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REALIST (1963)
Photo by: Ryan Silva

Built in 1963, by the Bollinger Machine Shop of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #46) as the Todd Rick for Galliano Tugs Incorporated of Cut Off, Louisiana.

In 1993, the tug was acquired by the Coastal Tug and Barge Company of Miami, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Coastal Gulf Stream.

In 2009, she was acquired by Transmontaigne Product Carriers Incorporated of Denver, Colorado. Where she was renamed as the Gulf Stream.

In 2009, the tug was acquired by Teppco Marine Services of Houma, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2009, she was acquired by Diversified Environmental Services of Tampa, Florida. Where the tug was renamed as the Cindy E.

In 2014, the tug was acquired by New York Marine Towing Incorporated of Montauk, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Realist.

In 2016, she was chartered to the Robert B. Our Company of Harwich, Massachusetts. Where the tug retained her name.

She is twin screw tug, rated at 1,800 horsepower.
(Daryl Powell)


  • Vessel Name: REALIST (1963)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 292718
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8841814
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDE9812
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 46
  • Ship Builder: BOLLINGER MACHINE SHOP
  • Year Built: 1963
  • Length: 84.5
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 11.4
  • Hull Breadth: 26.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 193
  • Net Tonnage: 131
  • Owner:
    SPECIALIST LLC
    10 SOUTH FLINT STREET PO BOX 444
    MONTAUK, NY 11954
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    TODD RICK, COASTAL GULF STREAM, GULF STREAM, CINDY E, CINDY E, REALIST
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Galliano Tugs Inc., COASTAL TUG AND BARGE INC, TRANSMONTAIGNE PRODUCT SERVICES INC, TEPPCO MARINE SERVICES LLC, DIVERSIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INC, DIVERSIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INC, SPECIALIST LLC, SPECIALIST LLC, SPECIALIST LLC