Marine Group Boat Works Receives Pioneer Award

Marine Group Boat Works Receives Pioneer Award

San Diego-based Marine Group Boat Works has been honored by the South County Economic Development Council with its 2024 Pioneer Award, which recognizes leaders that opened doors in the South San Diego region, the company announced April 24. The award celebrates the boat construction and superyacht refit business’ efforts to bring a new superyacht market to the region in 2005, when there were only 650 superyachts still under construction globally and the capacity to repair them in the U.S. was lacking. “Superyacht owners would have to stay in Europe and Australia to service the vessels they had on order,” the…
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Marine Group Boat Works Welder Honored by Manufacturers & Technical Association

Marine Group Boat Works Welder Honored by Manufacturers & Technical Association

Ana “Annie” Oryall, welder and shipfitter with Marine Group Boat Works, has been honored by the California Manufacturers & Technical Association with the association’s Emerging Leader Award, San Diego-based MGBW announced March 4. The award, given March 5 in Sacramento, spotlights females in manufacturing who showcase “strong leadership potential and inspire others through their dedicated work,” according to Marine Group. Oryall, who is one of six women in the company’s structural team of 71 welders, has been involved in building and refitting more than two dozen naval steel and aluminum workboats, dive boats and training vessels, as well as a…
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Marine Group Boat Works Modernizing San Diego Bay Shipbuilding, Repair Facility

Marine Group Boat Works Modernizing San Diego Bay Shipbuilding, Repair Facility

Marine Group Boat Works is undertaking a multimillion-dollar effort to modernize its 15-acre shipbuilding and repair facility on San Diego Bay in Chula Vista, the family-owned company revealed Oct. 10. Currently in environmental review, the project includes a large solar panel installation that would generate 500 kilowatts of renewable energy for yard equipment and shore power, dock replacement and reconfiguration, dredging and the addition of a new, modern mobile boat lift, considered by the company to be the only sideways-crawling travelift on the West Coast and the largest of its kind in the U.S. Veneto, Italy-based Cimolai Technology has been…
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