The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced $20.8 million in grant awards to 27 small shipyards in 20 states through the Small Shipyard Grant Program. The funds will help shipyards modernize, increase productivity and expand local job opportunities while competing in the global marketplace.
Since 2008, MARAD’s Small Shipyard Grant Program has awarded $303 million to nearly 350 shipyards in 32 states and territories throughout the U.S.
Here is a complete list of shipyard grant recipients in 2023:
Alabama Shipyard LLC., of Mobile, Ala., will receive $718,442 to support the purchase of air compressor systems and fire suppression pumps.
Highmark Marine Fabrication LLC of Kodiak, Alaska, will receive $969,191 to support the purchase of a 120-ton rough terrain crane.
Bay Ship & Yacht Co. of Alameda, Calif., will receive $830,380 to support the purchase of a 165-ton Grove GRT 9165 crane with a 205-foot boom.
Driscoll, Inc. dba Driscoll Boat Works LLC of San Diego, Calif., will receive $1,000,000 to purchase a 150-ton marine travelift.
Marine Group Boat Works LLC of Chula Vista, Calif., will receive $1,142,447 to support the purchase of an 820-ton variable width marine travelift.
Mystic Seaport Museum Inc. of Mystic, Conn., will receive $214,452 to support the purchase of a wood-mizer wide slab industrial sawmill, and two HYBRID articulating boom lifts.
The Thames Shipyard & Repair Compan, Inc. of New London, Conn., will receive $309,853 to purchase water-jet surface preparation equipment.
Fincantieri Marine Repair LLC., of Jacksonville, Fla., will receive $874,079 to support the purchase of a water blast and wastewater collection and treatment system.
Norseman Shipbuilding and Boatyard LLC., of Miami, Fla., will receive $939,274 to purchase a 150-ton marine travelift.
Mike’s Inc., of South Roxana, Ill., on the upper Mississippi River, will receive $653,422 to support the purchase of a 30-ton rough terrain crane, telehandler, rack welder, and tig stick arc reach.
ACBL Transportation Services Inc., of Jeffersonville, Ind., will receive $1,000,000 to support the purchase of a 200×70 floating drydock for vessel repair, barge fleeting and cleaning operations.
Sunflower Enterprises Inc., of Dubuque, Iowa, will receive $599,840 to support the purchase of a 100-ton marine travelift.
Verret Shipyard Inc., of Plaquemine, La., will receive $1,000,000 to purchase a 120×64 floating drydock.
The Portland Company, of Portland, Maine, will receive $739,302 to support the purchase of a 60-ton vessel trailer, tractor/loader and support for an indoor ventilation project.
United States Marine Inc., of Gulfport, Miss., will receive $238,741 to support the purchase of two Eastman CNC tables.
Bayonne Drydock & Repair Corp., of Bayonne, N.J., will receive $730,477 to purchase ultra high pressure hydro blasting equipment and telehandlers.
Hughes Bros., of Brooklyn, N.Y., will receive $1,000,000 in funding to purchase a 160×86 floating drydock.
North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division of Havelock, N.C., will receive $86,649 to train and certify employees in three required disciplines to enhance productivity in vessel repairs.
Superior Marine Ways Inc., of South Point, Ohio, located on the Ohio River, will receive $838,221 to support the purchase of a CNC brake and plasma table.
Heartland Fabrication LLC., of Brownsville, Pa., will receive $660,783 to support the purchase and installation of new overhead 25-ton electric bridge cranes and rigging.
J Goodison Company, of North Kingstown, R.I., will receive $704,206 to purchase a 176-ton hydraulic self-propelled vessel transporter.
Senesco Marine LLC., of North Kingstown, R.I., will receive $738,289 to support the purchase and installation of a one-sided sub arc welding system that consists of three integrated digital systems to load, fit, and weld multi-plate panels; upgraded network servers and software; an All-Terrain Lift with variable reach; and a Tier 4 compressor.
Main Industries Inc., of North Charleston, S.C., will receive $527,173 to support the purchase of two (2) HydraBlast Pumps and associated equipment.
Southwest Shipyard, LP., of Channelview, Texas, on the Mississippi River, will receive $1,200,000 for blasting and painting equipment upgrades.
Sterling Shipyard LLC, of Port Neches, Texas, on the Mississippi River will receive $1,000,000 in funding to purchase a 120×80 floating drydock to further expand their orderbook capacities.
All American Marine Inc., of Bellingham, Wash., will receive $916,166 to purchase CNC dual head router and CNC press brake systems.
Everett Ship Repair LLC., of Everett, Wash., will receive $1,168,613 to support the acquisition of a 140-ton telescopic crawler crane.