Ram Nation
U.S. Navy T-ATS
Rear helm
Liftboat Jill
Control room
Lower Decks
Liftboat loadout
Jennings Tug Stern

Well Positioned and Diversified Services

Our Shipyard Division was formed in 2008 and we've been enhancing our capabilities ever since. With the 2016 acquisition of Leevac Shipyards, which brought over 50 years of shipbuilding experience, we enhanced our capacity to deliver complex vessels and provide technical services. This experience is now coupled with our state-of-the-art facilities, rolling-mill capacity, living-quarters experience, panel-line buildings, large drydocks, large cranes and transporters.

We offer a quick repair yard in Lake Charles, LA. Our Jennings, LA, location has a history of delivering ATBs, barges, supply boats, lift boats and government/military vessels while our Houma, LA, location provides access to much of the Company's resources for coordinating large projects and has significant bulkhead and yard space with no overhead restrictions.

A Technical Services group in New Orleans provides enhanced oversight of engineering, estimating and related services to ensure our products exceed customer expectations.

We have designed, fabricated and repaired a variety of vessels including, offshore supply vessels (OSV), platform support vessels (PSV), crew boats, supply boats, oilfield specialty and research vessels, inland and oceangoing tug boats and barges - as well as drydocks, dredge boats, commercial fishing vessels, workboats, casino boats and excursion and passenger vessels. We have also outfitted ships with state-of-the-art propulsion systems from industry-leading suppliers.


We specialize in the design, construction and repair of marine vessels with manufacturing efficiency and the Gulf Island commitment to quality craftsmanship.

At Gulf Island, our design team provides in-house 3D design and lofting. We provide a fully staffed Technical Services Group that offers comprehensive stem to stern design - utilizing the most advanced engineering software - for all manner of vessels and barges.

Our design team possess the experience and technical expertise to design vessels to our customers' exact specifications - as well as provide assistance with concept development. Our customers can provide ideas and our engineers and designers will take the project from start to delivery. Services include:


  • In-house 3D Design and Lofting
  • Concept Development
  • Pipe Design
  • Structural Steel Design
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Constructability

Newbuild & Modifications

  • OSVs and MPSVs
  • Research Vessels
  • Salvage Vessels
  • Anchor Handling Vessels
  • Liftboats
  • Naval Vessels
  • Passenger Vessels
  • Tug and Tow Boats
  • Barges and Drydocks
  • Lengthening / Capacity Enhancement
  • Repurpose Modification

Maintenance & Repair

  • Steel Repair
  • Blasting and Painting
  • Electrical Systems
  • Machinery and Piping

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Interested in learning more about who we are or our operations? Contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Cliff Long - General Manager
301 Gulf Island Road, Houma LA 70363
Ph: 985-872-2305 | Email:

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