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, but not limited to, 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 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 also provide specialized vessel repairs for lift boats, dredge boats and more. In addition, Gulf Island has designed and built quarter units/flotels (housing units or floating hotels) as well as drydocks.

Our Projects

This division specializes in the design, construction and repair of marine vessels with manufacturing efficiency and the Gulf Island commitment to quality craftsmanship, evidenced by one of the lowest repair rates in the industry.

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:

  • Design, construction and repair of marine vessels
  • In-house 3D design and lofting
  • Concept development
  • Pipe design
  • Structural steel design
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Constructability

Our Facilities

For nearly half a century, we have designed and constructed a wide variety of vessels and barges to serve the transportation, energy services, government, gaming, excursion and commercial fishing industries, among others. Our construction and repair facilities are strategically located for easy access from both the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterways of South Louisiana.

Quality of Workmanship

With the industry's most experienced craftsmen and shipbuilders, top-notch design team, and cutting-edge manufacturing technology, our quality of workmanship is unsurpassed. Our vessels are built to international standards meeting all safety requirements, industry regulation and certification criteria for worldwide operations.

  • Side Launch Way System
  • Four drydocks with capacities up to 12,500 tons
  • Numerous Overhead and Crawler Cranes
  • In-house Engineering
  • Hydraulic Transporters (200 tons lift capacity each for a total of 3,600 tons)
  • Pipe cutting machine
  • Automated Panel Line
  • Automated Blasting & Painting Facilities
  • Automated Cutting Tables
  • Automated Girder Beam Welding Facility
  • Rolling Mills

Our Integrated Facilities

We maintain three facilities in Louisiana that provide new build, quick repairs, upgrades, project design and fabrication. Our high-quality products and services have made us one of the go-to shipyards in the U.S.

Contact Us

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 70361
Ph: 985-872-2305


Mike Jannise - Sales Representative
111 Bunge St., Jennings, LA 70546
Ph: 337-824-2210

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