NAICS Code 336611 Ship Building and Repairing




This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating a shipyard. Shipyards are fixed facilities with drydocks and fabrication equipment capable of building a ship, defined as watercraft typically suitable or intended for other than personal or recreational use. Activities of shipyards include the construction of ships, their repair, conversion and alteration, the production of prefabricated ship and barge sections, and specialized services, such as ship scaling.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Fabricating structural assemblies or components for ships, or subcontractors engaged in ship painting, joinery, carpentry work, and electrical wiring installation: classified based on the production processused
  • Ship repairs performed in floating drydocks: classified in Industry 488390, Other Support Activities for Water Transportation.

Illustrative Examples

  • Passenger ship building
  • Cargo ship building
  • Submarine building
  • Drilling and production platforms, floating, oil and gas, building
  • Barge building

Industries Included

  • Barge building
  • Cargo ship building
  • Container ship building
  • Dredge building
  • Drilling and production platforms, floating, oil and gas, building
  • Drydock, floating, building
  • Ferryboat building
  • Fireboat building
  • Fishing boat, commercial, building
  • Hydrofoil vessel building and repairing in shipyard
  • Naval ship building
  • Oil and gas offshore floating platforms manufacturing
  • Passenger ship building
  • Patrol boat building
  • Sailing ships, commercial, manufacturing
  • Ship dismantling at shipyards
  • Ship repair done in a shipyard
  • Ship scaling services done at a shipyard
  • Ships (i.e., not suitable or intended for personal use) manufacturing
  • Shipyard (i.e., facility capable of building ships)
  • Submarine building
  • Towboat building and repairing
  • Tugboat building
  • Underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) manufacturing in shipyards
  • Unmanned and robotic watercraft manufacturing in shipyards
  • Yachts built in shipyards

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Industry Overview

Total Companies:381

Est. Employment:18257