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UH - Houston History Project. Neuville, Kerry - Neuville audio, 1 of 2. Janurary 22, 2007. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/609/show/606.

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Title Neuville, Kerry
Creator (LCNAF)
  • UH - Houston History Project
Interviewer (LCNAF)
  • Theriot, Jason P.
Date Janurary 22, 2007
Description Kerry Neuville was born and raised in Loreauville, LA and started a shipyard, Neuville Boat Works, on the Bayou Teche with his father and brother in the late 1960s. Neuville Boat Works is one of the leading builders of aluminum crewboats. Kerry started out as a welder and fitter at Breaux's Baycraft and began building airboats on the side before his family started their own shipyard. Company significance/history: Neuville Boat Works is one of the oldest and well-known builders of aluminum crewboats in the GOM and around the world. The shipyard got it start in the late 1960s when aluminum boats became very popular in south Louisiana because of aluminum's durability and lightweight. In the 1970s, the inland oilfields created a high demand from small, shallow water, aluminum workboats and Neuville took advantage of the business opportunity. They built a few crewboats every month. When the industry moved further offshore, the Neuvilles jumped at the opportunity and began building 105 ft crewboats. During the oil field crunch of the 1980s, the Neuville shipyard went "dormant". The brothers laid off the workforce and waited out the downturn. With little or no debt, the shipyard survived. And with several canceled contracts, the nearly completed hulls that sat in the Neuville's shipyard for much of the 1980s became highly valuable when the market picked up, particularly in Venezuela. From the 1990s forward, the brothers, with help from pioneers like Norman and Joe McCall, have made a mark in the deep water aluminum crewboat industry.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Energy development
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Neuville, Kerry
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Loreauville, Louisiana
Genre (AAT)
  • interviews
Language English
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  • audio/mp3
  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 2006-005, Box 10, HHA 00609
Original Collection Oral Histories - Houston History Project
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=231
Digital Collection Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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  • MMS/University of Houston
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Title Neuville audio, 1 of 2
Date Janurary 22, 2007
Original Collection Oral Histories – Houston History Project http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=231
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Use and Reproduction Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner. For more information please see the UH Digital Library Fair Use policy on the "About" page of this website.
File name hhaoh_201207_230a.mp3