Since his first vessel in 1949, the 36-foot
wooden lugger tug, Betty Lou, Minor Cheramie quickly grew his
fleet to 7 vessels in his first 7 years of operation. In 1956,
the first Botruc was built by Blount Shipbuilders in Rhode
Island. These vessels were among the first of the cabin-forward
steel constructed offshore supply vessels ever built. Adapting
East Coast design to Gulf Coast needs with Cajun ingenuity,
Cheramie brought the “pickup truck” of the oilfield
to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, offering a multi-purpose
hauler to the growing offshore oil and gas industry.
Since then, the company, now in it’s
third generation of owners, has thrived. It currently operates
a fleet of 14 vessels with a deep commitment to superior customer
service and to valued, long-standing relationships with its
many clients. It is because of this commitment that L&M
has begun a new build program to service the growing needs
of their clients in the deepwater oil and gas industry worldwide.
An ongoing preventative maintenance program
is facilitated by experts in the field, keeping the vessels
in excellent working condition, minimizing downtime and earning
the company a worldwide reputation as a leader in the offshore
marine transportation industry. Each vessel in the L&M
BoTruc fleet is uniquely designed for versatility, dependability
and maximum service.
L&M BoTruc operates successfully because
its heritage is based on outstanding service and dedication
to its customers, vendors and employees.