Westport Orange Shipyard is fulfilling orders for new, top-quality deck barges and liquid cargo barges. Whether offshore or inland vessels are required, our expert craftsmen are equipped to exceed expectations and deliver superior products.

Barge and liquid cargo barge construction is performed all over our 18 acres and our indoor 500,000 sq. ft. facilities. The new barge construction process is backed by skilled and licensed professionals that follow rigorous protocols every step of the way making the process a state of the art delivery as a final product. During the new barge construction we regulate and manage every aspect of the construction protocol, from material’s inventory and the assembly process to inspections and quality control testing to ensure a Westport Orange world class product that our clients expect to be delivered.

The fabrication facilities at Westport Orange Shipyard house three plasma cutting tables, a submerged arc welder to weld 40-foot plate sections and a high-capacity panel line used in the welding of stiffeners. The facility has the capacity to fabricate up to 25,000 tons per year.

Our processes are designed in keeping with lean manufacturing principles to minimize module and material movement, eliminating time spent in non-value added processes and reducing downtime resulting in maximum efficiency.

We have large side water access for staging for more enlarge vessels with a 500ft, 400 ft 7 300 Bulkheads with a 16 ft. – 24 ft. water depths offering the capabilities of loadouts, equipment transfers and staging. Offshore & Inland Barges of any size on our 280 ft. Dry-dock with 160ft long by 70 ft Dry-dock for major steel repairs and paint projects. We also have a their operational dry out of 140 ft. X 60 Ft operational our dryouts were planned to be capable of handling 2 vergers or liquid transport vessels simultaneously.

Westport Orange Shipyard new boat construction has the most prestigious and quality solutions the marine manufacture business can offer which is backed by our history / legacy since 1939. Our manufacturing facilities are capable of producing and constructing top quality marine solutions for most common needs and today’s commercial demands. We build under the most accurate compliance of today’s technology and components that ensures their intended capabilities with efficiency and performance.

New boat construction and manufacturing is our daily process and we are here to serve you and your needs with the most integrated steps and quality control to ensure the seal of the Westport Orange Shipyard world class product. Call Westport Orange Shipyard today at: 409-882-4056 for any questions or consulting on your new boat construction project.


  • Weelabrator
  • Three large plasma plate cutting machines
  • Forty foot press break
  • Automated cutting saw


  • Ogden panel line
  • 50 ft. X 60 ft. panels
  • 28 cranes that arrange from 2 tons to 150 tons
  • 3 heavy lift cranes that arrange from 150 up to 350 tons with a boom length for up to 250 ft.
  • The 350 tons is positioned on the deck verge
  • 2 Goldhofer heavy lift transporters
  • 50 Line heavy lift transporter
  • 28 line heavy lift transporter

At Westport Orange Shipyard, our executives and managers have over 80 years of combined experience in the marine industry in a local marine business institution that has been part of the the marine industry since 1938. 

Our workforce of over 250 employees includes welders, fitters, tank cleaners, quality control specialists, survey personal, accountants, project managers, inventory control, security, legal, supervisors, paint and repair specialists, electricians, IT and more. All employees are in constant contact by full supported communication systems that keeps them in check and on time, with management making the process efficient and minimizing setbacks or manufacturing complications. 

  • 24 hour security ERP system for financial, accounting, personnel, and purchasing functions.