NAICS Code 336611 - Ship Building and Repairing

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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.


NAICS Code 336611 - Ship Building and Repairing is a final level code of the “Manufacturing” Sector. There are 381 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 104,760 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 336611 - Ship Building and Repairing are:

  • 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


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 336611 - Ship Building and Repairing that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in:

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