Small Shipbuilders and Boatbuilders


These companies generally operate (or used to operate) relatively small shipyards, capable of building the simpler types of smaller governmental and commercial vessels, such as patrol craft, tugs, towboats, offshore service vessels, fishing vessels, ferries and barges.  In addition to the 350+ yards listed here, there are many more in the "Other Yards" section, some of which probably deserve their own table.

Company

Location State Most Recent Update

GROUP 1:  Active YARDS WITH SIGNIFICANT CONSTRUCTION RECORDS (24)

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 Mar-17

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding

Somerset MA Mar-17

Washburn & Doughty

East Boothbay ME Mar-17

Gulf Coast (13)

Breaux Bros. Enterprises

Loreauville LA Mar-17

Breaux's Bay Craft

Loreauville LA Mar-17

Conrad Shipyard

Morgan City LA Mar-17

Eastern Shipbuilding

Panama City FL Mar-17

Gulf Craft

Patterson/Franklin LA Mar-17

Gulf Island Shipyards (formerly Zigler SY and Leevac SY)

Jennings LA Mar-17

Main Iron Works

Houma LA Mar-17

Master Boat Builders

Coden AL Mar-17

Orange Shipbuilding

Orange TX Mar-17

Raymond & Associates (formerly La Force SY)

Bayou La Batre AL Mar-17

Swiftships (formerly Sewart Seacraft)

Morgan City LA Mar-17

Trinity Madisonville (formerly Equitable Equipment)

Madisonville LA Jun-16

Trinity Port Allen (formerly Port Allen Marine Service)

Port Allen LA Jun-16

Inland and Great Lakes (5)

Brownsville Marine Products (formerly Hillman Barge)

Brownsville PA Jun-16

JeffBoat (formerly Howard's Shipyard)

Jeffersonville IN Jun-16

Marine Builders

Utica IN Mar-17

Trinity Ashland City (formerly Nashville Bridge Co.)

Ashland City TN Jun-16

Trinity Caruthersville (formerly Caruthersville SY)

Caruthersville MO Jun-16

Pacific Coast (3)

Dakota Creek Industries

Anacortes WA Mar-17

Gunderson Marine

Portland OR Mar-17

Nichols Bros. Boatbuilders

Freeland WA Mar-17

GROUP 2:  Other Active YARDS (124)

Group 2 includes those boatbuilders which are smaller than the ones in Group 1, or which have a shorter track record, or which are primarily engaged in maintenance and repair, and only occasionally build new vessels.

Atlantic Coast (26)

BAE Systems Southeast - Florida (formerly Atlantic Marine)

Jacksonville FL Mar-17

Canal Boats

Fort Lauderdale FL Mar-17

Chesapeake Boats

Crisfield MD Mar-17

Chesapeake Shipbuilding

Salisbury MD Mar-17

Colonna's Shipyard

Norfolk VA Jul-14

Custom Steel Boats

Merritt NC Jan-14

F. & S. Boat Works

Bear DE Mar-17

Fairhaven Shipyard

Fairhaven MA Mar-17

Fitzgerald Marine Fabricators

Fairhaven MA Oct-15

Keith Marine (formerly Palatka SB, now New Castle Yachts)

Palatka FL Jul-14

T. S. Marvel & Company (now Steelways)

Newburgh NY Jul-14

May Ship Repair

Mariners Harbor NY Jun-16

Metal Trades

Hollywood SC Jul-14

Mobro Marine

Green Cove Springs FL Jul-14

Norfolk Shipbuilding (Norshipco) (now BAE Norfolk)

Norfolk VA Jul-14

Sample, Frank L. (now Boothbay Harbor SY)

Boothbay Harbor ME Jul-14

Scarano Boat Building

Albany NY Mar-17

SENESCO

North Kingstown RI Mar-17

Snow Shipyards (now Rockland Marine)

Rockland ME Mar-17

St. Johns Shipbuilding (formerly Offshore SB)

Palatka FL Mar-17

Stonington Yacht Basin (now Billings Diesel & Marine)

Stonington ME Nov-15

Stowman Shipyard (now Dorchester SB)

Dorchester NJ Mar-17

TEC Skanska (formerly Tidewater Equipment)

Chesapeake VA Sep-15

Trident Pontoons

Tavares FL Mar-17

Wanchese-Area Boatbuilders

Wanchese NC Mar-17

Yank Marine (inc. Ocean Rockets, Inc., and Sunsplash Marina LLC)

Tuckahoe NJ Mar-17

Gulf Coast (56)

A & B Industries

Morgan City LA Mar-17

ABL Fabricators

Amelia LA Mar-17

Allied Shipyard

Larose LA Aug-14

Aluma Marine

Harvey LA Mar-17

Blakely Boat Works (formerly C. & G. Boat Works)

Mobile AL Sep-16

John Bludworth Shipyard

Corpus Christi/Orange TX Mar-17

Boconco

Bayou La Batre AL Dec-14

Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders (formerly Mariner SY)

Houma LA Mar-17

Bourg Dry Dock  (inc. Leboeuf Bros. Towing)

Bourg LA Mar-17

C. & C. Marine and Repair (inc. C. & C. Boat Works)

Belle Chasse LA Mar-17

Candies Shipbuilders (formerly Houma Fab.)

Houma LA Mar-17

Corinthian Catamarans

Tarpon Springs FL Mar-17

Crumpler's Shipbuilding

Orange TX Aug-14

CTCO Shipbuilding

Houma LA Aug-14

Duckworth Steel Boats

Tarpon Springs FL Mar-17

Eymard & Sons Shipyard

Harvey LA Mar-17

Geo Shipyard

New Iberia LA Mar-17

GNOTS Reserve

Destrehan LA Mar-17

Gold Coast Yachts

St. Croix VI Mar-17

Gulf Coast Steel (formerly J & J Marine, B & B Boat Builders)

Bayou La Batre AL Mar-17

Gulf Island Shipyards

Dularge LA Mar-17

Gulf Island Shipyards (formerly Quality SY)

Houma LA Aug-14

Gulfstream Shipbuilding (formerly Freeport SB)

Freeport FL Aug-14

Halimar Shipyard

Morgan City LA Mar-17

Harvey Shipyard Group (formerly TY Offshore)

Gulfport MS Mar-17

Hope Services

Dulac LA Mar-17

Horizon Shipbuilding

Bayou La Batre AL Mar-17

Inland Boat Works (IBW)

Bridge City TX Mar-17

Intracoastal Iron Works

Bourg LA Mar-17

Jemison Marine & Shipbuilding

Bayou La Batre AL Mar-17

Kody Marine

Harvey LA Aug-14

L A D Services

Stephensville LA Mar-17

Landry Boat Works

Bayou La Batre AL Aug-14

Master Marine (including J-Built)

Bayou La Batre AL Mar-17

Midship Marine

Harvey LA Mar-17

Neuville Boat Works

New Iberia LA Mar-17

New Generation Shipbuilding

Houma LA Mar-17

Omega Protein

Moss Point MS Mar-17

Patti Marine Enterprises

Pensacola FL Mar-17

Progressive Industrial

Palmetto FL Mar-17

Queen Craft

Panama City FL Aug-14

Rodriguez Shipbuilding

Coden/Bayou La Batre AL Mar-17

SEMCO

Lafitte LA Jan-16

Sisco Marine (formerly Marine Inland Fab.)

Panama City FL Mar-17

Sneed Shipbuilding

Houston/Orange TX Mar-17

Southwest Shipyard

Houston/Galveston TX Mar-17

Steiner Shipyard

Bayou La Batre AL Mar-17

Sterling Shipyard

Port Neches TX Mar-17

Textron Marine Systems

New Orleans LA Mar-17

Thoma-Sea Marine (formerly Halter Lockport)

Houma/Lockport LA Mar-17

Tres Palacios Marine

Palacios TX Mar-17

Verret Shipyard

Plaquemine LA Mar-17

Vessel Repair (formerly Burton Shipyard)

Port Arthur TX Apr-17

West Gulf Marine (formerly Kelso Marine, Galveston SB)

Galveston TX Mar-17

Westport Orange SY (formerly TDI Halter and Signal Int'l.)

Orange TX Mar-17

Williams Fabrication

Coden AL Dec-14

Inland and Great Lakes (12)

Basic Marine

Escanaba MI May-14

Corn Island Shipyard

Lamar IN Mar-17

Donjon Shipbuilding (formerly Erie Marine)

Erie PA Mar-17

Eagle Fabrication

Sauget IL Jun-16

Great Lakes Towing

Cleveland OH Mar-17

JamesBuilt

Paducah

KY Mar-17

Metalcraft Marine

Cape Vincent

NY Mar-17

NewSouth Marine Builders

Greenville MS Mar-17

Nichols Boat Company

Greenville MS Mar-17

Serodino

Guild TN Mar-17

Tell City Boat Works

Tell City IN Mar-17

Walker Boatyard

Paducah KY Jun-14

Pacific Coast (30)

All American Marine

Bellingham WA Mar-17

Allen Marine

Sitka AK Jun-14

Armstrong Marine

Port Angeles WA Mar-17

Astoria Shipbuilding (now Astoria Marine)

Astoria OR Jun-14

Ballard Marine Railway (now Pacific Fishermen)

Seattle WA Jun-14

Bay Welding

Homer AK Mar-17

Berg Shipyard (now Westman Marine)

Blaine WA Feb-16

Diversified Marine

Portland OR Mar-17

Edwing Boat

Chinook WA Mar-17

Foss Shipyard

Rainier OR Mar-17

Hansen Boat Company

Everett WA Jun-16

Honolulu Shipyard

Honolulu HI Jun-14

JT Marine

Vancouver WA Sep-14

Lake Union Dry Dock

Seattle WA Jun-14

Al Larson Boat Shop

San Pedro CA May-15

Marine Group Boat Works (formerly Knight & Carver)

National City CA Jan-14

Marine Power & Equipment (later Unimar)

Seattle WA Jun-14

Moe Enterprises, Howard (formerly Little Hoquiam SY)

Hoquiam WA Mar-17

Moose Boats

Petaluma CA Mar-17

Penn Cove Shellfish/Everest Marine

Coupeville WA Mar-17

Rozema Boat Works

Mount Vernon WA Mar-17

Sagstad Shipyards

Seattle WA Jan-15

Schooner Creek Boat Works

Portland OR Feb-16

Seattle Shipbuilding & Drydocking (now Stabbert SY)

Seattle WA Jun-14

Vigor Alaska (formerly Alaska Ship & Drydock)

Ketchikan AK Mar-17

Vigor Ballard  (formerly Kvichak Marine)

Seattle WA Mar-17

Vigor Portland (formerly US Barge)

Portland OR Mar-17

Vigor Tacoma (formerly Marine Industries Northwest)

Tacoma WA Apr-16

Fred Wahl Marine Construction

Reedsport OR Mar-17

Western Towboat

Seattle WA Jun-14

GROUP 3:  YardS THAT ARE NO LONGER ACTIVE (193)

Group 3 includes those other boatbuilders which have a history worth recording but which are no longer active: their shipyards have been razed or converted to non-marine uses.

Atlantic Coast (44)

American Car & Foundry (formerly Jackson & Sharp)

Wilmington DE Mar-17

American Electric Welding

Baltimore/Savannah MD/GA Mar-17

Atlantic & Gulf Boat Building

Port Everglades FL Mar-17

Barbour Boat Works

New Bern NC Jun-14

Bellinger Shipyards

Jacksonville FL Mar-17

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

Tottenville NY Jul-14

Brunswick Marine

Brunswick GA Dec-14

Ira S. Bushey & Sons

Brooklyn NY Jul-14

Charleston Shipbuilding (formerly the Pregnall SY)

Charleston SC Jul-14

Derecktor Connecticut

Bridgeport CT Jul-14

Derecktor Rhode Island

Middletown RI Jul-14

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

St. Augustine FL Jul-16

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

Jul-16

Diesel Engine Sales Co (DESCO) - Hulls 1601-2272

Jul-16

Diesel Engine Sales Co (DESCO) - FRP Hulls

Jul-16

Diamond Manufacturing

Savannah GA Mar-17

Diesel Shipbuilding

Jacksonville FL Mar-17

General Ship

East Boston MA Jul-14

Georgia Shipbuilding (formerly MacDonell Boats)

St. Marys 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

Lantana Boatyard

Lantana FL May-14

Liberty Drydock

Brooklyn NY Dec-14

Marr, Harry G.

Damariscotta ME Dec-14

John H. Mathis Co.

Camden NJ May-17

Matton Shipyard

Waterford/Cohoes NY Jul-14

New Bern Shipbuilding

New Bern NC Aug-15

Osborn Boat Works (also Osborn & Driscoll)

Croton/Peekskill NY Aug-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-17

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

Southern Shipyard

Newport News VA Jan-13

Spedden Shipbuilding

Baltimore MD Jan-17

St. Augustine Trawlers

St. Augustine FL Jul-14

Stonington Boat Works

Stonington CT Nov-15

Susquehanna Santee Boat Works

Willow Street PA May-14

Todd Shipyards

Brooklyn NY Mar-14

Wheeler Shipbuilding

Brooklyn NY Aug-14

Wiley Manufacturing

Port Deposit MD May-14

Gulf Coast (89)

Alexander Shipyard (later American Marine)

New Orleans LA Jul-14

Balehi Marine

Lacombe LA Apr-16

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

Bonner Boats

Wetumpka AL Dec-14

Central Gulf Shipyard (formerly Oil Barges, Inc.)

New Iberia LA Jun-16

Champion Shipyards

Pass Christian MS Aug-14

Covacevich Shipyard

Biloxi MS Oct-13

Crown Point Industries

Crown Point LA Aug-14

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

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

Homeport Marine (formerly Quality Shipbuilders)

Moss Point MS Feb-16

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

Johnson Iron Works

New Orleans LA Aug-14

Johnson Shipbuilding & Repair

Bayou La Batre AL Aug-14

Kane Shipbuilding

Galveston TX Aug-14

Kennedy Construction (formerly Kennedy Ship & Repair)

Galveston TX Feb-16

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

Omni Fabricators/Valley Shipbuilding

Corpus Christi/Brownsville TX Aug-14

Ortis Bros. Boat Co. and related companies

Krotz Springs LA Aug-14

Parker Bros.

Houston TX Mar-16

Platzer Shipyard

Houston TX Mar-16

Port Houston Iron Works (later Port Houston Shipyards)

Houston TX Aug-14

Portier Shipyard

Chauvin LA Jun-14

Progressive Industrial

Palmetto FL Feb-17

Progressive Shipbuilders & Fabricators

Houma LA Aug-14

Rayco

Bourg LA Aug-14

RiverHawk Fast Sea Frames

Tampa FL Aug-12

Rysco

Rockport/Blountstown TX/FL Aug-14

S & R Boat Builders

Bayou La Batre AL Aug-14

SBA Shipyard

Jennings LA Apr-14

Scully Bros. Boat Builders

Morgan City/Stephensville LA Aug-14

Sermons Boat Yard

Tarpon Springs FL Nov-15

Service Marine Industries (now Bollinger Amelia)

Amelia LA Aug-14

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/Ocean Springs MS Aug-14

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

World Marine (formerly Friede Goldman Offshore and Signal Int'l.)

Pascagoula MS Jan-16

Zirlott Boat Yard (and related companies)

Coden AL Aug-14

Inland and Great Lakes (26)

Barbour Metal Boat Works

St. Louis MO Aug-16

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

Dolomite Shipbuilding

Pittsford NY May-14

Dubuque Boat & Boiler Works (formerly Iowa IW)

Dubuque IA May-14

Grafton Boat Works

Grafton IL 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 (including Greenville Shipbuilding)

Greenville MS Aug-16

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

SkipperLiner

La Crosse WI Apr-16

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 May-17

Pacific Coast (34)

Anderson & Cristofani (formerly Anderson Ways)

San Francisco CA Nov-14

Bellingham Marine (formerly Bellingham SY)

Bellingham WA Aug-16

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 Jan-16

General Engineering & Dry Dock

Alameda CA Mar-16

Giddings Boat Works

Charleston OR Jun-14

Harbor Boatbuilding

San Pedro CA Nov-14

Kneass, G. W.

San Francisco CA Jun-14

Kruse & Banks Shipbuilding

North Bend OR Jun-14

Lake Washington Shipyard

Houghton WA Oct-16

Lynch Shipbuilding

San Diego CA Jun-14

Marco Shipyard

Seattle WA Aug-16

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 Dec-15

Pacific Boatbuilding

Tacoma WA Jun-14

Pacific Coast Engineering (PACECO)

Oakland/Alameda CA Mar-16

Prothero Boat Co. (also Prothero & McDonald)

Seattle WA Feb-16

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

San Diego CA Aug-16

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 (later Tripple & Everett Marine Ways)

Seattle WA Aug-16

Van Peer Boat Works

Fort Bragg CA Jun-14

Western Boatbuilding

Tacoma 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 (formerly Commercial Iron Works)

Portland OR Jun-14