Atlantic Marine

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Atlantic Marine
Former type Private
Industry Shipbuilding
Fate Acquired
Successors BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards
Founded 1980 (1980)
Defunct 2010 (2010)
Headquarters Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Number of locations 2
Area served United States
Services Ship conversion, repairs and maintenance, and steel fabrication
For the marine ecozone of the northwest Atlantic Ocean, see Atlantic Marine Ecozone (CEC).

Atlantic Marine was an American shipbuilding and construction company. It operated two shipyards, one in Mobile, Alabama and the original corporate location, a smaller one in Jacksonville, Florida where its headquarters was located. It was acquired by BAE Systems in May 2010 for $352 million. BAE Systems renamed the former company BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards, a division of BAE Systems Inc.[1][2]

As Atlantic Marine Holdings, the company took over the former shipyard of the Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Company in 1992. In 2006, the company was itself taken over by an investment firm run by former U.S. Navy Secretary John F. Lehman and became known simply as Atlantic Marine.

The company offered a variety of services, including shipbuilding, ship repairs, maintenance and conversion, and also steel fabrication for industrial uses. The Alabama drydock facility was capable of servicing vessels of up to 46,400 tons, including cargo and cruise ships, and also offered repair and conversion facilities for "drilling rigs and semi-submersibles that served the offshore oil industry."[3]

The Jacksonville drydock serviced vessels of up to 14,600 tons, and specialized in "mega-yacht repairs and refits, as well as commercial and U.S. Navy ship repairs and conversions, marine fabrication, and industrial fabrication and machining."[4]

The company employed 600 full-time workers in 2005.[5]

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  1. ^ Hoyos, Carola (2010-09-11). "BAE prepares to streamline US business". The Financial Times (London). 
  2. ^ Szakonyi, Mark (May 18, 2010). "BAE to buy Atlantic Marine for $352M". Jacksonville Business Journal. Retrieved July 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ Gulf Coast Facility, Atlantic Marine website.
  4. ^ East Coast Facility, Atlantic Marine website.
  5. ^ Notes on Mobile Alabama Economics.
  6. ^ "WINSTAR Boat Information". BoatInfoWorld.com. Retrieved July 2, 2012.