OCTOBER 8, 2013 — Looks like the big sign reading "Trinity Offshore" on the roof of Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, Inc.'s Gulfport, MS, shipyard will have to be changed. The group says it is to "consolidate its global branding under the Gulf Coast Shipyard Group in order to better communicate the company's array of vessels."
Gulf Coast Shipyard Group's Gulfport shipyard
After getting back into the commercial vessel market in 2010, Gulf Coast Shipyard Group now manufactures offshore supply vessels, tank barges, military patrol vessels, tugs and superyachts from its facilities in Gulfport and New Orleans and has successfully built a significant backlog.
Earlier this year, private investment firm Littlejohn & Co., LLC invested in Gulf Coast Shipyard Group to support its strategic growth plans and continue investments in its shipyards.
John Dane III, Gulf Coast Shipyard Group's President and CEO, said, "As our company has grown and evolved we believe our corporate identity going forward will be enhanced as Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, a brand that better captures the nature of our commercial, military and government markets. As we continue to implement our capital improvement program to our thriving Gulfport, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana yards, we look forward to communicating to our current and future customers the benefits of our new company."
Trinity Yachts —widely recognized globally as a leading builder of custom superyachts — will continue as a division of Gulf Coast Shipyard Group.