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Small Shipbuilders and Boatbuilders

These companies generally operate (or used to operate) relatively small shipyards, capable of building the simpler types of smaller commercial vessels, such as tugs, towboats, offshore service vessels, fishing vessels, ferries and barges.  In addition to the 300+ yards listed here, there are many more in the "Other Yards" section, some of which probably deserve their own table.


Location State Most Recent Update


Group 1 includes those boatbuilders which have been in business for a long time, which have built large numbers of vessels and which are active competitors in the new construction market today.

Atlantic Coast (3)

Blount Boats

Warren RI Aug-14

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding

Somerset MA Dec-14

Washburn & Doughty

East Boothbay ME Aug-14

Gulf Coast (14)

Breaux Bros. Enterprises

Loreauville LA Dec-14

Breaux's Bay Craft

Loreauville LA Dec-14

Conrad Shipyard

Morgan City LA Aug-14

Eastern Shipbuilding

Panama City FL Dec-14

Gulf Craft

Patterson/Franklin LA Dec-14

Leevac Shipyards Jennings (formerly Zigler SY)

Jennings LA Aug-14

Main Iron Works

Houma LA Aug-14

Master Boat Builders

Coden AL Dec-14

Orange Shipbuilding

Orange TX Aug-14

Raymond & Associates (formerly La Force SY)

Bayou La Batre AL Dec-14

Swiftships (formerly Sewart Seacraft)

Morgan City LA Dec-14

Trinity Madisonville (formerly Equitable Equipment)

Madisonville LA Sep-13

Trinity Port Allen (formerly Port Allen Marine Service)

Port Allen LA Sep-13

Inland and Great Lakes (5)

Brownsville Marine Products (formerly Hillman Barge)

Brownsville PA Aug-13

JeffBoat - Self-Propelled Vessels

Jeffersonville IN Jun-14

JeffBoat - Barges, 1964 to 1976

Jeffersonville IN TBD

JeffBoat - Barges, 1977 to 1984

Jeffersonville IN TBD

JeffBoat - Barges, 1989 thru 1996

Jeffersonville IN Jun-14

JeffBoat - Barges, 1997 thru 2004

Jeffersonville IN Jun-14

JeffBoat - Barges, 2005 thru 2012

Jeffersonville IN Jun-14

JeffBoat - Barges, 2013 to the present

Jeffersonville IN Jun-14

Marine Builders

Utica IN Dec-14

Trinity Ashland City (formerly Nashville Bridge Co.)

Ashland City TN Sep-13

Trinity Caruthersville (formerly Caruthersville SY)

Caruthersville MO Sep-13

Pacific Coast (3)

Dakota Creek Industries

Anacortes WA Aug-14

Gunderson Marine

Portland OR Dec-14

Nichols Bros. Boatbuilders

Freeland WA Aug-14

GROUP 2:  Other Active YARDS (68)

Group 2 includes those boatbuilders which are smaller than the ones in Group 1 or which have a shorter track record, but which are active competitors in the new construction market today.

Atlantic Coast (5)

Chesapeake Shipbuilding

Salisbury MD Jul-14

Scarano Boat Building

Albany NY Dec-14


North Kingstown RI Dec-14

St. John's Shipbuilding (formerly Offshore SB)

Palatka FL Dec-14

Yank Marine

Tuckahoe NJ Dec-14

Gulf Coast (39)

A & B Industries

Morgan City LA Dec-14

John Bludworth Shipyard

Corpus Christi/Orange TX Dec-14

Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders (formerly Mariner SY)

Houma LA Jan-14

C. & C. Marine and Repair

Belle Chasse LA Dec-14

C. & G. Boat Works

Bayou La Batre/Mobile AL Dec-14

Candies Shipbuilders (formerly Houma Fab.)

Houma LA Dec-14

Central Gulf Shipyard

New Iberia LA Dec-14

Corinthian Catamarans

Tarpon Springs FL Nov-14

Duckworth Steel Boats

Tarpon Springs FL Jan-14

Geo Shipyard

New Iberia LA Dec-14

GNOTS Reserve

Destrehan LA Apr-14

Gold Coast Yachts

St. Croix VI Dec-14

Gulf Coast Shipyard Group

Gulfport MS Dec-14

Gulf Island Marine Fabrication

Houma LA Dec-14

Halimar Shipyard

Morgan City LA Jan-14

Hope Services

Dulac LA Dec-14

Horizon Shipbuilding

Bayou La Batre AL Dec-14

Inland Boat Works (IBW)

Bridge City TX Dec-14

Intracoastal Iron Works (inc. Leboeuf Bros. and Bourg DD)

Bourg LA Dec-14

Jemison Marine & Shipbuilding

Bayou La Batre AL Apr-14

Kennedy Construction

Galveston TX May-14

Master Marine (inc. J-Built)

Bayou La Batre AL Dec-14

Midship Marine

Harvey LA Dec-14

Neuville Boat Works

New Iberia LA Apr-14

Patti Marine Enterprises

Pensacola FL Jan-14

Progressive Industrial

Palmetto FL Aug-13

RiverHawk Fast Sea Frames

Tampa FL Aug-12

Rodriguez Shipbuilding

Coden AL Dec-14
Bayou La Batre AL

Signal International (formerly Texas Dry Dock, TDI Halter, Friede Goldman Offshore and Ham Marine)

Orange TX Apr-14
Pascagoula MS

Sisco Marine (formerly Marine Inland Fab.)

Panama City FL Aug-13

Sneed Shipbuilding

Houston/Orange TX Dec-14

Southwest Shipyard

Houston/Galveston TX Apr-14

Steiner Shipyard

Bayou La Batre AL Dec-14

Sterling Shipyard

Port Neches TX May-14

Textron Marine Systems

New Orleans LA Apr-13

Thoma-Sea Marine

Houma/Lockport LA Apr-14

Tres Palacios Marine

Palacios TX Aug-14

United States Marine

Gulfport MS Aug-10

Verret Shipyard

Plaquemine LA Dec-14

West Gulf Marine (formerly Kelso Marine and Galveston SB)

Galveston TX Apr-14

Inland and Great Lakes (11)

Corn Island Shipyard

Lamar IN Dec-14

Donjon Shipbuilding (formerly Erie Marine)

Erie PA Dec-14

Eagle Fabrication

Sauget IL Aug-13

Great Lakes Towing

Cleveland OH Jan-14



KY Apr-14

MetalCraft Marine U.S.

St. Vincent NY Jan-14

New South Marine Builders

Greenville MS Dec-14

Nichols Boat Company

Greenville MS Dec-14


Guild TN Dec-14


La Crosse WI Dec-14

Tell City Boat Works

Tell City IN Aug-14

Pacific Coast (13)

All American Marine

Bellingham WA Apr-14

Diversified Marine

Portland OR Dec-14

Edwing Boat

Chinook WA Jan-14

Foss Shipyard

Rainier OR Nov-13

Kvichak Marine

Seattle WA Dec-14

Moe Enterprises, Howard (formerly Little Hoquiam SY)

Hoquiam WA Feb-14

Penn Cove Shellfish/Everest Marine

Coupeville WA Dec-14

Vigor Alaska (formerly Alaska Ship & Drydock)

Ketchikan AK Feb-14

Vigor Fab (formerly US Barge)

Portland OR Apr-14

Fred Wahl Marine Construction

Reedsport OR Dec-14

GROUP 3:  INACTIVE YardS (218)

Group 3 includes those other boatbuilders which have a history worth recording.  Some of these may still be operational as repair yards or fabricators and may occasional build a boat, but they are not active competitors in the new construction market.

Atlantic Coast (55)

American Car & Foundry (formerly Jackson & Sharp)

Wilmington DE Jun-14

American Electric Welding

Baltimore MD Jun-14
Savannah GA

Atlantic & Gulf Boat Building

Port Everglades FL Jun-14

Barbour Boat Works

New Bern NC Jun-14

Bellinger Shipyards

Jacksonville FL May-14

A. C. Brown & Son (and neighboring yards)

Tottenville NY Jul-14

Ira S. Bushey & Sons

Brooklyn NY Jul-14

Canal Boats

Fort Lauderdale FL Jul-14

Charleston Shipbuilding (formerly the Pregnall SY)

Charleston SC Jul-14

Colonna's Shipyard

Norfolk VA Jul-14

Custom Steel Boats

Merritt NC Jan-14

Derecktor Shipyards

Bridgeport CT Jul-14

Derecktor Shipyards

Middletown RI Jul-14

Diesel Engine Sales Co (DESCO) - Hulls 1-800

St. Augustine FL Jul-09

Diesel Engine Sales Co (DESCO) - Hulls 801-1600

St. Augustine FL Aug-09

Diesel Engine Sales Co (DESCO) - Hulls 1601 on

St. Augustine FL Jun-11

Diesel Engine Sales Co (DESCO) - FRP Hulls

St. Augustine FL Oct-13

Diamond Manufacturing

Savannah GA May-14

Diesel Shipbuilding

Jacksonville FL May-14

General Ship

East Boston MA Jul-14

Georgia Shipbuilding (formerly McDonell Boats)

Savannah GA Sep-10

Gibbs Gas Engine Works (later Jacksonville SY)

Jacksonville FL Jul-14

Greenport Basin

Greenport NY Jul-14

Hiltebrant Dry Dock

Kingston NY Aug-13

Hodgdon, G. I.

East Boothbay ME Feb-14

Hodgdon, Norman H.

East Boothbay ME Feb-14

Humphreys Railways (formerly Rappahannock MR)

Weems VA May-14

Island Dock (formerly Kingston DD)

Kingston NY Jun-12

Jakobson Shipyard

Oyster Bay NY May-14

JK Welding

Brooklyn/Yonkers NY Nov-13

Keith Marine (formerly Palatka SB)

Palatka FL Jul-14

Lantana Boatyard

Lantana FL May-14

T. S. Marvel & Company (later Steel Style)

Newburgh NY Jul-14

John H. Mathis Co.

Camden NJ Jul-14

Matton Shipyard

Waterford/Cohoes NY Jul-14

Metal Trades

Hollywood SC Jul-14

Mobro Marine

Green Cove Springs FL Jul-14

New Bern Shipbuilding

New Bern NC Jul-14

Norfolk Shipbuilding (Norshipco) (now BAE Norfolk)

Norfolk VA Jul-14

Osborn Boat Works (also Osborn & Driscoll)

Croton/Peekskill NY Aug-14

Robert Palmer & Son (later Groton IW and Noank SB)

Noank CT Jul-14

Julius Petersen Inc.

Upper Nyack NY Jul-14

Reid & Sons

Winthrop MA May-14

RTC Shipbuilding

Camden NJ May-14

Sample, Frank L. (later Boothbay Harbor SY)

Boothbay Harbor ME Jul-14

Savannah Machine & Foundry (later Intermarine USA)

Savannah GA Jul-14

Shelburne Shipyard (also Donovan Contracting)

Shelburne VT Jul-14

Smith & Williams

Salisbury MD Jan-15

Snow Shipyards

Rockland ME Jul-14

Southern Shipyard

Newport News VA Jan-13

Spedden Shipbuilding (later Chesapeake MR)

Baltimore MD Jun-14

St. Augustine Trawlers

St. Augustine FL Jul-14

Stowman Shipyard (now Dorchester SB)

Dorchester NJ May-14

Susquehanna Santee Boat Works

Willow Street PA May-14

Todd Shipyards

Brooklyn NY Mar-14

Vinyard Shipbuilding (later Delaware Marine)

Milford DE Jul-14

Wheeler Shipbuilding

Brooklyn NY Aug-14

Wiley Manufacturing

Port Deposit MD May-14

Gulf Coast (97)

Alexander Shipyard (later American Marine)

New Orleans LA Jul-14

Allied Shipyard

Larose LA Aug-14

Balehi Marine

Lacombe LA Aug-14

Beoufway Contractors

Houma LA Aug-14

Bergeron Shipyards

Braithwaite LA Aug-14

Bishop Shipbuilding

Port Aransas TX Aug-14

Blue Streak Industries

Chalmette LA Aug-14


Bayou La Batre AL Dec-14

Bonner Boats

Wetumpka AL Dec-14

Burton Shipyard

Port Arthur TX Apr-14

C. & C. Boat Works

Belle Chasse LA Apr-14

Calmes Engineering

New Orleans LA Aug-14

Champion Shipyards

Pass Christian MS Aug-14

Covacevich Shipyard

Biloxi MS Oct-13

Crown Point Industries

Crown Point LA Aug-14

Crumpler's Shipbuilding

Orange TX Aug-14

CTCO Shipbuilding

Demopolis AL Aug-14
Houma LA

Deep Sea Boat Builders

Bayou La Batre AL Aug-14

Douglas Marine Services

Franklin LA Aug-14

Elevating Boats

Houma LA Aug-14

Equitable Equipment

Madisonville LA Aug-14

Eymard & Sons Shipyard

Harvey LA Dec-14

Freeport Shipbuilding

Freeport FL Aug-14

G. & S. Marine (formerly Lockport Fab'n and R. & S. Fab'n)

Lockport LA Aug-14

Garber Bros.

Berwick LA Aug-14

Graham Boats (later Sea-Fab)

Pascagoula MS Sep-13

Gretna Machine & Iron Works (later Halter Gretna and Bollinger Gretna)

Harvey LA Aug-14

Gulf Coast Marine Builders

Bayou La Batre AL Aug-14

Gulf Marine Ways

Galveston TX Aug-14

Gulf States R. & D.

Tarpon Springs FL Aug-14

Halter Aluminum Boats (formerly Camcraft)

Crown Point LA Aug-14

Halter Beaumont (formerly Bethlehem Beaumont)

Beaumont TX Aug-14

Halter Calumet

Calumet LA Aug-14

Halter Chalmette

Chalmette LA Aug-14

Halter Chickasaw (formerly Chickasaw SB and Gulf SB)

Chickasaw AL Aug-14

Halter Equitable (formerly Higgins Ind. and Equitable SY)

New Orleans LA Aug-14

Halter Gulfport (now Trinity Yachts and TY Offshore)

Gulfport MS Aug-14

Halter Lockport (now Thoma-Sea Marine)

Lockport LA Aug-14

Halter Moss Point (now VTHM Moss Point)

Moss Point MS Aug-14

Halter Moss Point Marine (now VTHM Escatawpa)

Escatawpa MS Aug-14

Halter New Orleans

New Orleans LA Aug-14

Halter Pascagoula (now VTHM Pascagoula)

Pascagoula MS Aug-14

Halter Pearlington

Pearlington MS Aug-14

Halter Pierre Part

Pierre Part LA Aug-14

Halter Port Bienville (formerly Gulf Coast Fabrication)

Pearlington MS Aug-14

Higgins Industries (later Equitable SY and Halter Equitable)

New Orleans LA Aug-14

Horton Boats

Bayou La Batre AL Aug-14

Houma Shipbuilding

Houma LA Aug-14

Hudson Shipbuilders (HUDSHIP)

Pascagoula MS Aug-14

Island Boats

Jeanerette LA Aug-14

J & J Marine (later B & B Boatbuilders and Gulf Coast Steel)

Bayou La Batre AL Aug-14


Bayou La Batre AL Aug-14

Johnson Iron Works

New Orleans LA Aug-14

Johnson Shipbuilding & Repair

Bayou La Batre AL Aug-14

Kane Shipbuilding

Galveston TX Aug-14

Kody Marine

Harvey LA Aug-14

Landry Boat Works

Bayou La Batre AL Aug-14

Leevac Shipyards Houma (formerly Quality SY)

Houma LA Aug-14

Mangone Shipbuilding (formerly Anchor BW)

Houston TX Aug-14

Marine Builders

Mobile AL Aug-14

Marine Mart

Port Isabel TX Aug-14

Marine Partners

Bell City LA Aug-14

McDermott Shipbuilding (now Bollinger Marine Fab.)

Morgan City/Amelia LA Aug-14

McDermott Shipbuilding

New Iberia LA Aug-14

Misener Marine Construction

Tampa FL Aug-14

Mobile Ship Repair

Mobile AL Aug-14

Modern Marine Power

Houma LA Aug-14

Ocean Marine (formerly Quality Marine)

Bayou La Batre AL Aug-14

Offshore Trawlers

Bayou La Batre AL Mar-14

Omega Protein

Moss Point MS Aug-14

Omni Fabricators/Valley Shipbuilding

Corpus Christi TX Aug-14
Brownsville TX

Ortis Bros. Boat Co. and related companies

Krotz Springs LA Aug-14

Parker Bros.

Houston TX Aug-14

Platzer Shipyard

Houston TX Apr-14

Port Houston Iron Works (later Port Houston Shipyards)

Houston TX Aug-14

Portier Shipyard

Chauvin LA Jun-14

Progressive Shipbuilders & Fabricators

Houma LA Aug-14

Queen Craft

Panama City FL Aug-14


Bourg LA Aug-14


Rockport TX Aug-14
Blountstown FL

S & R Boat Builders

Bayou La Batre AL Aug-14

SBA Shipyard

Jennings LA Apr-14

Scully Bros. Boat Builders

Morgan City LA Aug-14
Stephensville LA

Sea-Fab (formerly Graham Boats)

Pascagoula MS Sep-13


Lafitte LA Aug-14

Service Marine Industries (now Bollinger Amelia)

Amelia LA Aug-14

Signet Shipbuilding (formerly Colle SB)

Pascagoula MS Aug-14

St. Charles Steel Works/Fabricators

Thibodeaux LA Aug-14

Sun Contractors

Harvey LA Aug-14

Tampa Marine

Tampa FL Aug-14

Thrift Shipbuilding & Repair

Sulphur LA Aug-14

Toche Boat Builders (and related companies)

Biloxi MS Aug-14
Ocean Springs MS

Universal Iron Works

Houma LA Aug-14

Walker Shipyards

Pascagoula MS May-13

Weaver Shipyard

Orange TX Aug-14

Westergard Boat Works

Biloxi MS Aug-14

Williams Boat Works

Coden AL Aug-14

Williams Fabrication

Coden AL Dec-14

Zirlott Boat Yard (and related companies)

Coden AL Aug-14

Inland and Great Lakes (28)

Barbour Metal Boat Works

St. Louis MO May-14

Basic Marine

Escanaba MI May-14

Big River Shipbuilding

Vicksburg MS May-14

Brent Towing

Greenville MS May-14

Calumet Shipyard & Dry Dock (formerly Kraft SY & DD)

Chicago IL May-14

Dachel-Carter Shipbuilding

Benton Harbor MI Jun-14

Dingle Boat Works, Jos.

St. Paul MN Jan-15

Dolomite Shipbuilding

Pittsford NY May-14

Dubuque Boat & Boiler Works (formerly Iowa IW)

Dubuque IA May-14

Grafton Boat Works

Grafton IL May-14

Greenville Shipbuilding

Greenville MS May-14

Howard's Shipyard (later JeffBoat)

Jeffersonville IN May-14

Humboldt Boat Service

St. Louis MO Jun-14

LeMay Barge & Supply

Greenville MS Jun-14

Madison Boat & Barge

Madison IN Jun-14

Marine Iron & Shipbuilding

Duluth MN Jun-14

Marine Welding & Repair

Greenville MS Jun-14

Maxon Marine

Tell City IN Jun-14

Mississippi Marine

Greenville MS Jun-14

Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron

Leavenworth KS Jun-14

Nashville Bridge (later Trinity Nashville) - Boats

Nashville TN Jul-12

Nashville Bridge (later Trinity Nashville) - Barges

Nashville TN Jul-12

J. W. Nolan & Son

Erie PA Jun-14

Roamer Boat Company

Holland MI Aug-14

St. Louis Ship (formerly Rohan Boat) - Boats

St. Louis MO Jun-10

St. Louis Ship (formerly Rohan Boat) - Barges

St. Louis MO Jun-10

SteelShip (later Dravo SteelShip and Hunt's SteelShip)

Pine Bluff AR Jun-14

Superior Boat Works

Greenville MS Jun-14

Twin City Shipyard

St. Paul MN Jun-14

Walker Boatyard

Paducah KY Jun-14

Pacific Coast (37)

Allen Marine

Sitka AK Jun-14

Astoria Marine (formerly Astoria SB)

Astoria OR Jun-14

Ballard Marine Railway (now Pacific Fishermen)

Seattle WA Jun-14

Bellingham Marine (formerly Bellingham SY)

Bellingham WA Jun-14

Boeing Marine Systems

Renton WA Jul-14

Campbell Industries (formerly Campbell Machine)

San Diego CA May-14

Colberg Boat Works

Stockton CA Jun-14

Commercial Iron Works (later Zidell Marine)

Portland OR Jun-14

Fulton Shipyard

Antioch CA Jun-14

General Engineering & Dry Dock

Alameda CA Jun-14

Giddings Boat Works

Charleston OR Jun-14

Hansen Boat Company

Everett WA Aug-13

Harbor Boatbuilding

San Pedro CA Nov-14

Honolulu Shipyard

Honolulu HI Jun-14

JT Marine

Vancouver WA Sep-14

Kneass, G. W.

San Francisco CA Jun-14

Kruse & Banks Shipbuilding

North Bend OR Jun-14

Lake Union Dry Dock

Seattle WA Jun-14

Al Larson Boat Shop

San Pedro CA Nov-14

Lynch Shipbuilding

San Diego CA Jun-14

Marco Shipyard

Seattle WA Jun-14

Marine Group Boat Works (formerly Knight & Carver)

National City CA Jan-14

Marine Power & Equipment (later Unimar)

Tacoma WA Jun-14

Martinac Shipbuilding

Tacoma WA Dec-13

Martinolich Shipbuilding

Tacoma WA Jun-14

Mid-Coast Marine (formerly Nelson Log Bronc Co)

Coos Bay OR May-14

Nichols Boatworks

Hood River OR May-14

Pacific Boatbuilding

Tacoma WA Jun-14

Pacific Coast Engineering (PACECO)

Alameda CA Jun-14

Rozema Boat Works

Mount Vernon WA Aug-13

Sagstad Shipyards

Seattle WA Jan-15

San Diego Marine (later Southwest Marine, BAE San Diego)

San Diego CA Jun-14

Seattle Shipbuilding & Drydocking

Seattle WA Jun-14

Siletz Boatworks

Kernville OR Jan-15

Stone & Sons, William F.

S.F., Tiburon, Oakland, Alameda CA Jul-14

Sundial Marine Construction

Troutdale OR Jun-14

Treutle Marine Ways

Seattle WA Jun-14

Van Peer Boat Works

Fort Bragg CA Jun-14

Western Boatbuilding

Tacoma WA Jun-14

Western Towboat

Seattle WA Jun-14

Willamette Iron & Steel

Portland OR Jun-14

Winslow Marine Railway (formerly Hall Bros. MR)

Winslow WA Jun-14

Zidell Marine

Portland OR Jun-14