About Us

About Us

Welcome to Master Marine! At Master Marine, we specialize in new ship builds, haul outs, conversions, and repairs. We have a well qualified team of craftsmen that are dedicated to building and repairing steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Our welders are AWS certified to meet all Coast Guard and ABS requirements. Our sandblasters and painters pass NACE inspections to ensure the vessel will pass all inspections the first time, ensuring your satisfaction that the work has been completed correctly.

Master Marine also has a 152’x46’ 750 ton floating dry dock specifically for servicing your vessels. We use the dry dock to service tug boats, crew boats, tow boats, barges, fishing vessels, offshore support vessels and more! Feel free to tab through our gallery with photos of Master Marine’s shipbuilding and repairs.  

For quick haul outs and smaller vessels, Master Marine, Inc. has a 220 ton Marine Travelift, able to handle vessels up to 30’ wide, and we also have over 15 work sites available.


Since Master Marine, Inc.’s inception in 1961, we have had extensive experience in various marine related projects for the gas and oil sector, inland transportation, passenger vessels, and commercial fishing industries.

Some of our projects have included construction of over 340 commercial vessels including tug boats, push boats, barges, inland and off shore support vessels, passenger ferries, fishing trawlers, and even specialty craft up to 140 feet in length. In addition to new vessel construction, our team is also experienced in vessel conversions, repairs, overhauling, and repowering. With a highly skilled force of workers, our staff is well versed in steel and aluminum; as well as machinery installation and outfitting. No job is too large or too small for Master Marine, as we maximize project management and production control.


Master Marine’s shipyard is located on the U.S. Gulf Coast, at mile 117 of the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway. Our shipbuilding and repair facilities span over 7 acres with 18 foot depths and 900 foot water frontage.

  • Measuring at 152’x46’ inside the wing walls, we have a 750 ton floating dry dock
  • 220 ton mobile boat hoist- "Marine Travelift"®
  • 12,000 square feet in covered fabrication buildings
  • Outfitting Buildings, offering new constructions and repairs with steel and aluminum

To become an industry-leading shipyard that embodies integrity and promotes continuous professional improvement in our people, processes and capabilities in order to achieve long-term growth and prosperity for all our stakeholders.


To serve the greater good of the maritime industry and our community by safely creating exceptional value for our customers with timely delivery of quality new construction and repair of marine vessels.


Strive for perfection in order to achieve excellence.

  • Welding certifications from American Welding Society (AWS)
  • Agreement for Boat Repairs Certification from the U.S. Navy
  • Seagoing Buoy Tender (WLB), Island Class Boats (WPB), Inland Construction Tender (WLIC), Keeper Class Cutters (WLM) certifications: U.S. Coast Guard
  • Aluminum and Steel watercraft repair contractor: U.S. Air Force