Bay Shipbuilding

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding

Building Quality Ships for Commercial Applications

Who We Are

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) is a 63-acre custom-built facility designed for efficient new construction, major conversions, repairs, and sustainment of commercial, Coast Guard, and Army Corps of Engineers’ vessels.

As part of the Fincantieri Marine Group, FBS traces its history of building quality ships in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. back to 1918. We are considered the premier western designer and shipbuilder.

Open Year-Round

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is open year-round. We are equipped with climate-controlled manufacturing facilities, a U.S. Navy-Certified Floating Drydock, a Graving Dock, ample Waterfront space, and lifting capacity to meet the most demanding requirement.

Our parent company, FINCANTIERI, recently completed a $300 million capital expansion plan which included many updates and improvements for the FBS facility, including a new floating drydock, computer-aided manufacturing equipment, and climate-controlled manufacturing facilities.

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding continuously refines its production capabilities to meet the demands of our commercial and government clients. We build extraordinary vessels and provide relevant after-sale service and logistics support. This business philosophy is the basis of our reputation for superior service and on-time delivery. It is the foundation of our vision and leadership in providing complete marine solutions.

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding boasts some of the best engineering and architecture minds in the industry, a skilled, safe, and motivated workforce, and a management team keenly focused on quality. The company is internationally recognized for innovative and highly efficient, modular, subassembly, and assembly-line manufacturing techniques. Our sophistication in construction methods has allowed Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding to build some of the most technologically advanced vessels on the planet.

Our Ships

FINCANTIERI is one of the world’s largest shipbuilders with 18 shipyards on four different continents and employing nearly 20,000 shipbuilding professionals. Since 1790, FINCANTIERI has designed and built more than 7,000 ships.Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding specializes in the design and construction of large vessels for commercial and government customers.Our portfolio includes:
  • Articulated Tug Barges
  • Barges
  • Cruise Ships
  • Dredges
  • Ferries
  • Offshore Support Vessels (OSV)
  • Platform Supply Vessels
Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has risen to the challenge of building bunkering/ transportation solutions to meet the need for clean and competitively-priced fuel alternatives. FBS is currently building a 5,400 cubic meter Bunker Barge for bunkering Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueled cruise ships currently being built in Europe that will offer cruises from Florida to the Caribbean—the first step in a strategy to create a complete platform of LNG transport solutions for U.S. customers.

Our Facilities

  • 63-acre facility
  • 1,154 x 140 Graving Dock
  • 654 x 117 Combined Floating Dry Dock (216-foot and 432-foot sections can operate individually)
  • 225 x 39 Graving Dock
  • Lay-up berths accommodating vessels up to 1,000 feet
  • Numerous crawler and gantry cranes with a lift capacity of up to 200 tons
  • 394,000 square foot fully-enclosed fabrication shops, equipped with CNC plasma burning and automated manufacturing processes

Repair and Maintenence Service

FBS repair professionals are among the industry’s most experienced. The scope of repairs offered by FBS to domestic and foreign commercial vessels, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard and the Army Corp of Engineers, is varied. Our team performs hull repairs and painting, electrical and piping and mechanical systems repairs, and scrubber installation as well as engine repairs, inspections, and maintenance.

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is proud to be the preferred facility for the repair business on the Great Lakes. We are experts at managing critical time-sensitive deadlines in the repair and sustainment of the Great Lakes Fleet and our record for on-time delivery is unmatched.

Ship Conversions

Vessel conversions can deliver major savings in both time and cost compared to a new-build project. Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has decades of experience in both small and complex vessel conversions—from design and engineering to vessel dimensions and capacities, vessel repurposes, or power plant conversion. FBS in-house design and construction teams work closely with customers to meet each of their critical needs and to ensure that statutory requirements of classifying societies are met or exceeded.

ISO 9001:2015 Certified Facility

We are proud to be ISO 9001:2015 Certified!

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is an ISO 9001 certified facility. Our documented process and continuous improvement program are the foundations for our high-quality ships and repair services.


charts our course

To build, repair and sustain maritime vessels that proudly supply, service and defend our nation and the world.


steers us

We strive to be the shipbuilder of choice in safety, quality, value and dependability by offering innovative and competitive maritime solutions tailored to our customer’s needs.


anchor us

Continuous Improvement

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655 15th St NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20005
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