A Leading designer and builder of commercial vessels in the u.s.

Chesapeake Shipbuilding designs and builds steel and aluminum commercial vessels primarily between 100 and 400 feet. The yard has upgraded its production capacity significantly in recent years, by acquiring additional land, building two new hull fabrication buildings and investing in additional automated equipment. 

30 Years in Shipbuilding and Naval Architecture

Chesapeake’s Naval Architects and Marine Engineers are pleased to perform any design work for you, from preliminary conceptual designs to complete working drawings, including Subchapter M and other regulatory approvals, whether we build the vessel for you or not. We have many existing designs available which we can customize to your exact needs at a fraction of the cost of traditional Naval Architecture-only firms. Contact us for more information about our design services.

Quality and Workmanship

Quality is built into our vessels from the keel up. We use steel or aluminum throughout our vessels. Our welders and welding processes are certified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and the U.S. Coast Guard. Materials such as welding rod, insulation, paneling, fire doors, electrical wiring and equipment, etc. is approved by the U.S Coast Guard and other regulatory bodies.

Workmanship at our shipyard is second to none. Our workers know their trade and take pride in their skills.

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Turn-Key Delivery

Unlike most shipyards, Chesapeake Shipbuilding is highly experienced in producing quality interiors. We install all machinery, navigation equipment, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services. In addition, we can provide the highest quality custom interiors and joiner work including fire-rated paneling, carpets, ceilings, complete galleys, furniture, etc. to our clients’ specifications.


American Constellation is the latest cruise ship from American Cruise Lines.

American Constellation is the latest cruise ship from American Cruise Lines.


120 ft Ocean Tugboat

LOA: 120' BEAM: 38'-0" DRAFT: 17'-6" MAX 6,000 BHP Ducted Twin Screw 120,000 Gallons Fuel

LOA: 120'

BEAM: 38'-0"

DRAFT: 17'-6" MAX

6,000 BHP Ducted Twin Screw

120,000 Gallons Fuel


100 ft Car & Passenger Ferry

LOA: 100' BEAM: 40'-6" DRAFT: 7'-0" MAX USCG Certification: Subchapter T 149 Passenger Capacity

LOA: 100'

BEAM: 40'-6"

DRAFT: 7'-0" MAX

USCG Certification: Subchapter T

149 Passenger Capacity


210 ft Container Ship

Model CS-2100 Shallow Draft LOA: 210' BEAM: 40'-0" DRAFT, MLD: 9'0" CAPACITY: 75 TEU - 550 LONG TONS   Model CS-2100 Deep Draft LOA: 210' BEAM: 40'-0" DRAFT, MLD: 12'0" CAPACITY: 75 TEU - 900 LONG TONS

Model CS-2100 Shallow Draft

LOA: 210'

BEAM: 40'-0"

DRAFT, MLD: 9'0"

CAPACITY: 75 TEU - 550 LONG TONS

 

Model CS-2100 Deep Draft

LOA: 210'

BEAM: 40'-0"

DRAFT, MLD: 12'0"

CAPACITY: 75 TEU - 900 LONG TONS