Top 10 Best Boat Makers and Ship-Building Companies in the Philippines

The Philippines need many ways of transportation to travel and as an archipelago, many boats and ships are needed to traverse from north to south.

Being an island country, it’s known to the world that the Philippines boasts a myriad of breathtaking scenery — ocean and mountain landscapes alike. So, it comes as no surprise if the country’s tourism industry is thriving as we speak.

Naturally, in order to set foot on an island, one must travel by sea to witness the beauty it offers. It goes without saying that ships and boats are truly one of the essential things we have right now and the tourism industry is just one of those that benefit from them.

The Philippines overtook European countries and became the world’s fourth-largest shipbuilding nation in 2010, following South Korea, China and Japan, in terms of new-building completion volume. The following are the biggest shipbuilding companies in the Philippines.

1. Hanjin Heavy Industries – Subic Bay Shipyard

Subsequent to its establishment as Korea’s first steel shipbuilder, HHIC has made the country the largest shipbuilding nation in the world. Over the entirety of 70 years in the industry, with its expertise and advanced technology, the company has annually been awarded “the world’s best shipbuilder” since 1992.
Location: Green Beach1, Redondo Peninsula, Sition Agusuhin Brgy, Subic Zambales, Philippines
Telephone: +82-2-450-8804
Fax: +82-2-450-8116
Website: www.hhic-phil.com

2. Tsuneishi Heavy Industries

Equipped with two shipbuilding berths and 1 building dock to build mainly 180,000-ton-class bulk carriers, the factory can build up to 30 ships a year. More than just undertaking repair work for domestic vessels, the company also promotes support activities for the region in medical, educational and other fields, aiming at the development of the local economy and realization of an affluent life.
Location: Buanoy, Balamban, Cebu, Philippines, 6041
Telephone: (63)(32)230-8400~8422
Fax: (63)(32)234-0311/2230
Website: www.thici.com

3. Austal Philippines Pty. Ltd.

Austal is an Australian-based global ship building company and defense prime contractor that specializes in the design, construction and support of defense and commercial vessels. Its commercial vessels are constructed in Balamban, Cebu, Philippines. There you can also find one of its service centers, in which the company’s vessel support is being provided through.
Location: Lot 1731 West Cebu Industrial Park Barangay Arpili, Balamban, Cebu,Philippines
Telephone: +63 32 239 3300
Website: www.austal.com

4. Keppel Philippines Marine, Inc. – Batangas Shipyard

The company has an excellent track record of more than 90 newbuilds ranging from offshore oilrig sections, tankers, barges and tugs to asphalt carriers. Their capabilities also include the fabrication of offshore and industrial structures including rig hulls, mechanical shiplift platforms and rubber-tyred gantry transtainers.
Location: Barangay San Miguel 4201, Bauan, Batangas
Telephone: +63 43 727 1532 to 36
Fax: +63 43 727 4885
Website: www.keppelphilippinesmarineinc.com

5. Herma Shipyard Inc. HSI Philippines

Herma Shipyard Inc. (HIS) is a Filipino-owned shipyard of exceptional potential, founded on a desire to offer Filipinos gainful employment in their own country and distinguished by its unparalleled commitment to attaining world-class standards.
Location: 94 Scout Rallos, Kamuning, Philippines
Telephone: +63 2 922 3421, Mobile: 0917 571 8150
Fax: +63 2 929 8570
Website: www.hermagroup.com.ph

6. Gensan Shipyard

The Gensan Shipyard and Machine Works Inc. (GSMWI) was founded in the Philippines in 1988 to handle the dry-docking, repair and construction needs of all fishing and service delivery boats. Originally founded in order to cater the country’s own fishing and service fleets.
Location: P.O. Box 507 Siguil, Tinoto, Maasim, Sarangani Province, 9502 Philippines
Telephone: +63 917 315 3548
Website: www.gensanshipyard.com.ph

7. The Boat Shop Corporation

The Boat Shop Corporation promotes an interactive experience for its clients, allowing them to modify and customize their wanted boats from the drawing board to the construction yard. It believes that customers should always have a say in what they are getting and that the best way to let them realize this is to give them creative control on their purchased boats.
Location: 239 Marseilla St., Brgy. Silangan 1 Rosario, Cavite
Telephone: Local: 046.438.7996 International: +6346.438.7996
Website: www.boatshopphilippines.com

8. BangkaPro

BangkaPro is a registered brand owned by BangkaPro Aquatics Inc. The brand has been operating since November 2013 and since then, it has quickly become one of the Philippines’ fastest growing marine products and water sports providers. BangkaPro specializes in water recreation, rescue, and transportation products such as fiberglass boats, water taxis, inflatable boats, surfboards, kayaks, paddleboards, rafts, floating docks, rescue boats, water toys and now, water parks.
Location: RSTI Compound, Km 16, Pampalona 1, Alabang-Zapote Road, Las Pinas, 1740
Telephone: +63(2)82433970
Website: www.BangkaPro.com

9. I. G. TRONQUED BOATS & ALLIED INDUSTRIES INC.

The company has the expertise of building boats for use specifically for the Philippine setting. They are the first and only Quality Management Systems ISO 9001: 2015 Certified world-class speedboat manufacturer in the Philippines.
Location: Tronqued Boats Compound Lot 1735 Pililla-Jalajala Provincial Road Brgy. Quisao, Pililla, Rizal
Telephone: (632) 8475 0000 / (63) 920 945 0777
Website: www.tronquedboats.com

10. The Trevally Boat Company Inc.

Trevallyboats, the Philippine boat builder, was born out of a need for a seaworthy, durable and efficient boat that would take its Island Living-loving Founders to different places around the Philippines Archipelago. With its challenging waters only a deep V powerboat would do and so The Trevally Boat Company Inc. was born. Today Trevallyboats offers a range of Deep V powerboats from 20 to 30feet in length.
Location: RMT Compound, Susana Heights, Muntinlupa City
Telephone: (0917) 525- 5002
Website: www.trevallyboats.com

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