A rendering of the Brian A. McAllister from Jensen Maritime.

McAllister to build two ASD tugs at Horizon

McAllister Towing has awarded a contract to Horizon Shipbuilding Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala., to build two new tugs. The 100’x40’ escort/rescue tugs will be powered by a pair of Caterpillar 3516E Tier 4 engines with Schottel SRP4000 FP azimuth thrusters. The package will produce a total of 6,770 hp and 80 metric tons of […]

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140' FMT Towboat

Three Yards Beat the Market Headwinds

Several family-owned yards on the American Gulf Coast have found innovative ways to reach new markets, build up a competitive advantage, and diversify as the global shipbuilding industry enters a period of decline. Horizon Shipbuilding in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, is primarily a builder of inland towboats of 70 to 140 feet. It has proved […]

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Horizon Shipbuilding delivers 80-foot towboat, fulfilling Florida Marine Transporters contract

Horizon Shipbuilding Inc. has delivered its third in a three-vessel contract to Florida Marine Transporters Inc. of Mandeville, La. The 80-foot Inland River Towboat, the M/V Michael Akiu #86, honors with its name FMT employee Michael Akiu who played for the National Football League’s former Houston Oilers, now the Tennessee Titans, as a wide receiver. […]

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Horizon Shipbuilding delivers seventh 140-foot towboat to Florida Marine Transporters

Horizon Shipbuilding Inc. has delivered its seventh 140-foot towboat for Florida Marine Transporters, the M/V Capt. Phillip Box. The vessel, named for FMT’s longtime captain, was designed by John Gilbert and was launched in April at Horizon’s Bayou La Batre facility. The towboat measures 140 feet in length and 42 feet in width, with a […]

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Horizon Shipbuilding wins contract to build towboat for the Army Corps of Engineers

Horizon Shipbuilding recently announced that it was awarded a contract to build a new towboat for the Army Corps of Engineers at its shipyard in Bayou La Batre. The M/V Shorty Baird Replacement, which is a 95-foot z-drive towboat, is the most recent of three contracts awarded to the company. In August, Horizon delivered the […]

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Horizon Shipbuilding Receives the Governor’s Trade Excellence Award

Horizon Shipbuilding Receives the Governor’s Trade Excellence Award as a result of our exports to West Africa, Iraq, and Mexico, May 2010.

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