Cleveland’s Goodtime III arrived at Great Lakes Shipyard earlier this month to undergo drydocking and repair work.
The vessel received its five-year year US Coast Guard hull and machinery inspection and had its hull repainted. Great Lakes Shipyard has performed work on the previous Cleveland-based excursion boats, Goodtime and Goodtime II. This is the first repair contract that Great Lakes Shipyard has had for Goodtime III.
Goodtime III, a family owned and operated business since 1958, is Cleveland’s largest excursion vessel and the largest quadruple-deck luxury ship on the Great Lakes with a 1,000-person capacity. It provides such trips as charters, dinner cruises, tours, etc.
Great Lakes Shipyard is a full-service yard specializing in new construction, fabrication, and repairs of all types of vessels and barges. Recent completed projects include drydocking and repairs to the USCG Buoy Tender Buckthorn, emergency repairs on the USCG Cutter Mobile Bay barge, drydocking and repairs on the Ohio Department of Natural Resources R/V Grandon and dockside modifications to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Tug Mike Donlon. New construction projects include recent completion and delivery of the Handy Size class tugboat Handy-Three for Puerto Rico Towing & Barge Co. The Shipyard’s current order book includes drydock and repair of the Ferry Islander for Miller Boat Line and the construction of two (2) new state-of-the-art ASD tractor tugs for Caribbean Tugz, LLC, an affiliate of Seacor Holdings, Inc.