Nov 12-14, 2024  •  Morial Convention Center  •  New Orleans, LA

Agenda Session

Shipyard Realities

Nov 30 2023

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM CST

Main Stage

MODERATOR: Benjamin Hayden, Content Specialist, WorkBoat Magazine, Diversified Communications

The day-to-day reality for shipyards is nothing short of busy and complex. There is the demand for alternative fuel newbuilds and retrofits, decarbonization regulations to meet, a skilled worker shortage, and a growing backlog of vessels that need to be built. Get an inside look into some of the top U.S. second tier shipyards from the leaders behind the vessel newbuilds.

  • How are shipyards recruiting and retaining workers?
  • How do shipyards bid on and win contracts in the current market? 
  • What is the difference between military and commercial vessel contracts? 
  • What is the benefit of being a smaller second tier shipyard?


Master Boat Builders Inc.

- President

All American Marine

- President & COO

Eastern Shipbuilding Group

- Chairman and CEO

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