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Tugboat and Towboat Manufacturing in the United States from 2017-2023

Tugboat and Towboat Manufacturing in the United States from 2017-2023: A Comprehensive Market and Competitive Analysis of the Size, Segmentation (Harbor/Escort, Ocean, ATB, Inland, Multipurpose), Competition, Trends and Outlook in the Manufacture and Supply of Tugboats and Towboats in the United States

This report provides a unique, first-time market and competitive analysis of the size, segmentation, competition, trends and outlook in the manufacture and supply of Tugboats and Towboats in the United States. Products analyzed include Harbor/Escort, Ocean, ATB, Inland and Multipurpose Tugboats and Towboats.

Tugboats and Towboats are a family of marine vessels with disproportionately large power compared to their size. Tugboats and Towboats carry out a large variety of operations each of which have a different power requirement from very low power like standing by, waiting for a pilot’s orders, to very high-power requirements like arresting the momentum of a large ship, and all points in between, e.g. in transit, during ship berthing, barge towing, anchors, etc. Without Tugboats and Towboats, Waterborne transportation in the U.S. would not be possible. Further, besides its commercial significance, Waterborne transportation also is of great strategic importance and is protected from foreign competition by the Jones Act.

The Tugboat and Towboat industry in the U.S. is fragmented across several small to mid-size regional manufacturers. With more than 50 active commercial boat builders, and more than 100 inactive ones, few new companies have entered the business in recent years. However, several foreign Tugboat and Towboat manufacturers have entered the U.S. market to get a toehold and comply with the Jones Act. Some industry consolidation is inevitable, especially given the increase in steel and aluminum tariffs by the Trump Administration. Key factors driving the market are booming oil and natural gas markets, increased grain shipments, new petrochemicals capacity and the low cost of marine transportation.

This database and analysis bring together 40 identified Tugboat and Towboat fabricators in the United States. Breakouts are by Tugboat/Towboat type with units and dollar sales, and prices unique to each segment. The report provides a wide scope and coverage in providing crucial competitive estimates. Market size and shares by Tugboat/Towboat type in units and dollars are given.

In addition, to support this analysis, the report contains 54 tables and 75 figures.


  • SCOPE
  • PRODUCT TYPES
    • Overview
      • Table Tug Design Development Timeline
    • Key Parameters
    • Tug Functions
    • Tug Technology
    • Propulsion
    • Future Directions
    • Classification of Tugs
    • Harbor/Escort Tugs
    • Evolution of Escort Tugs
    • Offshore Terminal Towing Operations
    • Fire Fighting
    • Ocean Tugs
    • Articulated Tugs
    • Intercon Advantages
    • Inland Tugs
    • Towboat Design
    • Multipurpose Tugs
  • SHIPBUILDING
    • NAICS Codes
    • Commercial vs. Government Shipments
      • Table U.S. Shipbuilding Industry Shipments, Commercial vs. Government ($ Billion): 2018- 2023
    • U.S. Navy Procurement Cycle
      • Table U.S. Navy New Shipbuilding by Ship Type (Units, $ Million): 2019-2023
    • Commercial Deliveries by Type of Vessel
      • Table U.S. Shipyards Commercial Deliveries by Type of Vessel (Units): 2010-2017
    • Jones Act
    • Competitive Environment
  • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • Market Size
      • Table Tugboat & Towboat: All Tugboat & Towboat Manufacturing in United States Market Size Estimates in Units & Dollars-Tugboats vs. Towboats: 2017
      • Table Tugboat & Towboat: All Tugboat & Towboat Manufacturing in United States Market Size Estimates in Units & Dollars by Type
    • Historical Market Size
      • Table Tugboat & Towboat: All Tugboat & Towboat Manufacturing in United States Market Size Estimates in Units: 2012-2016
    • Manufacturers by Type
    • Manufacturers' Product Mix
      • Table Tugboat & Towboat: All Tugboat & Towboat Manufacturing in United States Product Mix by Manufacturer Alphabetical Order
    • Market Shares: All
      • Table Tugboat & Towboat: All Tugboat & Towboat Manufacturing in United States Market Shares: Units & Dollars Rank Order: Dollars
      • Table Tugboat & Towboat: All Tugboat & Towboat Manufacturing in United States Market Shares: Units & Dollars Rank Order: Units
      • Table Tugboat & Towboat: All Tugboat & Towboat Manufacturing in United States Production Summary: Manufacturer, Official Number, Original Name, Hull #, Owner/Operator, Type of Vessel, Gross Tonnage, Date Built
    • Market Shares Tugboat/Towboat Type
      • By Type: Inland Towboats
        • Table Tugboat & Towboat: All Tugboat & Towboat Manufacturing in United States Inland Towboat Market Shares: Units & Dollars Rank Order: Dollars
    • By Type: Harbor/Escort
      • Table Tugboat & Towboat: All Tugboat & Towboat Manufacturing in United States Harbor/Escort Market Shares: Units & Dollars Rank Order: Dollars
    • By Type: ATB
      • Table Tugboat & Towboat: All Tugboat & Towboat Manufacturing in United States, ATB Market Shares: Units & Dollars Rank Order: Dollars
    • By Type: Ocean
      • Table Tugboat & Towboat: All Tugboat & Towboat Manufacturing in United States Ocean Market Shares: Units & Dollars Rank Order: Dollars
    • By Type: Multipurpose
      • Table Tugboat & Towboat: All Tugboat & Towboat Manufacturing in United States Multipurpose Market Shares: Units & Dollars Rank Order: Dollars
    • Production Prices
      • Table Tugboat & Towboat: All Tugboat & Towboat Manufacturing in United States Price Ranges and Average Production Price by Tugboat and Towboats Types: $ Million and Dollars
    • Price Forecasts
      • Table Tugboat & Towboat: All Tugboat & Towboat Manufacturing in United States Price Forecasts for Tugboats and Towboats: $ Million
    • Market Forecasts
      • Table Tugboat & Towboat: All Tugboat & Towboat Manufacturing in United States Market Forecasts for Tugboats and Towboats ($ Million): 2017-2023
      • Table Tugboat & Towboat: All Tugboat & Towboat Manufacturing in United States Market Forecasts for Tugboats and Towboats (Units): 2017-2023
    • Distribution Channels
      • Table Tugboat & Towboat: All Tugboat & Towboat Manufacturing in United States Company Location by Region
    • Demand Drivers
    • Tariffs
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • A&B Industries
    • C&C Marine & Repair LLC
    • Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp
    • Conrad Industries Inc
    • Diversified Marine, Inc.
    • Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc.
    • Eymard Marine Construction and Repairs, Inc.
    • Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding
    • FMT Shipyard & Repair, LLC
    • Foss Shipyard
    • Fred Wahl Marine Construction, Inc.
    • Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, Inc.
    • Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc.
    • Inland Boat Works
    • Intracoastal Iron Works Inc.
    • James Built LLC
    • JB Marine Service, Inc.
    • Jeffboat LLC
    • John Bludworth Shipyard LLC.
    • JT Marine, Inc.
    • Main Iron Works, LLC
    • Marine Builders Inc.
    • Marine Group Boat Works, LLC
    • Master Boat Builders, Inc.
    • Master Marine, Inc.
    • Metal Trades, Inc.
    • Miller Marine
    • Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Inc.
    • North River Boats, Inc.
    • Progressive Industrial, Inc.
    • Rodriguez Shipbuilding Inc.
    • Serodino, Inc.
    • Sneed Shipbuilding, Inc.
    • Southwest Shipyard, L.P.
    • St. Johns Ship Building, Inc.
    • Steiner Shipyard, Inc.
    • The Great Lakes Group
    • Vessel Repair, Inc.
    • Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc.

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