m/v Charles Reid Perry

C&C Marine and Repair delivers fourth towboat to Marquette Transportation Company

Belle Chasse, LA based C&C Marine and Repair has delivered to Marquette Transportation Company the m/v Charles Reid Perry, the fourth in a series of new 6,600 horse powered, 160’ x 50’ triple-screw z-drive towboat. The m/v Charles Reid Perry is being delivered just four months after the third towboat in the series, m/v Jerry Jarrett, was delivered and less than twelve months after the first boat in the series, m/v Cindy L. Erickson, was delivered by C&C Marine and Repair on February 16, 2018.

The m/v Charles Reid Perry was designed by CT Marine, based in Portland, ME. The unique design includes three Cummins QSK60-M main engines that are paired to three Steerprop SP25D azimuthing z-drive thrusters. The triple azimuthing z-drive configuration allows for optimal speed, power and maneuverability. In addition, the z-drives operate at lower engine loads to boost fuel efficiency.

The vessel offers accommodations for 13 crewmembers. The vessel’s superstructure is supported on a bed of springs for added crew comfort, and a soft-core jointer system was installed in the accommodation spaces for additional comfort and fire safety.
C&C Marine and Repair was established in 1997 and is located in Belle Chasse, LA, on 80 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway. The company designs and builds towboats, offshore supply vessels, dredges, and barges, along with a variety of other marine vessels. The company’s facilities are designed to perform all new construction under roof and perform barge repairs on land.

C&C Marine and Repair expands operations at Belle Chasse, LA shipyard

Belle Chasse, LA based C&C Marine and Repair has announced the expansion of its main shipyard.  C&C Marine and Repair has acquired another 1,000 linear feet of bulkhead to its existing yard, along with a 16,725 square foot Spooling Shop equipped with two 20 ton overhead cranes.  C&C Marine and Repair will now have 3,200 linear feet of continuous waterfrontage along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Canal) and over 470,000 square feet of area under roof.  All of these additions complement C&C Marine and Repair’s ever expanding facility at 701 Engineers Road, which sits on over 80 acres and includes eight large fabrication bays, twenty-four overhead gantry cranes, four KAMAG transporters, and three dry docks.

This latest expansion of the C & C Marine and Repair facility follows several completed and ongoing improvements to the shipyard.  These projects include the completion of its new corporate office, the installation of new pilings to add 900 feet of mooring capability to its existing dock, and the nearly completed state-of-the-art 83,350 square foot Climate-Controlled, Robotic Blast and Paint Buildings.

Tony Cibilich, owner of C&C Marine and Repair stated, “For the past 20 years, C&C Marine and Repair has been continually growing, but over the past two years the growth has been accelerated.  It started with the acquisition and expansion into the old Bean Dredging yard and continues with this latest acquisition of a portion of the Versabar yard.  All of these additions have made C & C Marine and Repair well positioned to maintain its role as a technological leader and innovator in the marine fabrication and repair industry.”