A combination of cutting edge technology and rich history makes Colonna's Shipyard the best choice.

Colonna's Shipyard is located in the historic Berkley section of Norfolk and is the oldest continuous family owned and operated private shipyard in the United States.  We were founded in 1875 by Charles J Colonna, a 26 year old ship carpenter using money that he had borrowed. Because money was short on supply, early business was limited to pier-side repairs. Within 2 years, Charles had added his first marine railway that had a lift capacity of about 40 tons and was powered by two horses.


Although over 140 years old, Colonna’s Shipyard has not stood still with respect to modernization. Colonna’s has made the capital investments necessary for improvements in efficiency and productivity. Colonna’s Shipyard is building an additional Floating Drydock (planned 2017). It will have a Lifting capacity 11,500 metric tons, an overall length of 595 feet, inside width 108 feet and plans are to be operational in early 2017.

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