Government Markets

Sophisticated Ships Built for the U.S. Navy, Army, and Coast Guard.

Our History

Fincantieri is a shipbuilding powerhouse with nearly two and half centuries of experience. We are a legend in designing and building, having built more than 7,000 innovative and often highly-complex vessels to historic icons of the sea, such as the Italian Naval Academy training ship, Amerigo Vespucci.

Fincantieri Marine Group is the U.S. subsidiary of this world-renowned shipbuilder. We have brought centuries of experience and knowledge from our parent company to our U.S. shipyards. We are uniquely positioned to provide cost-effective solutions for the U.S. government markets. We solve the challenge of new construction, repair of existing vessels, and conversion projects.

Our Facilities

Fincantieri Marine Group is comprised of three Great Lakes shipyards:


A modern shipbuilding powerhouse, now with 550,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and receiving space.

Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) boasts some of the best engineering and naval architecture minds in the industry, a skilled, safe, motivated workforce, and a management team keenly focused on quality.

Founded in 1942 in Marinette, Wis. to meet America’s growing demand for naval construction, we have since built more than 1,500 vessels. Our portfolio includes the Navy’s Constellation Class Frigates, the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship, the improved Navy Lighterage System, mine countermeasure vessels and ocean tugs, as well as U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers, buoy tenders, and response vessels. Because of our record of delivering ahead of schedule and within contracted costs, FMM has a long-standing relationship with the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.

Our parent company, Fincantieri, has invested over $250 million in our 550,000 square foot operations transforming us into a modern shipbuilding powerhouse, including manufacturing, warehouse, and receiving space, and the capacity to simultaneously build two Constellation Class Frigates per year.


A full service shipyard specializing in new construction, repair, conversion and sustainment of commercial vessels.

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) is a full-service shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Our 63-acre shipyard is open year-round and equipped with climate-controlled manufacturing facilities, computer-aided manufacturing equipment, a 432’ U.S. Navy-Certified Floating Drydock, an 1158’ x 140’ Graving Dock, ample waterfront space, and lifting capacity to meet the most demanding requirement.

FBS 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, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Army Corp of Engineers.


A state-of-the-art, climate-controlled aluminum construction facility.

Fincantieri ACE Marine (FAM) is a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled aluminum construction facility in Green Bay, Wis. This shipyard uses innovative LEAN manufacturing techniques and processes to construct high-quality small boats and modular products for U.S. government clients. Advanced production techniques and efficiencies in production allow us to produce new vessel designs and modules at low risk and high quality.

By utilizing pre-outfitted modules, a 50% production efficiency was achieved during the recent highly successful USCG Response Boat-Medium (RB-M) Program. In addition to the USCG RB-M Program, FAM is currently building aluminum superstructure panels and modules for the Navy’s Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).

VARD Marine

VARD Marine is a consulting naval architecture and marine engineering company of Fincantieri. With operations in Canada and Houston, Vard offers professional ship design, engineering, and shipbuilding technology services to our clients. VARD Marine increases our ability to specialize in the offshore supply and support market. They allow us to design advanced offshore and specialized vessels while focusing on long-term relationships and close cooperation with both shipbuilders and ship owners.

Our Commitment - Reducing Your Business Risk

Our clients engage with us due to our centuries of 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.
  • An in-house multi-disciplined engineering team that 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 give you the 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 eradicate contract penalties with your clients.

Our Commitment to Quality and Safety

We are ISO 9001: 2015 Certified

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 facilities are clean, orderly, and productive which exemplifies the Midwest work ethic. Recently we completed a $250 million capital expansion program for our Great Lakes shipyards. The expansion includes additional computer-aided ship manufacturing equipment, new climate-controlled facilities, and a U.S. Navy-Certified floating dry-dock.

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.

Fincantieri proactively participates in promoting a positive safety culture. While we are proud to be above the industry’s averages in most categories, we all share in the responsibility to work towards zero injuries.

Shipyard EH&S

We are proud to be members of the Shipbuilders Council of America and the National Safety Council. 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 highly visual-engaging 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

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
Fincantieri Marine Group - GBO
2465 Marina Circle
Green Bay, WI 54304
ACE Marine
201 S Pearl Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
Marinette Marine
1600 Ely Street
Marinette, WI 54143
Bay Shipbuilding
605 N 3rd Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235