Booth #2554
13980 Shell Belt Rd.
Bayou La Batre , AL 36905
United States

Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. is located on the southwestern coast of Alabama about 30 miles from the port of Mobile. Designing, constructing and repairing ships, boats, and barges up to 300′ in length and 1500 tons launch weight, its target and proven customer base includes the passenger vessel industry, cruise and diving industry, tug and barge operators, offshore oil industry and specialized craft for the United States and foreign governments. Utilizing its Gordhead management software, Horizon Shipbuilding is a big “little” shipyard; having engineering, scheduling, planning and purchasing capabilities normally reserved for large builders with commensurate high overheads. A diverse builder of any type of marine vessel, Horizon has a solid reputation for producing quality products on budget and on time. With transparency with the owner being second to none, problems are dealt with quickly, with the owner’s representative being an integral part of solutions. As evidenced by its repeat customers, Horizon is easy to work with and builds boats owners are proud of.

Products & Services


Ship Assist Tugs

Horizon was awarded a contract to build up to four shipassist tugs for McAllister Towing. Horizon president Travis Short saidthat the shipyard is “proud that McAllister Towing has put their trust in us tobuild their most recent vessels” and “by using our GORDHEAD management softwareI am confident we will be able to efficiently produce these state of the arttugs on schedule and within budget.” Contact Lance Lemcool at (251)725-4888 and let Horizon take alook at your next tug project. You'll be glad you did.

Passenger Ferries

Hornblower New York, LLC has selected Horizon Shipbuilding to produce a large number of the Citywide Ferries. Although the production schedule is aggressive, Horizon's new management “brain”, Gordhead, has allowed for reduced production manhours and shortened delivery schedules, enabling the company to become more competitive. This competitiveness has resulted in an increasing backlog during a very challenging shipbuilding market. If you are looking for a ferry, give Lance Lemcool a call at (251)725-4888.  Production capacity is opening up soon!


Horizon has become one of the premier builders of towboats in the United States. Producing 800HP to 6,000HP towboats and everything in between, Horizon can build a vessel to meet your demanding operational requirements. Quiet, powerful and fuel efficient...call Lance Lemcool at(251)725-4888 and let us make you our next satisfied customer!

Boat Building / Repair

  • Barge Building and Repair
  • Boat Building and Repairs
  • Construction
  • Shipyard
  • Welding

Computer / Software / Internet

  • Shipyard Software