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2023 Small Shipyard Grant Awardees

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration has awarded $20.8 million to 27 shipyards in 20 states through the Small Shipyard Grant Program.
The funds will help awardees modernize, increase productivity, and expand local employment opportunities while competing in the global marketplace.
The table below lists the awardees for 2023 with the value of the award and a description of each awarded project.
Additional information on Small Shipyard Grants can be found here or by contacting David M. Heller, Associate Administrator for Business and Finance Development, Maritime Administration, Room W21-318, 1200 New Jersey Ave, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20590.  Phone (202) 366-5737 or by email at

2023 MARAD Small Shipyard Grant Awardees

Shipyard Location
Award Amount
Description of Project
Alabama Shipyard LLC
Mobile, AL
to support the purchase of air compressor systems and fire suppression pumps
Highmark Marine Fabricators, LLC
Kodiak, AK
to support the purchase of a 120-ton rough terrain crane
Bay Ship and Yacht Co.
Alameda, CA
to support the purchase of a 165-ton Grove GRT 9165 crane with a 205-foot boom
Driscoll, Inc. dba Driscoll Boat Works, LLC
San Diego, CA
to purchase a 150-ton marine travelift
Marine Group Boat Works, LLC
Chula Vista, CA
to support the purchase of an 820-ton variable width marine travelift
Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
Mystic, CT
to support the purchase of a wood-mizer wide slab industrial sawmill, and two HYBRID articulating boom lifts
The Thames Shipyard & Repair Company, Inc.
New London, CT
to purchase water-jet surface preparation equipment
Fincantieri Marine Repair, LLC
Jacksonville, FL
to support the purchase of a water blast and wastewater collection and treatment system
Norseman Shipbuilding and Boatyard, LLC
Miami, FL
to purchase a 150-ton marine travelift
Mike's Inc.
South Roxana, IL
to support the purchase of a 30-ton rough terrain crane, telehandler, rack welder, and tig stick arc reach
ACBL Transportation Services, Inc.
Jeffersonville, IN
to support the purchase of a 200x70 foot floating drydock for vessel repair, barge fleeting and cleaning operations
Sunflower Enterpriss, Inc.
Dubuque, IA
to support the purchase of a 100-ton marine travelift
Verret Shipyard, Inc.
Plaquemine, LA
to purchase a 120x64 foot floating drydock
The Portland Company
Portland, ME
to support the purchase of a 60-ton vessel trailer, tractor/loader and support for an indoor ventilation project
United States Marine, Inc.
Gulfport, MS
to support the purchase of two Eastman CNC tables
New Jersey
Bayonne Drydock & Repair Corp.
Bayonne, NJ
to purchase ultra high pressure hydro blasting equipment and telehandlers
New York
Hughes Bros.
Brooklyn, NY
to purchase a 160x86 foot floating drydock
North Carolina
North Carolina Department of Transportation, Ferry Division
Havelock, NC
to train and certify employees in three required disciplines to enhance productivity in vessel repairs
Superior Marine Ways, Inc.
South Point, OH
to support the purchase of a CNC brake and plasma table
Heartland Fabrication, LLC
Brownsville, PA
to support the purchase and installation of new overhead 25-ton electric bridge cranes and rigging
Rhode Island
J. Goodison Company
North Kingstown, RI
to purchase a 176-ton hydraulic self-propelled vessel transporter
Senesco Marine, LLC
North Kingstown, RI
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
South Carolina
Main Industries, Inc
North Charleston, SC
to support the purchase of two (2) HydraBlast Pumps and associated equipment
Southwest Shipyard, LP
Channelview, TX
for blasting and painting equipment upgrades
Sterling Shipyard
Port Neches, TX
to purchase a 120x80 foot floating drydock to further expand their orderbook capacities
All American Marine, Inc.
Bellingham, WA
to purchase CNC dual head router and CNC press brake systems
Everett Ship Repair, LLC
Everett, WA
to support the acquisition of a 140-ton telescopic crawler crane