Rockport Yacht & Supply Co., (RYSCO), Rockport TX

RYSCO Shipyard, Inc., Blountstown FL

Most recent update: August 13, 2014.


Rockport Yacht & Supply Company, or RYSCO, was founded by T. Noah Smith, Sr., in 1935 and became a leading builder of fishing boats: they added the shipyard in Blountstown when the offshore market took off in the early 1970s.  The Rockport shipyard was at the north end of Water Street: see the empty site from the air on Google here.  The Blountstown shipyard was on the Apalachicola River, at the end of Yates Drive, southeast of the town: see the empty site from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft.  Built Disposition
Built by RYSCO in Rockport TX
  292441 Captain Banjo   Fishing 59 61 1963 Active
  297119 Young’s   Fishing 95 66 1964 Now Dream of God
  297120 June Baby I   Fishing 95 66 1964 Active
  298406 Cayenne Goddess   Fishing 95 66 1965 Active
  298407 Cayenne Princess   Fishing 95 66 1965 Active
  298758 Little Dan   Fishing 49 55 1965 Active
  298946 Lady Charlene   Fishing 49 55 1965 Active
  298961 Galeb   Fishing 147 73 1965 Later Dolores S, now Allison
  299419 Provider   Fishing 147 173 1965 Active.
  299660 Rio Nueces   Fishing 90 67 1965 Active
  299963 Capitan Mario   Fishing 95 66 1965 Active
  500833 Angela Carol   Fishing 95 69 1965 Active
52 500834 Jimmy N   Fishing 95 66 1965 Later St Paul, Ms Kelly, now Blue Dragon
  502289 Jerry B      Tug  36 47 1965 Now Cindy Sue  
  502311 Red Eagle Vincent B Miller Fishing 135 91 1966 Active
  503045 Blue Dolphin   Fishing 49 54 1966 Now Eclipse
  503090 Galway Bay Gary G Warren Fishing 101 70 1966 Active
  503541 La Tanya   Fishing 95 66 1966 Later Juan G, now Esmeralda & Yahir
  503640 Ushagat   Fishing 49 54 1966 Active
  504010 Peter-Tran   Fishing 82 59 1966 Active
  504024 Wily Fox Wily Fox Inc Fishing 175 91 1966 Lost 1989
  504079 Nightshift   Fishing 49 54 1966 Now Middle Pass
  504266 Miss Mandy   Fishing 49 54 1966 Active
  504299 Gulf King 12   Fishing 101 70 1966 Now New Life
  504307 Miss Stacey   Fishing 49 54 1966 Active
  504574 Gulf King XIV   Fishing 101 70 1966 Later Sunflower, cargo Tsui Shue, Fatima I, Fatima
  504673 Isabel   Fishing 95 66 1966 Active
94   Susan II   Fishing 95 66 1966 Active
  504950 Rebecca & Rachael   Fishing 49 54 1966 Now Razors Edge
  505148 Lady Deborah   Fishing 144 85 1966 Now Master Braxton
    Lyco XXX   Fishing 101 70 1966 Active
  505463 Lyco XXXI   Fishing 103 70 1966 Now Mystic Light
    Lyco XXXII   Fishing 101 70 1966 Active
  505494 Natalia   Fishing 95 66 1966 Active
  505697 Cayenne Cactus   Fishing 95 66 1966 Active
  505698 Maria Isabel   Fishing 95 66 1966 Active
  505917 Billie Jean   Fishing 82 59 1966 Active
  505953 Chief White Hair   Fishing 101 70 1966 Later Miss Snow White, Sandra Lee, Mississippi II, now Super Liner
  506087 Capt M   Fishing 95 66 1966 Now Ana Maria
  506088 Dona Nelly   Fishing 95 66 1966 Active
114 506245 Miss Victoria   Fishing 82 59 1966 Later Guero Kato
130 665573 Western Gulf   Fishing 97 64 1966 Later Negrita, now Screaming Princess
132 506609 Adriatic Sea   Fishing 104 72 1966 Later Capt Hai, now Mr. Jim
    Patience Express   Fishing 151 66 1966 Later Cayes Express
    Angela Maria   Fishing 95 69 1966 Active
    Southern Explorer   Fishing 101 70 1966 Active
    Robert B   Fishing 143 85 1966 Later Isabel A Gamble, now Lauren Lee
    Albacore Galloway Marine Fishing 143 73 1966 Later Lyn’s Follier, now Morning Mistery
  507352 Nancy   Fishing 92 66 1967 Active
  507384 Faneca   Fishing 95 66 1967 Now Storm
  507680 Como Se Llama   Fishing 81 59 1967 Active 
  507740 Jasmine   Fishing 82 59 1967 Active
  507753 D C Greer   Industrial 89 62 1967 Later Nancy Lee, now Gulf Man
134 508306 Kelly T   Fishing 97 66 1967 Active
135 508901 Joann B Jo Ann B Inc Fishing 101 70 1967 Active
  508573 Sea Bring Rebecca Inc Fishing 101 70 1967 Active
  508593 Captain Wes   Fishing 82 59 1967 Now Nora
139 508847 Sindy Lee   Fishing 101 70 1967 Now Amber Cyn
140 511662 Chief Big Heart   Fishing 101 70 1967 Now Hercules
  509085 World Fisheries 1 World Wide Marketers Fishing 101 70 1967 Active
  509086 World Fisheries 2 World Wide Marketers Fishing 101 70 1967 Active
  509254 Sundowner   Fishing 98 66 1967 Active
  509574 Blue Danube   Fishing 101 70 1967 Now Unicorn
  509576 Mister Ross   Fishing 101 70 1967 Later Sharon Lee, Jason Lee, now Hoa Xuan Luc
155 509920 Schatze Alan's Enterprises Fishing 103 70 1967 Active
  510297 World Fisheries 3 World Wide Marketers Fishing 101 70 1967 Active
  510298 World Fisheries 4 World Wide Marketers Fishing 101 70 1967 Lost 1981
  510736 Cape Lookout   Fishing 88 64 1967 Active
  511577 Cape Foulweather   Fishing 88 64 1967 Active
    Chief Lookout   Fishing 101 70 1967 Later Two Friends, now L’Arche de Noe
    Chief Paul Pitts   Fishing 101 70 1967 Later Miss Diane, Neva J, St Dominic, Miss Jennt II, now St. Mary
    Eagle   Fishing 103 72 1967 Lost 1994
  513009 Joshua A Captain Joshua Inc Fishing 98 66 1968 Now Gilbert
174 512730 Aleisha   Fishing 98 66 1968 Later Miss Heather Lanelle
175 513494 Sadie & Laurie & R   Fishing 98 66 1968 Later Freedom II, now Capt Jimmy
  513575 Jeannie   Fishing 50 54 1968 Now Julie-Irene
177 513815 Juanita B Buck & Peed Fishing 101 70 1968 Active
  514665 Blue Fox   Fishing 101 70 1968 Now Grumpy J
  514983 Gulf Explorer   Fishing 98 66 1968 Active
  516010 Shamrock Palacios Freezer Fishing 101 70 1968 Now Lady Jo-Ann
183 516567 Miss Adaelisa   Fishing 88 64 1968 Active
    Daybreak   Fishing 101 75? 1968 Later Sugar Foot, Etoile de Mer, scuttled 2001
  521299 Martina   Fishing 88 64 1969 Now Daniella R
198 521757 Arsco III Texas Gulf Shrimp Fishing 101 70 1969 Lost 2006
  521933 Lady Dolcina Lady Dolcina Inc Fishing 81 64 1969 Now Capt Caden
    CSF 7 Sierra Fishing Co   Fishing 112 65 1969 Active
    CSF 9 Sierra Fishing Co   Fishing 112 65 1969 Active
    CSF 10 Sierra Fishing Co  Fishing 112 65 1969 Active
    Rio Japura Primar SA  Fishing 125 72 1969 Existence in doubt 2011
    Rio Madeira Primar SA Fishing 125 72 1969 Existence in doubt 2011
    Rio Negro Primar SA Fishing 125 72 1969 Existence in doubt 2011
  524637 Dorothy R   Fishing 112 65 1970 Later Janet, Aquarian, lost 1993
  527001 Gambit   Industrial 83 60 1970 Later Persuader, Kelley Girl, now Kelly Girl
  527872 Arsco IV Texas Gulf Shrimp Fishing 101 70 1970 Lost 1990
258 529565 Skagerrak   Fishing 96 66 1970 Active
  529689 Atlantic Traveler Martin Shinn Fishing 90 64 1970 Sank 2011, raised and scrapped
  529690 Miss Jo Ann   Fishing 90 64 1970 Later Aaron Gail, now yacht Istari
261 529732 Maureen G   Fishing 107 70 1970 Later Lucky Moon
  530215 Master Charge   Fishing 98 66 1970 Active
  531014 Lois Joyce   Fishing 107 70 1971 Now Joyce D
  531117 Lavonia R   Fishing 119 65 1971 Later Julie, now Sea Venture
  531785 Blue Yukon   Fishing 84 60 1971 Now Florence May, now Silver Cloud
  532084 Zachary R   Fishing 84 60 1971 Active
264 533702 Judy-Lee   Fishing 98 66 1971 Later Capt Le, now Jimmy Ngo
272 533879 Arsco V Texas Gulf Shrimp Fishing 101 70 1971 Active
273 531504 Miss Deanna W   Fishing 98 66 1971 Now Capt Tiep
277 534844 Mary B W   Fishing 98 66 1971 Now Captain Michael
278 534892 Lola Frances Hacksaw Inc Fishing 101 101 1971 Active
  536245 Matco I    OSV 166 87 1971 Later Clearview I, Diane Marie, now Darana R
  536246 Matco II Long Island Fishery OSV 166 87 1971 Later White Dove, Shinnecock, now Columbus
  536619 Matco III   OSV 166 87 1971 Later Clearview III, now New Sea Rover
  536620 Matco IV   OSV 166 87 1971 Later Lois U Wetmore, now Ventura II
287 537197 Mr Richard   Fishing 97 67 1972 Later St Dominic, now Peter Tai
289 537617 American Beauty   Fishing 97 67 1972 Active
290 538604 Michelle   Fishing 98 70 1972 Active
291 538210 Marina S   Fishing 101 70 1972 Later June V, now Eclat I
  538560 Sagrado Corazon   Fishing 84 60 1972 Active
  538580 Mandy J   Fishing 84 60 1972 Active
  538695 Shinnecock II   Fishing 84 60 1972 Active
  538892 Cory and Leah   Fishing 69 59 1972 Now Mackenzie Paige II
  538893 Evening Prayer   Fishing 84 60 1972 Active
298 540062 Miss Evelyn   Fishing 98 70 1972 Active
299 539673 Colleen D   Fishing 97 67 1972 Now Conejo del Mar 
303 540939 Wily Fox   Fishing 103 70 1972 Now Lady Geneva
  541054 Jaguar Jaguar Inc Fishing 103 74 1972 Total loss 2004
  541098 Southern Belle   Fishing 95 67 1972 Active
  541641 Senorita Nanci   Fishing 84 60 1972 Active
  541689 Rotarian   Fishing 98 70 1972 Active
  541756 El Vaquero   Fishing 84 60 1972 Active
320 549727 Cape Town Ocean Breeze Fishing 97 67 1973 Active
327 547298 Miss Kay   Fishing 97 67 1973 Now Sea Fever
  547885 Anita D Anita D Inc Fishing 98 67 1973 Active
331 550147 Cape Fairwell Ocean Breeze Fishing 97 67 1973 Active
332 550146 Miss Ivy   Fishing 97 67 1973 Active
  550828 Maestro   Fishing 98 67 1973 Now Minke
334 549316 Arsco VII Texas Gulf Shrimp Fishing 97 67 1973 Active
335 548263 St Martin I   Fishing 84 60 1973 Active
336 548327 Freedom   Fishing 97 67 1973 Active
    Yutaka Maru No. 22 Yutaka Fisheries Fishing 104 65 1973 Now Yutaka Maru No. 28
    Yutaka Maru No. 27 Yutaka Fisheries Fishing 104 65 1974 Active
    Lady Kim   Fishing 112   1975 Active
    Tonia C II   Fishing 180   1975 Active
  576990 Capt Alfredo   Fishing 97 67 1976 Active
389 577602 Anthony Carl   Fishing 97 67 1976 Now Hilda Alexandra
390 578573 Carmela Marie   Fishing 97 67 1976 Active
394 580021 Binh Y   Fishing 97 67 1977 Later Capt Phe, Lucky Boy, now Capt Mike Tran
396 580055 Miss Sue   Fishing 112 71 1977 Active
397 580354 Mary Ann & Vincie   Fishing 97 67 1977 Active
  580568 Alex   Fishing 116 78 1977 Active
400 580851 Zora Belle   Fishing 97 67 1977 Active
401 582968 Oriental Visitor   Fishing 98 70 1977 Active
402 582387 Azteca   Fishing 97 67 1977 Active
403 581935 Barbara Sue   Fishing 97 67 1977 Now Stephanie Bryan
404 583472 Gulf King 30   Fishing 97 67 1977 Now Buddy Boy
405 583471 Gulf King 29   Fishing 97 67 1977 Active
406? 584045 Gulf King 5   Fishing 97 67 1977 Active
407 584245 Gulf King 6   Fishing 97 67 1977 Active
409 585863 Kokina   Fishing 157 73 1977 Later Capt Lou, Miss Lauren, now ChrisMar
410 586255 Abbey   Fishing 97 67 1977 Active
411 585865 Kyle & Courtney   Fishing 57 67 1977 Now Amber Waves
413 587015 Robert Jr   Fishing 97 67 1977 Active
  587608 Three Brothers   Fishing 97 67 1977 Now Gulf King 12
421 588601 Albert S   Fishing 97 67 1977 Later Jadda Marie, now Dalia
  589114 Pacific Hooker   Fishing 97 67 1978 Active
  589115 Pacific Ram   Fishing 196 74 1978 Active
  590775 Don Pancho Coapesca Fishing 129 77 1978 Active
  591211 Don Ernesto Coapesca  Fishing 129 77 1978 Now La Gloria De San Marino
426 592234 Blackie   Fishing 97 67 1978 Now Capt Nico
  593149 Don Paco Coapesca  Fishing 129 77 1978 Active.
428 594444 Quitsa Strider II   Fishing 97 67 1978 Active
429 594640 Gulf King 9   Fishing 97 67 1978 Active
  595188 Capt Art   Fishing 97 67 1978 Active
430? 595189 Gulf King 10   Fishing 97 67 1978 Active
431? 595190 Gulf King 11   Fishing 97 67 1978 Active
432 595191 Gulf King 12   Fishing 97 67 1978 Now C C Ann
  596804 Enterprise Erin Fisheries Fishing 100 67 1978 Active
435 597606 Claire Lorraine   Fishing 97 67 1978 Now The Ace
  598061 Kenneth E Clark   Fishing 97 67 1978 Later Little Joseph, now Morgan Rae
437 598529 Master Les   Fishing 97 67 1978 Now Addiction
439 598903 Gulf King 8   Fishing 97 67 1978 Active
443 599772 Lauren O   Fishing 97 67 1978 Active
445 600152 Ken Smith   Fishing 97 67 1978 Later Aaron Christopher, now Los Gueros
446 600153 Roger Hadley   Fishing 97 67 1978 Later Rio Brazos
    Capt. Donald Capt Donald Fishing Fishing 129 77 1978 Active
    Esperanza 101   Fishing 106   1978 Active
    Esperanza 102   Fishing 106   1978 Active
449 601507 Miss Trina L   Fishing 97 67 1979 Active.
450 601917 Christopher James   Fishing 97 67 1979 Now Gulf King 24
451 602140 Gulf King 26   Fishing 97 67 1979 Active
452 602238 Gulf King 38   Fishing 97 67 1979 Active
454 602865 Gulf King 19   Fishing 97 67 1979 Active
455 604488 Candy Lynn   Fishing 97 67 1979 Active
  609985 Mayflower F A T Fishing Fishing 119 74 1979 Active
  609986 Mandy J   Fishing 133 74 1979 Active
  611418 Kay Lynn   Fishing 119 74 1979 Now Stacy M
  613018 Kathleen J   Fishing 119 74 1979 Now Voyager I
    Michael J Dolly Inc  Fishing 196 80 1979 Active
    Yutaka Maru 31 Yutaka Fisheries Fishing 104   1979 Now Genesis
471 607377 Rio Frio   Fishing 97 67 1979 Active
472 613177 Rio Guadalupe   Fishing 97 67 1979 Now Libertad
476 626917 Pacific F/V Pacific Inc Fishing 138 75 1979 Active
477 606937 Ramona   Fishing 196 80 1979 Later Theresa Marie, now Janice Lynell
479 613647 Mrs Aurora   Fishing 97 67 1979 Active
480   Wouri I Crevettes Fishing 157 83 1980 Active
481   Wouri II Crevettes Fishing 157 83 1980 Active
482   Wouri III Crevettes Fishing 157 83 1980 Active
483   Wouri IV Crevettes Fishing 157 83 1980 Active
484   Wouri V Crevettes Fishing 157 83 1980 Active
485   Wouri VI Crevettes Fishing 157 83 1980 Active
486   Wouri VII Crevettes Fishing 157 83 1980 Active
487   Wouri VIII Crevettes Fishing 157 83 1980 Active
488   Wouri IX Crevettes Fishing 157 83 1980 Active
489   Wouri X Crevettes Fishing 157 83 1980 Active
491 651594 Miss Alissa   Fishing 137 74 1982 Later Miss Maria, now Maizey James
492 624650 Halliburton 224 Halliburton OSV 199 130 1980 Now T. P. S. 224
493 627969 Halliburton 225 Halliburton OSV 199 130 1980 Now Cortes I
494 630094 Manu’atele III American Samoa Passenger 99 104 1980 Active
  633919 Pacific Lawrence Cooper Fishing 110 75 1981 Active
    Yutaka Maru No. 50 Yutaka Fisheries Fishing 101 75 1981 Later Fiona
    Yutaka Maru No. 51 Yutaka Fisheries Fishing 101 75 1981 Later Nalini
    Yutaka Maru No. 52 Yutaka Fisheries Fishing 101 75 1981 Active
502 641674 HOS Bold Venture Hornbeck Offshore OSV 299 180 1981 Later York River, now Gulf Freedom
503 643999 HOS Determine Hornbeck Offshore OSV 299 180 1981 Now Flint River
504 643475 PBR/357   OSV 295 180 1982 Later Ensco Coaster, Coaster Tide, now Cee Jay
505   HOS Geomar Apollo Hornbeck Offshore Research 295 200 1982 Later HOS Geco Apollo, lost 1991
506 650650 Halliburton 226 Halliburton OSV 298 130 1982 Later TPS 226, now Sea Bass
  650357 Silver Bullet Roland Latsch Fishing 18 37 1982 Active
  651595 Noah Smith Barcos del Mar Fishing 120 83 1982 Active
514   Yutaka Maru No. 75 Yutaka Fisheries Fishing 101 70 1985 Later Takamaru No. 75, now Ranmar No. 75
515   Yutaka Maru No. 78 Yutaka Fisheries Fishing 101 70 1985 Later Takamaru No. 78, now Ranmar No. 78
519 908380 Gulf King 47 Herndon Marine Fishing 125 76 1987 Active
520 908379 Gulf King 48 Herndon Marine Fishing 125 76 1987 Active
521 908378 Gulf King 49 Herndon Marine Fishing 125 76 1987 Active
522 908381 Gulf King 50 Herndon Marine Fishing 125 76 1987 Active
523 913754 Miss Fennessy