About the
St. Augustine Marine Center

Home of the U.S. Customs & Border Protection National Marine Training Center

In 2017, we rebuilt and opened our beautiful new paint building where we can repaint any vessel up to 110-feet long. In 2018, we're positioning ourselves to rebuild our Service Center from the ground up as well.

If our size and experience doesn't impress you then perhaps the fact that our yard is also the sole location for the U.S. Customs & Border Protection National Marine Training Center. Since 2009, we've dedicated over 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities to the training center in order for them to train and develop our federal law enforcement officials on how to stand guard and protect our maritime borders against illegal activities with vigilance, integrity and professionalism.

At St. Augustine Marine Center's huge 23-acre site, we've been servicing and building boats since the 1940s. Our current crew of tradesmen have over 300 years of combined experience within the marine industry. So whether you're a small boat seeking shelter from an impending storm or a larger vessel seeking a repower, refit, bottom job, or just want to make your boating dreams come true with a custom modification, we can do the job. We are Northeast Florida's full-service center for any marine need you may have.




Florida DEP Certified Clean Boatyard participant

Covered Service Buildings

Two (2) service buildings totaling approximately 55,000 square feet (~5110 square meters) built to withstand hurricane force wind pressures.

Covered Paint Building

Our paint building adds another 18,750 square feet (~1742 square meters) to our capacity which allows us to paint any overall length boat up to 110 feet (33.5 m).

Floating Dock Space

Concrete Deck

~591+ feet (180+ m)

Composite Deck

2,516 feet (767 m)

A/C Electrical Power, 60 Hz

240/120 volt—1 phase. 30, 50, and 100 Amp Service Available

Lift Capacity

100-metric ton Marine Travelift for vessels up to 24’ (7.3 m) inside beam clearance and 110 feet (33 m) LOA
50,000 pound hydraulic yard trailer for multi-hull vessels up to 75’ LOA.
30,000 pound hydraulic yard trailer for vessels up to 45’ LOA.

Typical Water Depth (From C/L of Channel and dockside)

6—8 feet (1.8 — 2.4 m) Mean Water Level (MWL)

Tidal Range (Typical)*

4-6 feet (1.2 — 1.8 m)
*Please consult updated navigation charts, local weather conditions, and daily tidal reports for specifics.

Max Length

110 feet (33.5 m) LOA

Max Beam

At Bridge of Lions - < 34 feet (23 m) between spans

At SAMC Private Launch Ramp - < 25 feet (10.3 m)

Max Vessel Height

Nautical charts report no overhead obstructions from the St. Augustine inlet to SAMC boatyard.

Max Displacement

For purposes safety and longevity of equipment and personnel, our Yard prefers a utilizes a safety factor of 80% of equipment max rating. Vessels exceeding these capacities may occasionally be hauled at management discretion only.