Austal USA, Mobile AL

Construction Record

Austal USA was established in 2000 as a joint venture of the Australian boatbuilder, Austal, and Tom Bender, owner of Bender Shipbuilding.  Austal bought Bender out in September 2006.  The shipyard is a completely new facility on Pinto Island in Mobile, located close to the I-95 tunnel.  Its first two hull numbers were part of the parent company's series but then they started the 600 series for Austal USA.  Since there are no new ships missing from this list, they must also use these numbers for other projects.  Visit the shipyard at www.austal.com.

Hull # Original Name Original Owner Ship Type Tons Reported Price ($mm) Delivery

Disposition

261 Anapaula Otto Candies Crewboat 365   Jan-02 Active
262 Veronica Otto Candies Crewboat 365   Jan-02 Active
607 Biscayne Lady Island Queen Cruises, Inc. Cruise Boat 568   2003 Active
609 Cloud Nine Cloud Nine, Inc. Cruise Boat 504   May-03 Active
610 Patriot Circle Line Cruise Boat 197 7 May-03 Active
611 Zephyr Circle Line Cruise Boat 600 7 Aug-03 Active
613 Seacoaster American Marine Holdings Patrol Craft Dec-04 Active
614 Lake Express Lake Express Ro-Pax Ferry 1,757 19 May-04 Active
615 Alakai Hawaii Superferry Ro-Pax Ferry 3,617 75 30-May-07 Active
616 Hawaii Superferry Ro-Pax Ferry 3,617 75 Jun-09 Building
618 Independence (LCS 2) U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship 975 223 Oct-07 Building
619 (LCS 4) U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship 975 208 Aug-09 Building