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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-15

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding

Somerset MA Aug-15

Washburn & Doughty

East Boothbay ME Aug-15

Gulf Coast (13)

Breaux Bros. Enterprises

Loreauville LA Aug-15

Breaux's Bay Craft

Loreauville LA Dec-14

Conrad Shipyard

Morgan City LA Jul-15

Eastern Shipbuilding

Panama City FL Aug-15

Gulf Craft

Patterson/Franklin LA Aug-15

Leevac Shipyards Jennings (formerly Zigler SY)

Jennings LA Aug-15

Main Iron Works

Houma LA Aug-15

Master Boat Builders

Coden AL Aug-15

Orange Shipbuilding

Orange TX Aug-15

Raymond & Associates (formerly La Force SY)

Bayou La Batre AL Aug-15

Swiftships (formerly Sewart Seacraft)

Morgan City LA Jul-15

Trinity Madisonville (formerly Equitable Equipment)

Madisonville LA Jul-15

Trinity Port Allen (formerly Port Allen Marine Service)

Port Allen LA Jul-15

Inland and Great Lakes (5)

Brownsville Marine Products (formerly Hillman Barge)

Brownsville PA Jul-15

JeffBoat (formerly Howard's Shipyard)

Jeffersonville IN Jul-15

Marine Builders

Utica IN Aug-15

Trinity Ashland City (formerly Nashville Bridge Co.)

Ashland City TN Jul-15

Trinity Caruthersville (formerly Caruthersville SY)

Caruthersville MO Jul-15

Pacific Coast (3)

Dakota Creek Industries

Anacortes WA Jun-15

Gunderson Marine

Portland OR Aug-15

Nichols Bros. Boatbuilders

Freeland WA Aug-15

GROUP 2:  Other Active YARDS (73)

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 (10)

Chesapeake Shipbuilding

Salisbury MD Oct-15

F. & S. Boat Works

Bear DE Oct-15

Fairhaven Shipyard

Fairhaven MA Oct-15

Fitzgerald Marine Fabricators

Fairhaven MA Oct-15

May Ship Repair

Mariners Harbor NY Oct-15

Scarano Boat Building

Albany NY Oct-15


North Kingstown RI Oct-15

St. Johns Shipbuilding (formerly Offshore SB)

Palatka FL Oct-15

Wanchese-Area Boatbuilders

Wanchese NC May-15

Yank Marine

Tuckahoe NJ Oct-15

Gulf Coast (43)

A & B Industries

Morgan City LA Jul-15

ABL Fabricators

Amelia LA May-15

Aluma Marine

Harvey LA May-15

BAE Systems Southeast - Florida (formerly Atlantic Marine)

Jacksonville FL Sep-15

John Bludworth Shipyard

Corpus Christi/Orange TX Jul-15

Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders (formerly Mariner SY)

Houma LA Apr-15

C. & C. Marine and Repair

Belle Chasse LA Jul-15

C. & G. Boat Works

Bayou La Batre/Mobile AL Dec-14

Candies Shipbuilders (formerly Houma Fab.)

Houma LA Jul-15

Central Gulf Shipyard

New Iberia LA Oct-15

Corinthian Catamarans

Tarpon Springs FL Aug-15

Duckworth Steel Boats

Tarpon Springs FL Oct-15

Eymard & Sons Shipyard

Harvey LA Oct-15

Geo Shipyard

New Iberia LA Oct-15

GNOTS Reserve

Destrehan LA Apr-14

Gold Coast Yachts

St. Croix VI Oct-15

Gulf Island Marine Fabrication

Houma LA Oct-15

Halimar Shipyard

Morgan City LA Oct-15

Harvey Shipyard Group (formerly TY Offshore)

Gulfport MS Oct-15

Hope Services

Dulac LA Jul-15

Horizon Shipbuilding

Bayou La Batre AL Jul-15

Inland Boat Works (IBW)

Bridge City TX Jul-15

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

Bourg LA Jul-15

Jemison Marine & Shipbuilding

Bayou La Batre AL Jul-15

Kennedy Construction

Galveston TX Jul-15

L A D Services

Stephensville LA Jul-15

Master Marine

Bayou La Batre AL Apr-15

Midship Marine

Harvey LA Jul-15

Neuville Boat Works

New Iberia LA Apr-15

New Generation Shipbuilding

Houma LA Jul-15

Patti Marine Enterprises

Pensacola FL Sep-15

Progressive Industrial

Palmetto FL Jul-15

Rodriguez Shipbuilding

Coden/Bayou La Batre AL Jul-15

Sisco Marine (formerly Marine Inland Fab.)

Panama City FL Jul-15

Sneed Shipbuilding

Houston/Orange TX Jul-15

Southwest Shipyard

Houston/Galveston TX Jul-15

Steiner Shipyard

Bayou La Batre AL Apr-15

Sterling Shipyard

Port Neches TX Jul-15

Textron Marine Systems

New Orleans LA Apr-15

Thoma-Sea Marine

Houma/Lockport LA May-15

Tres Palacios Marine

Palacios TX Jul-15

Verret Shipyard

Plaquemine LA Apr-15

West Gulf Marine (formerly Kelso Marine, Galveston SB)

Galveston TX Mar-15

Inland and Great Lakes (9)

Corn Island Shipyard

Lamar IN Oct-15

Donjon Shipbuilding (formerly Erie Marine)

Erie PA Dec-14

Eagle Fabrication

Sauget IL Jul-15

Great Lakes Towing

Cleveland OH Jun-15



KY Oct-15

New South Marine Builders

Greenville MS Oct-15

Nichols Boat Company

Greenville MS Oct-15


Guild TN Oct-15

Tell City Boat Works

Tell City IN Oct-15

Pacific Coast (11)

All American Marine

Bellingham WA Oct-15

Diversified Marine

Portland OR Jul-15

Edwing Boat

Chinook WA Oct-15

Foss Shipyard

Rainier OR Oct-15

Kvichak Marine

Seattle WA Oct-15

Moe Enterprises, Howard (formerly Little Hoquiam SY)

Hoquiam WA Oct-15

Moose Boats

Petaluma CA May-15

Penn Cove Shellfish/Everest Marine

Coupeville WA Jul-15

Vigor Alaska (formerly Alaska Ship & Drydock)

Ketchikan AK Sep-14

Vigor Fab (formerly US Barge)

Portland OR Sep-15

Fred Wahl Marine Construction

Reedsport OR Oct-15

GROUP 3:  INACTIVE YardS (247)

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 (59)

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 Sep-15

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 Aug-15

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

Rowe Industries

Georgetown SC Jul-15

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

Stonington Boat Works

Stonington CT Nov-15

Stonington Yacht Basin (now Billings Diesel & Marine)

Stonington ME Nov-15

Stowman Shipyard (now Dorchester SB)

Dorchester NJ May-14

Susquehanna Santee Boat Works

Willow Street PA May-14

TEC Skanska (formerly Tidewater Equipment)

Chesapeake VA Sep-15

Todd Shipyards

Brooklyn NY Mar-14

Wheeler Shipbuilding

Brooklyn NY Aug-14

Wiley Manufacturing

Port Deposit MD May-14

Gulf Coast (109)

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

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 May-15

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

RiverHawk Fast Sea Frames

Tampa FL Aug-12


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

Sermons Boat Yard

Tarpon Springs FL Nov-15

Service Marine Industries (now Bollinger Amelia)

Amelia LA Aug-14

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

Orange TX Apr-14
Pascagoula MS

Signet Shipbuilding (formerly Colle SB)

Pascagoula MS Aug-14

St. Charles Steel Works/Fabricators

Thibodaux LA Aug-14

Sun Contractors

Harvey LA Aug-14

Tampa Marine

Tampa FL Aug-14

Terrebonne Shipbuilders

Houma LA May-15

Thrift Shipbuilding & Repair

Sulphur LA Aug-14

Toche Boat Builders (and related companies)

Biloxi MS Aug-14
Ocean Springs MS

United States Marine

Gulfport MS Aug-10

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 (30)

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

Paasch Marine Services

Erie PA Mar-15

Roamer Boat Company

Holland MI Aug-14


La Crosse WI Dec-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 (49)

Allen Marine

Sitka AK Jun-14

Anderson & Cristofani (formerly Anderson Ways)

San Francisco CA Nov-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 May-15

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

Maritime Shipyards

Seattle WA May-15

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

Prothero Boat Co. (also Prothero & McDonald)

Seattle WA May-15

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

Wilmington Boat Works

Wilmington CA Nov-15

Winslow Marine Railway (formerly Hall Bros. MR)

Winslow WA Jun-14

Zidell Marine

Portland OR Jun-14