Commercial Markets

We are a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest shipbuilders established in the late 1700s.

Our Facilities

Fincantieri services our commercial clients out of our Sturgeon Bay, Wis. shipyard – Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS). We are a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest shipbuilders established in the late 1700s and are considered the premier western designer & shipbuilder.

FBS is a 63-acre shipyard open year-round and equipped with climate-controlled manufacturing facilities, computer-aided manufacturing equipment, a U.S. Navy-Certified Floating Drydock, an 1158’ x 140’ Graving Dock, ample waterfront space, and lifting capacity to meet the most demanding requirement.

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is a full-service shipyard specializing in:

  • New Construction – Offshore Support Vessels (OSV), LNG Barges, Articulated Tug and Barge units (ATB), Ferries, Dredges, Cargo Ships and Self-Unloading Bulk carriers.
  • Repair & Maintenance of domestic and foreign commercial vessels as well as U.S. Coast Guard and Army Corp of Engineers.
  • Conversions of commercial vessels including repowering projects and the installation of scrubbers.

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

Our Reputation — Reducing Your Business Risk

Our clients engage with us due to our proven experience in managing complex and highly customized vessels. We have an unmatched wealth of expertise in design and strong relationships with a network of highly specialized and reliable suppliers.

We have earned the reputation of delivering our vessels on time and on budget due to several factors:

  • Comprehensive and inclusive proposals that minimize the need for change orders.
  • Strategic planning that includes both weather projections and manufacturing process times.
  • The in-house multi-disciplined engineering team is involved in every step of the process from initial meetings to vessel delivery.
  • A workforce that is among the industry’s most experienced shipbuilding teams.
  • Quality workmanship that minimizes warranty claims and thus additional costs and ship repair downtimes.

These factors enable you to have confidence that your vessel will be delivered when expected and without unplanned expenses. You can be assured your vessel will be built with the highest quality of products, by a team dedicated to quality workmanship. On-time deliveries mean that your ships are operational and generating revenue as well as eradicating late contract penalty risks with your clients.

Our Commitment to Quality and Safety

The quality of our workmanship is evident when you step onto the yard. Fincantieri invests annually to plan and prepare for the future needs of our clients. Our state-of-the-art facility is clean, orderly, and productive which exemplifies the Midwest work ethic.

Our team takes pride in their work and the safety of their environment. This mentality ensures a low risk of mistakes and a high-quality product delivered on time and on budget.

Quality Control

ISO 9001: 2015 Certified: Documented quality control processes and procedures with continuous improvement is at the core of our operations and support services

Shipyard Evironmental Health and Safety

Fincantieri proactively participates in promoting a positive safety culture. We are proud to be above the industry’s averages in most categories. We all share in the responsibility to work towards zero injuries. At the shipyard, safety is always at the forefront of our minds and included in all of our processes. This includes but isn’t limited to:

  • Oversight by a professional certified Safety Department
  • The newest and most up to date program management to include LOTO+, and the Globally
  • Harmonized System for HAZMAT
  • Daily project and facility safety tours

Environmental Awards

  • 14001:2015 Environment Management System
  • 45001:2018 Health and Safety Management

We are proud to be members of the Shipbuilders Council of America and the National Safety Council.

Safety Recognition

Fincantieri is honored to be recognized by these prestigious councils and to be awarded these industry leading safety awards:

  • Shipbuilders Council of America Award for Excellence in Safety
  • Shipbuilders Council of America Award for Safety Improvement
  • Wisconsin Safety Council Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence
  • National Safety Council Significant Improvement Award
  • National Safety Council No Lost Time Milestone Award
  • National Safety Council Award for Top 40 Under 40 Safety Professionals in the United States
  • 23rd Annual Wisconsin Corporate Safety Large Business


Headquarters Washington DC
655 15th St NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20005
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Green Bay, WI 54304
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