American built. AMERICAN STRONG.

Meeting the unique needs of government customers

Operating alongside the ranks of large shipyards, Marine Group Boat Works is a small business with over 40 years of military and general contracting experience in design, construction and life-cycle maintenance. MGBW is a GSA-approved contractor, one of the few small business shipyards to hold an MSRA, and is the prime contractor of several Government IDIQ contracts for USCG, Navy PEO Ships, FMS, SWRMC, Military Sealift Command (MSC) and more.

MGBW has a robust in-house team of 185 specialized mechanics, machinists, painters, ABS- and NAVSEA-certified welders, pipefitters and shipfitters, laggers, program and project managers, superintendents and contract support specialists. Our experienced team of professionals are capable of the full scope of government ship repairs including planning, quality control, shipboard/off ship production, component/systems testing and trials for vessels including the new class of Littoral Combat Ships, Range Training Support Crafts, non-combatants including LCUs, LCACs, TWRs, autonomous vessels, YON  and YFN barges, and more. We offer a proven efficient, low risk management program that executes an array of task orders in a timely and high-quality manner.

MGBW’s headquarters in Chula Vista consists of 15 acres (about 950,000 square feet of usable land and water), an on-site general office building; a 23,000 square-foot enclosed vessel manufacturing facility, the fabrication and welding environments for both steel and aluminum; workshops; a machine shop; 665-ton travelift, 100-ton travelift, several mobile lifting mechanisms and other production equipment to safely haul, launch and work on vessels up to 220 feet. It is has 25 docks totaling 2,100 linear feet protected by a modern breakwater.

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