Established in 1980, Chesapeake Shipbuilding is a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial cruise ships and tug boats. The company builds cruise vessels up to 450 feet on the 13 acre site with over 2,000 feet of deep water bulkhead. With the recent addition of hull fabrication facilities, Chesapeake has the ability to construct tugs in a controlled environment. Their vessels operate all over the world and are suited for either inland or oceanic service.
We’ve been in Salisbury for more than thirty years and throughout those thirty years, the community has stood by us during all types of economic cycles. The community has helped us through challenging times as well as during more expansive cycles. With the help of the community and Salisbury – Wicomico Economic Development, we’ve grown our business from a startup to a major employer locally.”
Tony Severn, President, Chesapeake Shipbuilding