Moran Iron Works has experience in fabricating vessels, barges and ferries for use in rivers and canals, the Great Lakes, or in oceans around the world. We have a teaming agreement with CIG Maritime, headquartered in Groningen, the Netherlands, to offer US customers a comprehensive range of products and services based on their designs and building kits. In addition to new fabrication, we have experience in the repair and retrofit of vessels, ferries and barges.

Our list of projects includes:

  • R/V Stanford H. Smith, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Kewaunee, WI
  • Miss Margy, Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry, Mackinac City, MI
  • Kokosing III & IV Barges, Durocher Marine, a division of Kokosing Industrial, Cheboygan, MI


Let us know your specific design requirements, so we can custom-build your vessel to meet your mission needs and specifications.

The following points will affect the design needs and construction requirements:

  • Mission Requirements
  • Number of Crew/Passengers (including persons & gear/luggage)
  • Vessel Size – Length, Beam, Draft
  • Type of Pilot House/Cabin – Open, Enclosed (full or partial)
  • Required Vessel Speed & Power
  • Propulsion – Preferred Engine Mfr, Propeller/Jet Drive
  • Auxiliary systems – Electrical System, Heating, Air Conditioning
  • Navigation and Electronics Equipment
  • Mission Specific Equipment – Lighting, Scientific Gear, Emergency Gear
  • Optional Equipment – Storage, Deck/Floor Coverings, Galley, Head, Etc.
  • Potential Contract & Launching Dates
  • Budget

All of the above should be considered before we can develop a proposal.