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W e have an outstanding training facility where employees have an opportunity to learn new skills that allow them to advance within the company. The welding program offers a hands-on learning experience for welders and fitters in the processes of SMAW, FCAW (all positions), Stainless Fillet, including the air arc requirements. Through these methods, advanced skill levels such as pipe welding, unlimited plate and ceramic procedures are available for the advanced welder. Fitters learn wash burning and beveling techniques along with marine fitting requirements. Our new application area provides our employees with a simulated vessel work environment that incorporates welding requirements for our marine industry, including U.S. Coast Guard certified.


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W ith over 90 years in the industry (28 years on the Ybor Channel), Gulf Marine Repair is a 50-acre waterfront facility within the Ybor channel turning basin and features of 3,200 linear feet of bulkhead space. We are a full-service shipyard that can provide virtually any type of repair and fabricate any marine-related part or structure, large or small.  Gulf Marine Repair also provides topside repairs to all sizes of vessels and dry docks of all sizes as well.

Our services include four dry docks, four tugboats, five track cranes, fully equipped machine shops, pipe shop, prefabrication and fabrication facilities, electrical shop, and blasting/painting facilities.

Our employee owners come together as a team to provide the highest quality workmanship through honesty, integrity and dedicated hard work, resulting in total customer satisfaction.

Shops & Equipment / View our Facilities here

Machine Shop

  • Lathe: 60” swing-40’ between centers
  • Lathe: 40” swing-67’ between centers
  • Lathe: 30” swing-30’ between centers
  • Two 5-ton overhead cranes
  • ABS Certified tailshaft clad welding
  • 4” horizontal boring mill
  • Bridgeport mills
  • #4 vertical mill with 15” x 76” table

Pipe Shop

  • Two 5-ton overhead cranes
  • Pipe benders
  • Cutting saws

Fabrication Shop

  • Two 5-ton overhead cranes
  • 500-ton capacity plate bending machine
  • 12’ bed press brake
  • 750-ton shear
  • Horizontal band saws
  • Drill press
  • 120-ton iron worker
  • 55-ton iron worker
  • Complete onsite and mobile certified welding equipment

Pre-Fabrication Building

  • 13,500 sq. ft. facility
  • 10×40 CNC plasma table with 1.5 metal thickness capability
  • Two 20-ton overhead cranes
  • Sub-Arc, automated angle welders

Electrical Shop

  • (32) 480-volt shore power hookup points throughout the yard
  • Step down transformers to drop power to 208 or 240 volt 3 phase

EPA-Compliant Paint Shop

  • 4,000 sq. ft. paint booth
  • 3,500 sq. ft. blasting booth

Crane Services

  • Floating Barge Crane – 100 ton max
  • Grove All Terrain Crane – 100 ton max
  • Manitowac Crawler Crane – 175 ton max
  • American Crawler Crane – 210 ton max
  • Kobelco Crawler Crane – 160 ton max
  • Kobelco Crawler Crane – 200 ton max
  • Kobelco Crawler Crane – 250 ton max
  • Assorted Mobile Cranes – 20-30 ton max