Zammer Zammer Marine Towing Towboat 138 1981 Now Big Daddy
  633854 Diamond Annie   Diamond Tow, Inc. Towboat 57 1981 Active
  634310 Gabe II   Alberici Construction Towboat 104 1981 Now M/V Ken Tubbs
  634736 Mister Mac   Towboat 144 1981 Now Lil Mike Settoon
131 632941 Silver Hawk Hawk Towing Towboat 57 1981 Now Kurt Crosby
132 635888 Terah Unique Towing Towboat 129 1981 Now El Sol de Caribe
133 635282 Capt. Jimmy D LL&D Towing Towboat 137 1981 Now Louisiana Legend
134 636814 Capt. Frank L LL&D Towing Towboat 137 1981 Now Southern Star
135 636815 Capt. Carl L LL&D Towing Towboat 96 1981 Now Michelle Ann
139 639580 Janice Carol   Capitol Towing Towboat 131 1981 Active
140 641329 John Clayton   Capitol Towing Towboat 131 1981 Active
  638556 Miss Hattie Kenny Marine Towing Towboat 129 1981 Now Tommy Andrew
143 637374 Big Sallee Deloach Marine Towboat 129 1981 Now Ted W. Ewing
144 641507 HDF I   Towboat 104 1981 Active
145 642813 Miss Sindy JNT Fleet Towboat 129 1981 Now C. McVea Jr.
146 643702 Meaghan Beth Bud's Boat Rental Towboat 81 1981 Now Miss Lois
147 643911 Petro Pete Touchard Marine Towboat 68 1982 Now Harbor Captain
148 643631 Mr. Rusty Mr. Rusty, Inc. Towboat 81 1981 Now Mr Camden
150 656017 Capt. Dean   Dean Towing Towboat 192 1983 Now Bubba Gates
151 646153 Bengal Brave Bengal Marine Towboat 94 1982 Now Miss Amanda
152 647615 Lucille Brooks   Capitol Towing Towboat 144 1982 Active
153 648743 Columbia    Dresser Industries Towboat 129 1982 Active

Built by Albert Ortis Boatbuilding

  563426 OU-311    Williams Construction Towboat 92 1975 Active
15 569765 Toro    Toro Marine Towboat 94 1975 Now Stevie Ann
16 570843 Creole Mama   Hollywood Marine Towboat 104 1976 Active
17 574886 Scotty Eymard Eymard Towing Towboat 74 1976 Now Mr. Joe
18 577294 Betsy Ross   TRS Boat Co. Towboat 111 1976 Active
20 580267 Sophie Rose   Machovec's Marine Supply Towboat 110 1977 Now George J. Harrison
21 584078 Robert W. Steele Wisconsin Barge Line Towboat 110 1977 Now Ben R. Johnson
22 587883 Gene Barnett Point Landing, Inc. Towboat 146 1977 Now Wendy C
23 590241 Roslyn Eckstein Eckstein Towing Towboat 111 1978 Now Andrew J
25 596468 Randy Eckstein Eckstein Towing Towboat 146 1978 Now Kristin Alexis
27 600831 Lance B. Crochet Crochet Boat Co. Towboat 124 1978 Now Troy Jacob
28 603786 Louis Ekinia Point Landing, Inc. Towboat 146 1979 Now Rose M
29 605366 Kathryn Eckstein Eckstein Towing Towboat 143 1979 Now Miss Roslyn
30 609371 Ray A Eckstein Towing Towboat 160 1979 Now Lauren Elizabeth
31 611055 The Duke   Sun Belt Towing Towboat 132 1979 Active
32 614387 National Know-How National Marine Service Towboat 162 1979 Now Glenn F. Zeringue
33 614147 Alfred Mora Mid-Coast Barge Corp. Towboat 100 1979 Now Touchstone Energy
35 615383 Kathy DeTrafford Sadhen, Inc. Towboat 102 1979 Now Captain Chad
36 617324 A. A. Mora  Mid-Coast Barge Corp. Towboat 77 1980 Now M/V Dixie
  619667 Miss Rosie Two L Towing Towboat 162 1980 Now Dale Robbins
  621096 Lady Myrna St. Mary's Towing Towboat 162 1980 Now Danni Sue
38 623859 National Leader National Marine Service Towboat 162 1980 Now Burns Johnson Jr.
40 624582 National Mission National Marine Service Towboat 162 1980 Now Del Wilkins
41 625777 National Navigator National Marine Service Towboat 162 1980 Now Martin J. Pellegrin
42 628784 Caroline Neher   Towboat 162 1980 Now Kendall Alyse
43 642933 Fuel Hustler Petroleum Products Towboat 95 1980 Now Bill
44 631130 Harry Brindell   Federal Barge Lines Towboat 162 1981 Active
45 629795 Spooky Sunbelt Marine Towboat 124 1980 Now Glenna M
46 632942 National IV National Tugs Towboat 178 1981 Now Agamemnon 
47 634990 Miss Jane Sadhen, Inc. Towboat 162 1981 Now Seth D
48 637538 Morgan 5 Morgan Marine Service Towboat 162 1982 Now Sabinal
49 638714 Capt. H. Colle  Colle Towing Towboat 124 1981 Now Trey Paul
50 638074 Charles D II D. & G. Boat Rentals Towboat 162 1981 Now Gene Huffty
51 637607 Lady Judy St. Mary's Towing Towboat 83 1981 Now Miss Kayci
52 642846 Tracey Gambarella G. & B. Marine Towboat 83 1981 Now Delta Robin
53 643777 Joyce Loupe L. & T. Marine Towboat 162 1982 Now Tommy
10 644001 Amdray-1   Barge 293 1981 Now Bulk 6
11 645660 Chabert I   Barge 293 1982 Now MOP-11
14 647390 American Mobro Marine Towboat 182 1982 Active