About Us

Shipbuilding Company

St. Johns is a full service shipbuilding and marine repair company offering state-of-the-art facilities, a history of quality workmanship and a convenient location.

In 2007 Steve Ganoe purchased the site of St. Johns Ship Building, a 98-acre shipyard on Florida’s St. Johns River, and committed to renewing its infrastructure and doubling its tonnage capacity. Today St. Johns is capable of building, refitting or repairing any vessel.

Our yard has delivered a diverse range of steel work boats including:

  • Offshore supply vessels

  • Inland push boats

  • Ocean going tugs

  • Truckable Tugs

  • Ferries

  • Cargo Vessels

  • Deck barges

  • Tank barges

  • Self propelled barges

In addition we provide vessel repair, maintenance, overhaul and conversion services.

We are located on the East Coast with excellent access to New England as well as the Caribbean, but are not far enough from the Gulf to be cost prohibitive. The yard sits on a beautiful wooded site along the St. Johns River in Putnam County, approximately 68 miles southwest of Jacksonville, Fla., at mile marker 31. The St. Johns River is easily accessible to vessels coming north along the Intracoastal Waterway, from the Atlantic Ocean or Jacksonville.

We offer a 1,200 ton dry dock, a crane capacity of 500 tons, 2,400 feet of water frontage with over 900 feet of bulkhead including a 400-ft launch basin, two rail launch systems, a 425-ft by 75-ft fabrication shop as well as complete carpentry, electrical and machine shops.

General Manager, Bobby Barfield brings more than 30 years of shipyard experience to every project, ensuring the highest quality workmanship, and most of St. Johns’ yard supervisors have 20 or more years in the business as well.

Contact us for a quote on your next project: 1-386-328-6054

Our Location

St. Johns Ship Building

560 Stokes Landing Rd,

Palatka, FL 32177

Phone. 386-328-6054

Fax. 386-328-6046

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