Florida shipbuilder expands crewboat manufacturing capability

Photo: Americraft Marine Group

The Americraft Marine Group has expanded investment in its Florida-based shipyard, St Johns Ship Building, to increase its capacity for the construction of new crewboats and other offshore wind-related vessels.

St Johns Ship Building has also received the final approval of a Maritime Administration (MARAD) grant modification. The investment along with the matching grant will provide for additional equipment and fabrication infrastructure specifically aimed at assisting in the expansion of the yard for the concurrent construction of multiple crewboats that will supporting the US offshore wind industry.

St Johns Ship Building currently has multiple Jones Act-compliant crewboats under construction with four scheduled deliveries in 2023.

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