About Us

Since 1965, Gulf Craft, LLC has remained a leading provider of custom built aluminum boats for commercial use and continues to be the preferred builder of new aluminum vessels hailing from ports throughout the world.  Gulf Craft is one of the nation's leading family owned and operated company that designs, engineers and builds aluminum commercial vessels to accommodate its customers’ diverse range of demanding applications.  
 
We have experience building fast crew/supply vessels, passenger vessels, ferry boats, commuter vessels, dinner cruise vessels, party fishing boats, whale watching boats, glass bottom boats, pilot boats, and tenders. In addition to building its own designs, Gulf Craft has partnered with one of the world's most experienced multi-hull design groups, Incat Crowther Pty Ltd, of Sydney, Australia to be the only licensed Gulf of Mexico builder of Incat Crowther quality designed high-speed passenger catamaran vessels. Regardless of your water transportation needs, we have the technology, skills, experience, innovation and resources to custom design and build your vessel.

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Several of Gulf Craft’s noticeable achievements include the builds of the world’s largest Crew/Supply vessel, 225' x 36', 33 kt., M/V Ms. Netty, its first Incat Crowther designed high speed catamaran passenger vessel, 150' x 34', 38 kt., M/V Big Cat Express, its fastest vessel ever constructed, the Incat Crowther designed, 175' x 38', 41.5 kt., 500 passenger, high speed catamaran passenger vessel, M/V Key West Express, and two of the world's first DP2, 170' x 38', 42.5 knot, CrewZer Class catamaran Fast Support Vessels (FSV), M/V Seacor Cheetah and M/V Seacor Cougar.

Gulf Craft's new main facility is completely integrated for efficient vessel construction. Located on 100 acres of property along the Charenton Canal in Franklin, Louisiana, the facility is easily accessible from the Gulf of Mexico via the Atchafalaya River and Intracoastal Canal. The site provides 600 linear feet of protected bulkhead and one, 200'L x 54'W, slip for launching and hauling out vessels with its state of the art, 500 ton capacity, Marine Travelift.  The various stages of vessel construction are housed under four covered, 225'L x 90'W x 65'H, fabrication bays allowing for increased productivity and less down time due to weather.  Our facility provides a turn key boat construction process and we will work collaboratively with you throughout the entire design and build process to make sure each vessel is built to your exact specifications and delivered on time.

Gulf Craft prides itself on dedication, reliability, innovation, quality and personal service. With our resources and competitive prices, you can be assured knowing that your build will be fair, easy and stress free. Please explore our web site for examples of the boats we have constructed. We know you will be satisfied with the quality product and detailed service we provide each customer.
 
For more information about Gulf Craft’s custom built aluminum boats, please call our office at (337) 828-2580.