Our facilities


Eastern Shipbuilding Group currently operates three shipyards on the Florida Gulf Coast, specializing in high quality steel and aluminum vessel construction. In addition, Eastern engages in all aspects of steel fabrication methods. At each facility, conventional assembly methods as well as modular construction techniques are supported, making them some of the most modern and efficient operations in the country.

Nelson Street Shipyard



Eastern’s Nelson Street Shipyard is dedicated to the United States Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter program. It sits on 24 acres and has over 2,000 feet of water frontage leading into St. Andrew’s Bay and out to the Gulf of Mexico. Adjacent to the shipyard is a 6-acre fabrication facility where much of the modular pre-fabrication is performed. The fabrication yard consists of 22,300 square feet (2071.73 sq/m) of warehouse space. The shipyard has (7) crawler cranes ranging from 45 to 400 ton lifting capacity. The shipyard is equipped with (2) marine railways, 700 linear ft of steel bulk-headed side launch capability, a mechanic shop, and shipping & receiving buildings. It is also outfitted with (3) aluminum and steel fabrication buildings totaling 57,000 square feet (5,295.47 sq/m) and (11) concrete fabrication platens.

The Nelson Street Shipyard has undergone numerous enhancements since the company opened 1976 including:

  • In-ground marine railway transfer system.
  • Side launch way.
  • (11) concrete fabrication platens totaling 114,147 square feet (10,604.60 sq/m).
  • Fabrication building fully outfitted with (6) 10-20 ton overhead cranes.
  • (2) 1,250 Ton marine railways for launching and marine haul-outs.
  • (1) 250MT self-leveling ship module transporter.
  • Operational in 2017, (1) Hines Model 200CNC-BendPro G2 Series 20′ Bed Hydraulic Pipe Bender, up to 2” Pipe @ 190 Degrees.
  • Operational in 2017, (1) Hines Model 800CNC-BendPro G2 Series Hydraulic Pipe Bender, up to 6” Pipe @ 190 Degrees.
  • Eastern’s WestRock Paper-mill final outfitting and commissioning pier is adjacent to Nelson Street including:
    • Location: WestRock Paper-mill: 1 S Everitt Ave, Panama City, FL 32401.
    • Pier Dimensions: 420’x 77′-6″.
  • Final outfitting, commissioning, dock and sea trial facility.
  • Deep-water operations.


Nelson Street Shipyard
2200 Nelson Street
Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: (850) 763-1900

Allanton Shipyard

Allanton Facility


Eastern’s Allanton Road Shipyard sits on over 300 acres, has an 1,800 linear ft. basin seawall, and has over 6,000 feet of water frontage leading into St. Andrew’s Bay and out to the Gulf of Mexico. A 32,000 square feet (2972.89 sq/m) building houses the steel processing equipment, consisting of a Wheelabrator automated horizontal shot blasting and painting machine for plate and structural members, (3) 10-ton overhead cranes, a Davi MCB130 1-5/8” Plate Roll, a Cincinnati 175-ton Press Brake, a Pacific FK-1250-24 1250-ton Press Brake, a Messer MPC2030 Plasma Precision Cutting Machine, and a Davi MCP 36 Angle Roll. (13) crawler cranes ranging from 175 to 660 ton lifting capacity are used across the facility. The facility also includes an electrical shop, carpenter shop, pipe shop, warehouse, and sandblasting & painting shop, with 46,800 square feet (4,347.86 sq/m) of warehouse space with 4,400 square feet office spaces which staffs our engineering, project management, safety, QA/QC, HR, client offices, and purchasing departments.

The Allanton Road Shipyard has undergone numerous enhancements since the early 1980’s including:

  • Multiple in-ground marine railway transfer systems.
  • Multiple side launch ways totaling 1,800 linear ft. basin seawall and launch basin expansions with an overall dimension of 760’ (231.65m) in length and 200’ (60.96m) in width.
  • Operational in 2016, (1) MG-MESSER, CNC Plasma Arc Burning Machine with (2) x 10’x40′ dry mirror cutting tables, 6″ cutting thickness and 3″ x 45° material beveling.
  • Operational in 2010, (1) Ogden Series Arc Welding System, Automated Welding Steel Panel Line.
  • Operational in 2018, (1) Davi MCP 36 Angle Roll is a 3 Roll Double Pinch, Digital, Full Hydraulic with “Roll-by-Wire”, and Friction-Free Planetary Guides machine.
  • Operational in 2019 (1) Davi MCB130 1-5/8” Plate Roll.
  • Steel Processing Building, 400′ (121.92m) long x 80′ (24.38m) width x 25′ (7.62m) height totaling 32,000 square feet (2,972.89 sq/m) containing the Wheelabrator and CNC Plasma Arc Burning Machines.
  • Panel Line Building, 560’ (170.68 m) long x 127’ (38.71 m) width x 50’ (15.25 m) height totaling 71,120 square feet (6,607.26 sq/m) building that houses the Ogden Panel Line, the Press Brake and Angle Roller. These (2) large processing buildings are connected allowing for indoor straight-line production.
  • (1) 500MT & (2) 250MT self-leveling ship module transporters.
  • (15) concrete fabrication platen expansions now totaling 270,460 square feet (25,126.56 sq/m).


Allanton Shipyard
13300 Allanton Road
Panama City, FL 32404
Phone: (850) 763-1900

Port St. Joe Shipyard

Port St Joes Shipyard


The Port St. Joe Facility is our newest facility where we are expanding into vessel sustainment for both commercial and government customers. This facility encompasses 40 acres and 1,000 feet of deepwater bulkhead with unrestricted access to the Gulf of Mexico test and trials grounds only a few short miles away.


Port St. Joe Shipyard
432 Howard Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone: (850) 763-1900