VT Halter Marine, Inc.

Booth #2715
900 Bayou Casotte Parkway
Pascagoula , MS 39581
United States

VT Halter Marine, Inc. is the modern and progressive shipbuilding subsidiary of VT Systems (VTS) that combines leading-edge technologies with a 50-year tradition of designing and building the world’s highest quality commercial and government vessels. The company also offers comprehensive packages that cover projects from blueprint to blue water. The secret of VT Halter Marine’s success is its ability to harness existing commercial and defense-related know-how and integrate emerging technologies.  Customers benefit with more than half-a-century of proven experience that is invested into each new vessel program. Benefits include reduced risk, increased interoperability, affordable solutions and on-time deliveries. VT Halter Marine’s facilities are strategically located with deepwater access.  Each shipyard performs specialized services, but all work in concert to maximize production capacity. The center of VT Halter Marine is its Pascagoula Operations; home to Corporate Headquarters, Engineering, Fabrication and a Foreign Trade Zone. It produces Panamax-sized vessels up to 50,000 DWT and features a newly expanded 600’ tilt-beam launch system. Pascagoula Operations provides steel cutting and engineering services for all three facilities. Moss Point Marine is utilized for commercial projects; Halter Moss Point, government programs.  Precise scheduling allows for the full utilization of facilities and multiple projects are carried out simultaneously and efficiently. VT Halter Marine builds to the requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyds, Det Norske Veritas, IMO and other regulatory bodies and classification societies. More than 2,600 vessels have been delivered from its facilities to commercial and government clients located in twenty-nine countries on five continents.

Products & Services


Fast Vehicle / Passenger Ferries

Fast Vehicle / Passenger FerriesVT Halter Marine engineers incorporate new and innovative fast-ferry technologies to produce high-speed vessels. Combining leading-edge information with decades of aluminum design and build experience make it possible to produce high-speed vessels capable of 50 knots and more.


FerriesVT Halter Marine is well known for its efficient designs and solid construction techniques that are combined to produce its diverse product line of ferries, including conventional, high-speed, passenger, vehicle and ocean-going vessels.

Government & Military Vessels

Government & Military VesselsVT Halter Marine offers a diverse group of defense-related vessels for the United States and other governments around the world. Quantifiable design and construction experience includes: • Offshore Patrol Vessels • Patrol Boats • Special Operations Craft • Logistic Support • Oceanographic and Hydrographic Research Ships • Landing Craft • Surface Effect Ships • SWATH Vessels • RO / EOs, Fire, Rescue and Pollution Control Ships.

Logistic Support Vessels

Logistic Support VesselsCustomers around the world depend on VT Halter Marine’s ability to design and produce Logistics Support solutions. Transportation of personnel, cargo, replenishment, power generation at sea, operations platforms, mobile headquarters or hospitals, search, rescue, salvage and offshore towing are transformed to meet specific requirements of commercial and government end-users.

Ocean-Going Tug / Barge Units

Ocean-Going Tug / Barge UnitsVT Halter Marine is one of the nation's leading designers and builders of double-hulled articulated tug/barge units that meet the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requirements. Improvements to the extensive panel-line welding capacity, along with high-end modular construction techniques, make VT Halter Marine the preferred provider of fleet upgrades and fleet-expansion projects.

Offshore Service Vessels

Offshore Service VesselsVT Halter Marine expanded its leadership in the offshore service vessel market with new US Coast Guard compliant designs. In-service designs range from 205' to 279' platform supply vessels and Anchor Handling Tugs.

Special Purpose Vessels

Special Purpose VesselsVT Halter Marine's extensive library of multi-purpose designs, its diverse product line, and quantifiable shipbuilding experience allow vessels to be tailored to meet a wide array of mission-specific requirements. Recent deliveries include: • The first pure car truck carrier produced in the United States • Pilot Boats • Large Tankers • Dredges • Dredge Tenders • Mooring Systems • Utility Boats • Crane Barges • Quarters Barges • Self-Elevating Lift Boats • Hydrographic Survey Launches • VIP Harbor Boats • Cargo Boats.

Surveillance & Research

Surveillance & ResearchVT Halter Marine provides modern oceanographic capabilities for coastal and deep-ocean applications. Oceanographic, Surveillance and Research ships perform:    • Physical, chemical and biological oceanography  • Oceanographic, acoustic and geophysical data collection  • Multi-disciplined environmental investigations  • Ocean engineering and marine geology and geophysics  • Bathymetric, gravimetric and magnetometric surveying.

Tugs and Pushboats

Tugs and PushboatsVT Halter Marine's Tug and Pushboat products are available in sizes ranging from a few hundred to over twenty-thousand horsepower, providing bollard pulls in excess of 200 tons through controllable pitch, conventional, Z-drive, nozzles or cycloidal propulsion systems. These boats can be manufactured for open-ocean, coastal or river operations.

Repair / Conversion Services

VT Halter Marine's Vessel Repair and Conversion Facility is statigically located in the Gulf of Mexico deepwater Port of Pascagoula, MS. With over 3,400 ft of bulkheaded pier space, that accomodates a 12,000 ton dry-dock, the location services scheduled and emergency repair and conversion project for a diverse marine customer base.

Boat Building / Repair

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