San Diego Boatyard recognized for having one of the strongest safety programs in the maritime industry.
Chula Vista, CA – Marine Group Boat Works, a privately-owned, full-service boatyard in San Diego, announces it has been awarded a 2021 Safety Award for the company’s strong commitment to safety in the workplace.
The American Equity Underwriters, Inc., (AEU) the leading provider of workers’ compensation for waterfront employers, presents the National Safety Awards each year to its best performing members nationwide.
“Being a family business and knowing our employees personally, we take safety to the next level,” said Todd Roberts, president of Marine Group Boat Works. “Our strong culture of safety is built on this: We care about you, and we care about you not getting hurt.’ And there is no job or business transaction we do that is more important than that.”
Eligibility for the awards is based on the frequency and severity of workers’ compensation incidents for the prior calendar year, as well as safety-related metrics determined by AEU’s loss control team.
“This year’s winners truly are the safest in the industry,” said Jimmy Burgin, senior vice president and director of loss control at AEU. “The commitment of their management teams, supervisors, safety staff, and employees all combine to create safety programs that are worthy of this recognition.”
Marine Group Boat Works celebrates in style by hosting a BBQ lunch for their yard employees. It has become tradition now for the managers and executives, including Roberts, to grill up ribeye steaks for the people who make it possible to win this award.
About Marine Group Boat Works
Marine Group Boat Works, LLC (MGBW) is a family-owned, full-service boat construction and superyacht refit facility occupying over 15 acres of land and water. Located at the southern part of the San Diego Bay in Chula Vista with a second facility in San Jose del Cabo Mexico, MGBW specializes in refits, repairs and new construction of boats up to 220 feet (91 meters) long. Featured on The History Channel’s Modern Marvels, MGBW is recognized worldwide for its 665-ton travelift, making it the premiere San Diego superyacht refit facility for the West Coast. Its specialties include haul-outs, bottom paints, Lloyds’ and ABS-class surveys, aluminum and steel hull extensions, engine repowers, mechanical repairs, propeller service, custom fabrications and more. Specific to the commercial and government sectors, MGBW also provides highly specialized services including new construction, custom metal fabrications and emergent work repairs for vessels ranging from range training support crafts, patrol boats, dive boats, workboats, tugboats, and barges.