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Loreauville shipbuilder christens ship for Holland America

Posted: 12:05 PM, Feb 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-14 16:54:55-05

Breaux Brothers Enterprise christened the latest ship today in Loreauville.

The aluminum shipbuilder built Half Moon Clipper for Holland America Line, a subsidiary of the Carnival Corporation. This 193-passenger vessel will be used to transport employees and supplies to the private islands in the Bahamas owned by the Carnival Corporation.

The christening took place this morning at Breaux Brothers Shipyard on Daspit Road in Loreauville.

“I’m excited to see this boat get down and start working. The crew is here from the Bahamas. The engineers, the captain — they’ve been working with an older boat,” said Larry Bischoff, manager of Nautical Operations. “This one’s going to give them a lot of enjoyment because it’s not nearly as much work to do, it’s a maintenance-free vessel.”

Founded in 1983 to build aluminum boats, the company specializes in custom built vessels, built to the owner’s requirements and specifications. Breaux Brothers Enterprises, Inc., are second and third generation boat builders and have a long-standing reputation with the boat industry throughout the world.