Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. is located on an 18′ dredged inlet off Mississippi Sound and the Intercoastal Waterway and is adjacent to Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Easily accessible by water, Bayou La Batre is located approximately 30 miles south of Mobile, which is served by a regional airport, heavy shipping (Alabama State Docks), and rail (Amtrak and CSX). Exit 10 from Interstate 10 provides easy road access, as does U. S. Highway 90, and “the Bayou” is located directly on AL Route 188. These air, sea, and land transportation links, coupled with an extremely moderate climate, make Horizon highly accessible throughout the year. This situation readily facilitates rapid materials acquisition and resupply and, combined with a good skilled labor supply, Horizon is able to offer round-the-clock and round-the-calendar production efforts.
The shipyard is located on thirty-five fenced acres of land. The main facility and the “West Yard” are separated by the bayou on an 18′ deep dredged inlet off Mississippi Sound and the Intracoastal Waterway and located adjacent to Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Two additional acres, next to the shipyard, provide parking for the Horizon’s experienced workforce.
With its acquisition and development of its “West Yard” facilities, Horizon has tripled its production capacity. Located directly across the Bayou from its main yard, the “West Yard” adds about 22 acres to Horizon’s footprint, including 3,000 feet of waterfront, three production bays, and multiple launch ways. The West Yard has recently being used to produce forty each 41’-7” crew boats in twenty months.
Horizon Shipbuilding maintains a proactive approach to health, safety, security and the environment, and constantly strives to build upon its current safety culture. Safety remains Horizon’s top priority and the company continues to work toward preventing all accidents. In order to accomplish these goals, Horizon Shipbuilding staff and employees conduct the following:
Horizon has continually improved its safety record since the company’s inception. In summary, Horizon:
Horizon’s HSSE program is administered by a dedicated safety director and is fully supported by management with the full cooperation of all employees. Horizon maintains personnel trained and certified in first aid, CPR, AED, high angle and confined space rescue, shipyard competent person, hazardous material and safety at heights.
Horizon is confident in its ability to build you the boat you need, the way you want it built, within budget and on schedule. If you build one boat with us, you will want to build the rest of your boats with us!
Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc.
13980 Shell Belt Road
Bayou La Batre, AL 36509
TOLL FREE: 1-800-777-2014