Form and Function in the Offshore


Cummins Vessel Reference #669

Bordelon Marine's new vessel design.

Last March I stopped in to see Wes Bordelon in his immaculate headquarters office in the tiny town of Lockport Louisiana. The single story building is new and designed to look good and, most importantly, to be functional and comfortable for those who work there. In Wes’ office we recalled the family history with boats and spoke of the series of Cummins-powered 150 and 163-foot mini supply boats built in 2001 and 2005.

Wes spoke with real excitement about the new series of QSK60-M Tier 3-powered boats that the family is adding to their fleet with the first delivery in early 2013. Bigger than the earlier vessels at 252-feet, the company is building three of the vessels at there own shipyard in Houma, Louisiana. As with the company office and the firm’s previous vessels, these new DP2 boats, designated Stingray, will provide for crew comfort, good looks and affordable options in the PSV and MPSV niche.

Wes showed me drawings with several different color schemes but wouldn’t let me take any of the information away. Bordelon would continue to give attention to the smallest detail and would only announce the new Cummins-powered vessels when their design had met the careful scrutiny of all concerned.

Wes promised to have the full description to me as soon as possible. A rendering, with an attractive color scheme, arrived the other day with a complete spec sheet and a good press release prepared by the company. I have attached all three here.


For further information:

James Schurek
VP Business Development
Bordelon Marine
Lockport, LA
Office: 985 532 5333
Mobile: 985 278 0283
E-Mail: [email protected]

Wes Bordelon Bordelon Marine
Lockport, LA
Office: 985 532 5333
Mobile: 504 452 5725
E-Mail: [email protected]

Calvin Klotz
Cummins Mid-South Inc.
110 Airline Highway
Kenner, LA
Phone: 504 468 3535 | ex 3403
E-Mail: [email protected]

Alan Haig-Brown

Alan Haig-Brown

Over 30 years as an author for global commercial marine and fishing publications backed with hands-on experience on commercial fishing boats and coastal freighters makes Alan Haig-Brown uniquely qualified to provide vessel reference articles for Cummins Marine. You can find him in shipyards around the world, and on his own website,

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