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A new generation of boatbuilders.

Marine Group Boat Works is one of the few remaining small business boatbuilders in California and the only solar-powered boat builder in the world.  We design and construct vessels accommodating your specific needs, equipped to handle a variety of projects Marine Group all while being environmentally responsible. We model our operations on meeting your requirements with safety, quality control, cost efficiency and time constraints.

We are prime contractors for extremely competitive bids and GSA approved including RTSCs and USCG dive boats. We have been awarded contracts for NASSCO Tug Boats, City of San Diego’s Barge Vulcan III, and Passenger Vessels for Flagship Cruises and San Francisco Golden Gate Ferry. With more than twenty years of boatbuilding experience and highly specialized tradesmen on our team, we have the background and expertise to effectively execute a wide range of projects offering fiberglass, aluminum and steel fabrications, hull extensions and barge, tugboat and passenger vessel constructions.

MGBW has two facilities in South San Diego. Its 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.

The newest yard located in National City is a 5-acre facility that boasts a 300-ton travelift, over 400 linear feet of dockage, deep water access (approx 23’) and several covered fabrication buildings totaling over 60,000 square feet. The facility is facility is powered by a 500kW solar energy system.

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