About Us

"We Make it Happen"

LEEVAC Shipyards, LLC has been recognized over the past century as one of the most productive and respected shipyards by providing the highest quality, design, construction, and repair services in the maritime industry.

Originally founded in 1913, LEEVAC has been under its current ownership since 1965. LEEVAC Shipyards, LLC are full-service US shipyards that features state-of-the-art facilities, the latest technology, steel fabrication and highly skilled craftsmen that set us apart from other shipbuilders or maritime construction firms. Over the years our company has designed, fabricated and repaired vessels including, but not limited to, offshore supply vessels (OSV), platform support vessels (PSV), crew boats, supply boats, oilfield specialty and research vessels, inland and oceangoing tug boats and barge vessels – as well as commercial fishing vessels, workboats, casino boats, excursion and passenger vessels. We can also provide specialized vessel repairs for liftboats, dredge boats and more. In addition, LEEVAC has designed and built quarter units (man housing units) as well as drydock projects.

LEEVAC's facilities are strategically located in Lake Charles, Jennings, and Houma, LA all along the Gulf Cost Intracoastal Waterway in close proximity to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, which contains the largest U.S. concentration of offshore oil platforms and drilling rigs.

Since its inception, LEEVAC has served virtually every aspect of the commercial maritime industry. We have the capabilities to build these specialized vessels ranging from 160 feet to 600 feet in length, with hull widths from 45 to 74 feet and hull depths up to 35 feet. These vessels are built to international specifications and have been deployed worldwide. Our vessels also meet all safety requirements and regulations including the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), United States Coast Guard (USCG), International Maritime Organization (IMO), Bureau Veritas (BV), Det Norske Veritas (DNV), firefighting (FIFI) organizations, the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), and other pertinent regulatory needs. In addition, we have a naval architect on staff to help ensure that all safety and certification requirements are met.

LEEVAC has significant experience and capabilities with specialized vessels and technologies including but not limited to: dynamic positioning (DP1, DP2, DP3), diesel electric vessels, methanol systems, liquid mud, bulk mud, Z-drives, split rudder systems, multi-point monitor systems, polar class, fiber optic wiring and advanced painting technologies, aluminum fabrication, mid repair, Government and Military Sealift Command vessels, and state operated ferry boats.

LEEVAC also holds an impressive array of valuable assets that we put to work for our customers. LEEVAC owns and operates an array of heavy machinery including seven mobile cranes and a 200-ton marine transport vehicle. Our fabrication shops each house a computer-aided plasma arc cutting machine, panel line and pipe spooling fabrication operation. Our Jennings facility also features a 4,200-ton side launch system capable of launching a 700' vessel. In addition, LEEVAC 's shipyards feature four large covered construction bays, 4 drydocks, and 2 floating drydocks.

Through the years, LEEVAC has served a broad range of customers stretching from the U.S gulf coast to Alaska and across America from coast to coast. Many of the companies we serve are among the most prominent in the oilfield exploration services, construction and transportation, excursion and gaming, and commercial fishing industries.

LEEVAC has maintained its position as one of the most productive and profitable shipyards of its size in the USA due to our ability to deliver quality work on time and on budget. Our quality has given us the opportunity to continually grow so that we may service our customers better.

If it is designed in steel and fits our parameters of infrastructure, we can get the job done. That is why our company motto is "We Make It Happen" for each and every one of our customers. Contact us to find out why LEEVAC is the leader in USA shipyards and shipbuilding.

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