History

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Laborde Marine was founded in 1995 by J. Peter Laborde, Jr. Before starting his own company, Peter worked for Tidewater for 15 years – gaining in-depth experience in regional marine marketing, management of supply vessels, fleet operations and much more.


In 2007, Peter’s brother, Cliffe Laborde, joined the company after gaining 15 years of industry experience in various executive positions at Tidewater, including General Counsel and Secretary. Under the leadership of the Laborde brothers, Laborde Marine has grown to encompass a fleet of 28 vessels serving the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil.

Laborde Marine is dedicated to expanding its fleet in a conservative but opportunistic manner while providing safe, exceptional service to its many customers worldwide.

Contact us today to discover more about what Laborde Marine can do for you.



Historical Milestones

  • 1995

    Laborde Marine is founded by J. Peter Laborde, Jr.

  • 1997

    Peter Laborde negotiates the sale of six vessels to Trico Marine.

  • 1998

    Laborde Marine purchases two liftboats.
    Laborde Marine begins construction of two 210’ DP PSVs – the M/V John Lab and M/V Red Lab.
    Laborde Marine constructs a 175' liftboat.
    Laborde Marine acquires a 191’ supply vessel.

  • 2001

    Laborde Marine enters the international market by purchasing three OSV’s from Trico in Brazil.
    Laborde Marine opens offices in Rio de Janeiro and Macae, Brazil.
    Laborde Marine enters the crewboat market by purchasing four crewboats.
    Laborde Marine constructs a 200' liftboat.

  • 2002-2005

    Laborde Marine acquires nine 162’ crew boats/fast supply vessels.

  • 2005

    Laborde Marine begins construction on a 175' liftboat.

  • 2006

    Laborde Marine negotiates the sale of five liftboats to Hercules Offshore.

  • 2007

    Cliffe Laborde joins the company after 15 years at Tidewater.

  • 2008

    Laborde Marine enters into a construction contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. to construct three “280” class platform supply vessels.

  • 2009

    Laborde Marine takes delivery of the M/V Jeanne Pierre Lab and M/V Genie Lab, 260', DP-s high specification, deepwater PSVs.

  • 2010

    Laborde Marine takes delivery of the M/V Hilda Lab, the third of the 260' deepwater PSVs.

  • 2012

    Laborde Marine takes delivery of a 172' and 185', DP-2 crewboats.

  • 2014

    Laborde Marine takes delivery of a 185', DP-2 crewboat and a 195', DP-2 crewboat. Laborde Marine enters into a long-term management contract of two 150' Mini Supply Vessels.