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Since 1965, Gulf Craft, LLC has remained a leading provider of custom built aluminum boats forcommercial use and continues to be the preferred builder of new aluminum vessels hailingfrom ports throughout the world. Gulf Craft is one of the nation's leading family owned andoperated company that builds and services aluminum commercial vessels to accommodate itscustomers’ diverse range of demanding applications. Our mission statement is the core of ourexistence and is the framework of everything we do: “To remain a leading provider of custombuilt aluminum boats while maintaining the highest standards of quality construction andpersonal service at competitive prices with on‐time deliveries.”

We have experience building and servicing fast crew/supply vessels, passenger vessels, ferryboats, commuter vessels, dinner cruise vessels, party fishing boats, whale watching boats, glassbottom boats, pilot boats, research vessels 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 licensed Gulf of Mexico builder of IncatCrowther quality designed high‐speed passenger catamaran vessels. Regardless of your watertransportation needs, we have the technology, skills, experience, innovation and resources tocustom build and service your vessel.

Several of Gulf Craft’s noticeable achievements include the builds of the world’s largestCrew/Supply vessel, 225' x 36', 33 kt., M/V Ms. Netty, its first Incat Crowther designed highspeed catamaran passenger vessel, 150' x 34', 38 kt., M/V Big Cat Express, the Incat Crowtherdesigned, 175' x 38', 41.5 kt., 500 passenger, high speed catamaran passenger vessel, M/V KeyWest Express, two of the world's first DP2, 170' x 38', 42.5 knot, CrewZer Class catamaran FastSupport Vessels (FSV), M/V Seacor Cheetah and M/V Seacor Cougar, two of the world’s largestDP2, 192' x 41', 42 knot, catamaran Fast Support Vessels, M/V Seacor Leopard and M/V SeacorLynx, and the highest passenger capacity, at 600 passengers, 150' x 40', Subchapter K, fastpassenger vessel ever built in the U.S., the M/V Commodore.

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

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Gulf Craft prides itself on dedication, reliability, innovation, quality and personal service. Withour resources and competitive prices, you can be assured knowing that your project will be fair,easy and stress free. We know you will be satisfied with the quality product and detailed servicewe provide each customer. Please consider Gulf Craft for your next vessel project.

Mission Statement

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"To remain a leading provider of custom built aluminum boats while maintaining the highest standards of quality construction and personal service at competitive prices with on-time deliveries."

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Hull Platform: Catamaran
Hull Number: 496

Gulf Craft, LLC

Custom Builders of Aluminum Boats
Committed to Quality and Service
Since 1965.


320 Boro Lane
Franklin, LA 70538

Tel: (337) 828-2580
Fax: (337) 828-2586

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