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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 Dec-13

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding

Somerset MA Dec-13

Washburn & Doughty

East Boothbay ME Dec-13

Gulf Coast (14)

Breaux Bros. Enterprises

Loreauville LA Dec-13

Breaux's Bay Craft

Loreauville LA Dec-13

Conrad Shipyard

Morgan City LA Mar-14

Eastern Shipbuilding

Panama City FL Mar-14

Gulf Craft

Patterson and Franklin LA Apr-14

Leevac Shipyards Jennings (formerly Zigler SY)

Jennings LA Mar-14

Leevac Shipyards Houma (formerly Quality SY)

Houma LA Dec-13

Main Iron Works

Houma LA Dec-13

Master Boat Builders

Coden AL Dec-13

Orange Shipbuilding

Orange TX Mar-14

Raymond & Associates (formerly La Force SY)

Bayou La Batre AL Dec-13

Swiftships (formerly Sewart Seacraft)

Morgan City LA Jun-12

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


Jeffersonville IN Aug-13

Marine Builders

Utica IN Dec-13

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 Dec-13

Gunderson Marine

Portland OR Mar-14

Nichols Bros. Boatbuilders

Freeland WA Jan-14

GROUP 2:  Other Active YARDS (66)

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 (6)

Chesapeake Shipbuilding

Salisbury MD Jan-14

Custom Steel Boats

Merritt NC Jan-14

Scarano Boat Building

Albany NY Aug-13


North Kingstown RI Jan-14

St. John's Shipbuilding (formerly Offshore SB)

Palatka FL Jan-14

Yank Marine

Tuckahoe NJ Apr-14

Gulf Coast (38)

A & B Industries

Morgan City LA Jan-14

John Bludworth Shipyard

Corpus Christi/Orange TX Jan-14

Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders (formerly Mariner SY)

Houma LA Jan-14

C. & C. Marine and Repair

Belle Chasse LA Apr-14

C. & G. Boat Works

Bayou La Batre/Mobile AL Jan-14

Candies Shipbuilders (formerly Houma Fab.)

Houma LA Jan-14

Central Gulf Shipyard

New Iberia LA Jan-14

Corinthian Catamarans

Tarpon Springs FL Apr-14

Duckworth Steel Boats

Tarpon Springs FL Jan-14

Geo Shipyard

New Iberia LA Apr-14

GNOTS Reserve

Destrehan LA Apr-14

Gold Coast Yachts

St. Croix VI Aug-13

Gulf Coast Shipyard Group

Gulfport MS Aug-13

Gulf Island Marine Fabrication

Houma LA Aug-13

Halimar Shipyard

Morgan City LA Jan-14

Hope Services

Dulac LA Jan-14

Horizon Shipbuilding

Bayou La Batre AL Aug-13

Inland Boat Works (IBW)

Bridge City TX Aug-13

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

Bourg LA Jan-14

T. M. Jemison, Inc.

Bayou La Batre AL Aug-13

Kennedy Construction

Galveston TX Nov-13

Midship Marine

Harvey LA Feb-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/Bayou La Batre AL Jan-14

Signal International (formerly Texas Dry Dock)

Orange TX Feb-14

Sisco Marine (formerly Marine Inland Fab.)

Panama City FL Aug-13

Sneed Shipbuilding

Houston/Orange TX Aug-13

Southwest Shipyard

Galveston/Houston TX Aug-13

Steiner Shipyard

Bayou La Batre AL Feb-14

Sterling Shipyard

Port Neches TX Nov-13

Textron Marine Systems

New Orleans LA Apr-13

Thoma-Sea Marine

Houma/Lockport LA Jan-14

United States Marine

Gulfport MS Aug-10

Verret Shipyard

Plaquemine LA Jan-14

West Gulf Marine (formerly Kelso Marine and Galveston SB)

Galveston TX Aug-13

Inland and Great Lakes (9)

Corn Island Shipyard

Lamar IN Jan-14

Donjon Shipbuilding (formerly Erie Marine)

Erie PA Apr-14

Eagle Fabrication

Sauget IL Aug-13

Great Lakes Towing

Cleveland OH Jan-14



KY Dec-12

MetalCraft Marine U.S.

St. Vincent NY Jan-14

New South Marine Builders

Greenville MS Dec-13

Nichols Boat Company

Greenville MS Dec-13


Guild TN Feb-14

Pacific Coast (13)

All American Marine

Bellingham WA Apr-14

Diversified Marine

Portland OR Apr-14

Edwing Boat

Chinook WA Jan-14

Foss Shipyard

Rainier OR Nov-13

Kvichak Marine

Seattle WA Mar-14

Marine Group Boat Works (formerly Knight & Carver)

National City CA Jan-14

Martinac Shipbuilding

Tacoma WA Dec-13

Moe Enterprises, Howard (formerly Little Hoquiam SY)

Hoquiam WA Feb-14

Penn Cove Shellfish/Everest Marine

Coupeville WA Jan-14

Rozema Boat Works

Mount Vernon WA Aug-13

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 Jan-14

GROUP 3:  INACTIVE YardS (226)

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 Jul-10

American Electric Welding

Baltimore MD Sep-12
Savannah GA

Atlantic & Gulf Boat Building

Port Everglades FL Nov-10

Barbour Boat Works

New Bern NC Sep-11

Bellinger Shipyards

Jacksonville FL Sep-12

A. C. Brown & Son

Tottenville NY May-11

Ira S. Bushey & Sons

Brooklyn NY Apr-11

Cambridge Shipbuilders

Cambridge MD Jan-11

Canal Boats

Fort Lauderdale FL Jun-10

Charleston Shipbuilding (formerly the Pregnall SY)

Charleston SC Nov-12

Colonna's Shipyard

Norfolk VA Jan-11

Davis & Sons, M. M. (later Cruis-Along Boats)

Solomons MD Feb-11

Derecktor Shipyards

Bridgeport CT Nov-11

Derecktor Shipyards

Middletown RI Sep-12

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 Dec-09

Diesel Shipbuilding

Jacksonville FL May-10

General Ship

East Boston MA May-09

Georgia Shipbuilding (formerly McDonell Boats)

Savannah GA Sep-10

Gibbs Gas Engine Works (later Jacksonville SY)

Jacksonville FL Sep-12

Greenport Basin

Greenport NY Sep-12

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 Jan-11

Island Dock (formerly Kingston DD)

Kingston NY Jun-12

Jakobson Shipyard

Oyster Bay NY Oct-11

JK Welding

Brooklyn and Yonkers NY Nov-11

Keith Marine (formerly Palatka SB)

Palatka FL Jun-11

Lantana Boatyard

Lantana FL Mar-12

T. S. Marvel & Company

Newburgh NY Nov-09

John H. Mathis Co. (later Camden SR)

Camden NJ Jan-12

Matton Shipyard

Cohoes NY Oct-11

Metal Trades

Hollywood SC Sep-12

Mobro Marine

Green Cove Springs FL Sep-11

New Bern Shipbuilding

New Bern NC Jul-08

Norfolk Shipbuilding (Norshipco) (now BAE Norfolk)

Norfolk VA Sep-08

Osborn Boat Works (also Osborn & Driscoll)

Croton-on-Hudson and Peekskill NY Apr-12

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

Noank CT Sep-10

Julius Petersen Inc. (formerly Van Houten BY)

Upper Nyack NY Jun-12

Reid & Sons

Winthrop MA Jan-11

RTC Shipbuilding

Camden NJ Nov-11

Sample, Frank L. (later Boothbay Harbor SY)

Boothbay Harbor MR Dec-08

Savannah Machine & Foundry (later Intermarine USA)

Savannah GA Jan-11

Shelburne Shipyard (also Donovan Contracting)

Shelburne VT Nov-10

Snow Shipyards

Rockland ME Jun-12

Southern Shipyard

Newport News VA Jan-13

Spedden Shipbuilding (later Chesapeake MR)

Baltimore MD Jun-11

St. Augustine Trawlers

St. Augustine FL Dec-09

Stowman Shipyard (now Dorchester SB)

Dorchester NJ Dec-12

Susquehanna Santee Boat Works

Willow Spring PA Oct-11

Todd Shipyards

Brooklyn NY Mar-14

Vinyard Shipbuilding (later Delaware Marine)

Milford DE Jul-11

Wheeler Shipbuilding

Brooklyn NY Apr-11

Wiley Manufacturing

Port Deposit MD Aug-12

Gulf Coast (98)

Alexander, L. F. (later American Marine)

New Orleans LA Nov-12

Allied Shipyard

Larose LA Apr-08

Balehi Marine

Lacombe LA Mar-11

Beoufway Contractors

Houma LA Mar-11

Bishop Shipbuilding

Port Aransas TX Jun-11

Blue Streak Industries

Chalmette LA Feb-09


Bayou La Batre AL Apr-11

Bonner Boats

Wetumpka AL May-12

Burton Shipyard

Port Arthur TX May-13

C. & C. Boat Works

Belle Chasse LA Apr-14

Calmes Engineering

New Orleans LA Nov-11

Cenac Towing Company

Houma LA Sep-12

Champion Shipyards

Pass Christian MS Sep-12

Covacevich Shipyard

Biloxi MS Aug-10

Crown Point Industries

Crown Point LA Feb-09

Crumpler's Shipbuilding

Orange TX Sep-10

Deep Sea Boat Building

Bayou La Batre AL Aug-10

Douglas Marine Services

Franklin LA Mar-09

Elevating Boats

Lafitte LA Feb-09

Equitable Equipment

Madisonville LA Jun-13

Eymard & Sons Shipyard

Harvey LA Sep-12

Freeport Shipbuilding

Freeport FL Nov-09

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

Lockport LA Sep-12

Garber Bros.

Berwick LA Nov-12

Graham Boats (later Sea-Fab)

Pascagoula MS Sep-13

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

Harvey LA Apr-13

Gulf Coast Marine Builders

Bayou La Batre AL Apr-09

Gulf Marine Ways

Galveston TX Jun-12

Gulf States R. & D.

Tarpon Springs FL Apr-11

Halter Aluminum Boats (formerly Camcraft)

Crown Point LA Apr-13

Halter Calumet

Calumet LA Apr-13

Halter Chalmette

Chalmette LA Apr-13

Halter Equitable (formerly Higgins Ind. and Equitable SY)

New Orleans LA Jun-13

Halter Gulfport (now Trinity Yachts and TY Offshore)

Gulfport MS Apr-13

Halter Lockport (now Thoma-Sea Marine)

Lockport LA Apr-13

Halter Moss Point (now VTHM Moss Point)

Moss Point MS Apr-13

Halter Moss Point Marine (now VTHM Escatawpa)

Escatawpa MS Apr-13

Halter New Orleans

New Orleans LA Apr-13

Halter Pascagoula (now VTHM Pascagoula)

Pascagoula MS Apr-13

Halter Pearlington

Pearlington MS Apr-13

Halter Pierre Part

Pierre Part LA Apr-13

Halter Port Bienville (formerly Gulf Coast Fabrication)

Pearlington MS Apr-13

Higgins Industries (later Equitable SY and Halter Equitable)

New Orleans LA Oct-10

Horton Boats

Bayou La Batre AL Sep-10

Houma Shipbuilding

Houma LA Apr-11

Hudson Shipbuilders

Pascagoula MS Dec-12

Island Boats

Jeanerette LA Apr-09

J & J Marine

Bayou La Batre AL Mar-09


Bayou La Batre AL May-12

Johnson Iron Works

New Orleans LA Sep-13

Johnson Shipbuilding & Repair

Bayou La Batre AL Aug-08

Kane Shipbuilding

Galveston TX Dec-09

Kody Marine

Harvey LA Jun-08

Landry Boat Works

Bayou La Batre AL Mar-09

Mangone Shipbuilding (formerly Anchor BW)

Houston TX Feb-13

Marine Builders

Mobile AL Aug-11

Marine Mart

Port Isabel TX Jun-08

Marine Partners

Bell City LA Mar-09

Master Marine

Bayou La Batre AL Jan-13

McDermott Shipbuilding (now Bollinger Marine Fabricators)

Amelia LA Aug-09

McDermott Shipbuilding

New Iberia LA Feb-13

Misener Marine Construction

Tampa FL Sep-08

Mobile Ship Repair

Mobile AL Apr-11

Modern Marine Power

Houma LA Jun-10

Ocean Marine (formerly Quality Marine)

Bayou La Batre AL Apr-11

Offshore Trawlers

Bayou La Batre AL Mar-14

Omega Protein

Moss Point MS Oct-11

Omni Fabricators/Valley Shipbuilding

Corpus Christi TX Sep-11

Omni Fabricators/Valley Shipbuilding

Brownsville TX

Ortis Boat Co. and related companies

Krotz Springs LA Sep-12

Parker Bros.

Houston TX Jun-12

Platzer Shipyard

Houston TX Apr-14

Port Houston Iron Works (later Port Houston Shipyards)

Houston TX Oct-11

Portier Shipyard

Chauvin LA Mar-11

Progressive Shipbuilders & Fabricators

Houma LA Oct-12

Queen Craft

Panama City FL Jan-10


Bourg LA Aug-08


Rockport TX Jun-11


Blountstown FL

S & R Boat Builders

Bayou La Batre AL Jun-08

SBA Shipyard

Jennings LA Apr-14

Scully Bros. Boat Builders

Morgan City LA Sep-11

Scully Bros. Boat Builders

Stephensville LA

Sea-Fab (formerly Graham Boats)

Pascagoula MS Sep-13


Lafitte LA Oct-11

Service Marine Industries (now Bollinger Amelia)

Amelia LA Oct-11

Signet Shipbuilding

Pascagoula MS Mar-12

St. Charles Steel Works

Thibodeaux LA Apr-09

Sun Contractors

Harvey LA Oct-10

Tampa Marine

Tampa FL Jun-11

Thrift Shipbuilding & Repair

Sulphur LA Sep-12

Toche Boatbuilders

Ocean Springs MS Sep-12

Universal Iron Works

Houma LA Nov-08

Walker Shipyards

Pascagoula MS Nov-11

Weaver Shipyard (later Texas DD and TDI Halter)

Orange TX Jun-12

Westergard Boat Works

Biloxi MS Jun-12

Williams Boat Works

Coden AL Aug-08

Williams Fabrication

Coden AL Sep-11

Zirlott Boat Yard

Coden AL Apr-11

Inland and Great Lakes (32)

Barbour Metal Boat Works

St. Louis MO Sep-10

Basic Marine

Escanaba MI Jun-10

Big River Shipbuilding

Vicksburg MS Jan-11

Brent Towing

Greenville MS Aug-12

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

Chicago IL Apr-10

Dachel-Carter Shipbuilding (later Truscott Boat)

Benton Harbor MI Jun-12

Dolomite Shipbuilding

Pittsford NY Jan-14

Dubuque Boat & Boiler Works (formerly Iowa IW)

Dubuque IA Jun-12

Grafton Boat Works

Grafton IL Oct-10

Greenville Shipbuilding

Greenville MS Aug-12

Howard's Shipyard (later JeffBoat)

Jeffersonville IN Oct-10

Humboldt Marine Ways

St. Louis MO Jun-10

JeffBoat - Vessels

Jeffersonville IN Jun-12

JeffBoat - Barges 1989-1997

Jeffersonville IN May-10

JeffBoat - Barges 1998-2004

Jeffersonville IN May-10

LeMay Barge & Supply

Greenville MS Aug-12

Madison Boat & Barge

Madison IN Sep-10

Marine Iron & Shipbuilding

Duluth MN Jul-11

Marine Welding & Repair

Greenville MS Aug-12

Maxon Construction

Tell City IN Jul-11

Mississippi Marine

Greenville MS Aug-12

Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron

Leavenworth KS Jul-11

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-12

Roamer Boat Company

Holland MI Aug-12


La Crosse WI Apr-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 Mar-09

Superior Boat Works

Greenville MS Aug-12

Twin City Shipyard

St. Paul MN Apr-10

Walker Boatyard

Paducah KY Oct-11

Charles Ward Engineering Works

Charleston WV Sep-10

Pacific Coast (37)

Allen Marine

Sitka AK Oct-11

Astoria Marine (formerly Astoria SB)

Astoria OR Jul-11

Ballard Marine Railway (now Pacific Fishermen)

Seattle WA Jan-11

Bellingham Marine (formerly Bellingham SY)

Bellingham WA Jun-12

Boeing Marine Systems

Renton WA Jan-09

Campbell Industries (formerly Campbell Machine)

San Diego CA Jul-11

Colberg Boat Works

Stockton CA Jul-11

Commercial Iron Works (later Zidell Marine)

Portland OR Jun-12

Fulton Shipyard

Antioch CA Sep-10

General Engineering & Dry Dock (formerly Barnes & Tibbits)

Alameda CA Dec-09

Giddings Boat Works

Charleston OR Aug-11

Hansen Boat Company

Everett WA Aug-13

Harbor Boatbuilding

San Pedro CA Sep-12

Honolulu Shipyard

Honolulu HI Jun-10

Kneass, G. W.

San Francisco CA Nov-09

Kruse & Banks Shipbuilding

North Bend OR Sep-10

Lake Union Dry Dock

Seattle WA Feb-12

Al Larson Boat Shop

San Pedro CA Mar-12

Lynch Shipbuilding (later part of NASSCO)

San Diego CA May-10

Marco Shipyard

Seattle WA Jun-08

Marine Power & Equipment (later United Marine SB)

Tacoma WA Aug-08

Martinolich Shipbuilding

Tacoma WA Jul-11

Mid-Coast Marine (formerly Nelson Log Bronc Co)

Coos Bay OR Jan-13

Nichols Boatworks

Hood River OR Jun-10

Pacific Boatbuilding

Tacoma WA Sep-12

Pacific Coast Engineering (PACECO)

Alameda CA May-10

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

San Diego CA Jun-12

Seattle Shipbuilding

Seattle WA Sep-12

Stone & Sons, William F. (known as the Stone Boat Yard)

S.F., Tiburon, Oakland, Alameda CA Jan-13

Sundial Marine Construction

Troutdale OR Jul-11

Treutle Marine Ways

Seattle WA Dec-12

Van Peer Boat Works

Fort Bragg CA Sep-11

Western Boatbuilding

Tacoma WA Jun-12

Western Towboat

Seattle WA Aug-12

Willamette Iron & Steel

Portland OR Jun-12

Winslow Marine Railway (formerly Hall Bros. MR)

Winslow WA Jul-11

Zidell Marine

Portland OR Aug-13