Since our company's founding in 1913, LEEVAC has built a wide range of vessels and workboats for virtually every aspect of the maritime industry. Over the years we have designed, manufactured and launched a large variety of vessels and barges up to 600 feet in length – and our launch system has the capability of handling vessels up to 700 feet.
Over the span of nearly a century, LEEVAC has designed and constructed a wide variety of vessels and barges to serve the oilfield services, gaming, excursion and commercial fishing industries, among others. Our new construction facilities are strategically located to be easily accessed from both the Gulf of Mexico and Intracostal Waterway. With the industry's most experienced craftsmen and shipbuilders, top-notch engineers, and cutting edge manufacturing technology, LEEVAC Shipyards quality of workmanship is unsurpassed. Our vessels are built to international specifications meeting all safety requirements, industry regulation and certification criteria.
The new construction shipbuilding facilities at LEEVAC feature state-of-the-art maritime construction equipment and computer cutting technology housed in a controlled environment. LEEVAC represents the finest in steel fabrication of the Gulf Coast shipyards anywhere. Our modular construction is performed in a combined 210,000-square-foot covered fabrication areas – which means virtually no weather delays to hold up projects, as well as providing a safer environment. This also allows us to get each job done quickly and efficiently, while maintaining our reputation for on time and on budget deliveries.Our new vessel construction facilities include an 85,000-square-foot and a 24,000-square-foot computerized steel fabrication shops (both with a computer-aided plasma cutting machine), an 8,000 square feet pipe shop with a computerized pipe machine (three-axis pipe cutting system) that allows our craftsmen to prefab and spool pipe indoors. LEEVAC's facilities also include two warehouse complexes featuring more than 46,000 square feet of storage space.
LEEVAC Shipyards new construction heavy, maritime construction equipment includes seven crawler cranes with capacity up to 230 tons, as well as over 10 overhead cranes and eight track cranes. We have the capability to safely and efficiently transport modules weighing up to 200 tons utilizing a specialized marine transport vehicle. In addition, the LEEVAC shipyards in Louisiana features four large covered construction bays and 4 drydocks with more than 5,700 feet of wet dock area with 2 launch ways equaling 625 feet of til beams.
LEEVAC Shipyards has maintained its position as one of the most productive and respected shipyards of it's size in the USA due to our ability to deliver the best built and most trust worthy vessels on time and on budget. Our quality has given us the opportunity to continually grow so that we may continually to service our customers.
The LEEVAC Jennings shipbuilding facility is situated on 210 acres that encompass production, fabrication and office space. The main new vessel construction facility is located on the Mermentau River approximately five miles east of Jennings, Louisiana – which is about 17 hours transit time from the Gulf of Mexico.
Our company also owns the former site of SBA Shipyards (known as LEEVAC South) that is located approximately 2.5 miles south of our main shipyard on the Mermentau River.
The experienced craftsmen and shipbuilders at LEEVAC take great personal pride in every vessel that leaves our facility. The quality of our workmanship is unsurpassed – and our vessels are built to international specification as well as meeting all safety requirements, industry regulations and certification criteria.