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2022 Small Shipyard Grant Awardees

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration has awarded $19.6 million to 24 shipyards in 19 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 2022 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

2022 MARAD Small Shipyard Grant Awardees

Shipyard Location
Award Amount
Description of Project
Blakely Boatworks Inc.
Mobile, AL
to support the purchase of major components of metal working equipment consisting of welding machines and a variety of material handling equipment
Catalyst Marine Engineering
Seward, AK
to support the purchase of two welding units and one propulsion unit. These units are designed to be comprehensive, mobile shipyard repair and service platforms that support a variety of services at one time, in multiple locations. This flexibility will allow crews to be dispatched to different ports at the same time and allow for expanded revenue and an increase in employee base and training
Bay Marine Boatworks, Inc.
Richmond, CA
to support the purchase of a 100-ton marine travelift and a 60-ton self-propelled hydraulic vessel transporter 
International Ship Repair & Marine Service, Inc.
Tampa, FL
these funds will support the purchase of a plasma cutting table, a 36,000-pound forklift, welding equipment and a 20-ton overhead crane 
Patti Marine Enterprises, Inc.
Pensacola, FL
to construct a new 800-ton drydock
Turn Services, LLC.
New Orleans, LA
to add a 60-ton pedestal crane to their shipyard facility
Duclos Corporation dba Gladding Hearn
Somerset, MA
to support the purchase of a set of hanging shop doors; a 35-ton self-propelled boat transporter, and a one-ton overhead crane
Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Corp.
Salisbury, MD
to support the purchase of a Plasma Table, 30-ton mobile travelift crane, CNC 250-ton, and a 14-foot CNC press brake
Moran Iron Works, Inc.
Onaway, MI
to support the purchase of a CNC Fabricating System and Drill Line. This project will greatly enhance automation of complex fabrications and drastically reduce time of production
ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore, Inc.
Pascagoula, MS
to support the purchase of an Electric "Green" Blast and paint booth project
Arcosa Marine Products, Inc., Caruthersville
Caruthersville, MO
panel line improvements and welding equipment
New Jersey
Dorchester Shipyard, Inc.
Dorchester, NJ
to facilitate upgrades to their marine railway which is used to haul and launch vessels repaired/constructed in their shipyard
New York
May Ship Repair Contracting Corporation
Staten Island, NY
to support the purchase of a computer numerical control (CNC) cutting table, three rotating jig positions, and a blasting booth
Robert E. Derecktor, Inc.
Mamaroneck, NY
to support the purchase of a new CNC flatbed lathe that can shape metal into complex parts from any solid modeling program
McGinnis, Inc.
South Point, OH
to support the purchase of a 110-ton crane to shorten the time it takes to complete major construction, renovation, fabrication, or re-power projects and improve material handling capabilities
The Great Lakes Towing Company
Cleveland, OH
to support the purchase of tooling and equipment to improve the shipyard operations and to foster efficiency, competitive operations and quality ship construction, repair, and maintenance
Blackfish Solutions, LLC dba ReconCraft
Estacada, OR
to support the purchase and installation of new 25-ton cranes and rigging to fully maximize this space's functionally and utility., funding will also support the acquisition of additional welding equipment
Shaver Transportation Company
Portland, OR
for their new Shipyard Electrification Project to include electrical upgrades, 18-ton pedestal mounted electric crane and the installation of a solar energy system
Rhode Island
Blount Boats, Inc.
Warren, RI
to purchase a telehandler, two 3-ton overhead cranes, a single forklift and four scissor lifts to significantly improve their material handling efficiency
South Carolina
Detyens Shipyards, Inc.
North Charleston, SC
to support the purchase of new electric fire pumps to replace their current diesel pumps to support pier side and dry-docked vessels
Fairlead Boatworks, Inc.
Newport News, VA
to support the purchase of a new 160-ton rough terrain crane
Ice Floe, LLC dba Nichols Brothers Boat Builders
Freeland, WA
to support the purchase and installation of a one-sided welder to include a material handling conveyor system, transitional magnetic bed
SAFE Boats International, LLC
Bremerton, WA
to support the modernization of their facility by acquiring an 80-ton self-propelled vessel transporter, new aluminum welding equipment and a mobile lifting equipment to include an extended reach forklift, scissor lift and large forklift
Fincantieri Marine Group, LLC – Bay Shipbuilding
Sturgeon Bay, WI
to support the modernization of their graving dock pump