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1 Winnisimmet Street
Chelsea, Massachusetts
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Our clients include domestic and international companies engaged in marine construction, dredging, ship assist, coastal towboats, and fishing to passenger service ferries and the occasional large, privately owned vessels such as:

AGM Marine Contractors
Boston Towing and Transportation
Bramante Fisheries
Boston Waterboat
Boston Waterbus Services  
Burnham Associates
Crystal Yacht Charters            
Eastern Mineral
R/V Phoenix          
Luna Preservation Society
Massachusetts Bay Lines
Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation
Massachusetts Port Authority
Middlesex Corp.
Miller Marine Services
Moran Towing
Odyssey Cruises Boston
RDA Construction Company
Smith Marine
Sterling Equipment
F/V Western Venture
F/V Isabel Taylor

A sampling of our completed work includes:

  • USCG Dry-dock inspection and associated repairs
  • historic hull preservation
  • structural and hull repairs from grounding damage
  • hull repairs, surface preparations and applied coatings
  • conducted machinery maintenance
  • renovations to machinery space and wheel house
  • retrofit "un-inspected" barges to meet ABS and owner’s naval architect Load Line compliance
  • extensive structural and hull repairs from storm damage
  • extensive plating repairs from internal electrolytic condition
  • interior and exterior renovations on dry-dock and alongside
  • structural stabilization and renovate after engine room fire
  • rigging inspection, tuning, and component upgrades to sailing vessels
  • removal of equipment and repair of propulsion units
  • resolve severe vibration with analysis of all four propulsion units.
  • voyage damage repairs to bulwark, quarter bits, towing winch, deck and hull at fuel tank


PROJECTS

Construction Barges

This steel barge hull damage from an accidental collision with a bridge structure is typical of the heavy-duty, construction-use vessels we repair. This barge was put back into billable service for the owner within 3-weeks.

 

 

 

Passenger Vessels & Ferries

Typical passenger fleet vessel undergoing U.S. Coast Guard inspection, maintenance, repair, and systems upgrades while dry-docked.  Horizon's Edge >

 

 

 

 

Preservation

Fitzgerald Shipyard has performed restoration to significant maritime vessels.


The ‘Luna’ is a 103-foot, 1930’s tugboat is Listed on the National Historic Register and represents the most advanced diesel-electric technology of its day. It is "first and now the last surviving" in technology and materials of the tugboats of this size afloat on the U.S. Gulf and Atlantic Coasts of more than the 1000 wood-hulled tugs constructed during that era.

The ‘Luna’ is an ongoing project and Fitzgerald Shipyard has performed hull restoration, installed new decks, main deck, pilot house and preservation of machinery space to exhibit technology of the era for the Luna Preservation Society.

 

 

 


 

Nantucket Lightship LV-112

Hull preservation for this United States Lightship Museum listed as a National Treasure by The National Trust for Historic Preservation.

 

 

Tugs and Work Vessels

From the oldest work vessels to the newest state-of-the-art tugs undergoing U.S. Coast Guard inspection, maintenance, repair, systems upgrades and calibration while dry-docked.

 

 

 

Katie T. Moran New Tractor Tug Z-Drive maintenance.

 

 

Natick Former U.S. Navy YTB undergoing hull and systems upgrading to American Bureau of Shipping requirements.

 

 

 

 

Western Venture Routine hull and systems service.


R/V Phoenix Dry docked for hull repair and keel cooler renewal prior to research voyage out of Wood's Hole, Massachusetts.

RECENTLY COMPLETED

Burnham "# 742 & 743" 750 C.Y Dump Scows 140’ x 36’ x 11’

RDA Construction "Jonathan" 200 x 54 x 15’ Spud Barge


McDonough Marine "KS 5508" 120’ x 55’ x 7’ Spud Barge


Burnham "SE104" 1,500 C.Y. Dump Scow 171’ x 43’ x 16’

Luna Preservation Society "Luna" 103’ Harbor tug - National Historic Register

Massachusetts Bay Lines "Massachusetts" 100’ passenger Ferry

AGM Marine "Wiley" 130’ x 49’ x 9 ‘Spud Barge


Horizon's Edge 186' Gaming Vessel

R/V Phoenix 130' Research Vessel

 

Please contact us today for your specific requirements, to scheduled routine work, or for emergency repair services. We welcome request for proposals (RFP's) on single vessels or maintenance of entire fleets.