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High Tech Facilities and Quality Craftsmen

Strategically located on the East Coast, the marine industry in Savannah is ripe for growth in the advanced manufacturing and maintenance, service and repair fields.

The Savannah region has witnessed the growth of companies like Thunderbolt Marine and Savannah Yacht Center whose facilities, which include controlled spray painting bays, can accommodate vessels up to 200-foot and the artisan craftsmen needed to do the detailed woodwork on boats from large to small. Savannah has also boomed in part because of Georgia’s superior tax advantage over Florida. In 2017, Georgia passed legislation to provide taxation incentives in the form non-taxation for purchases over $500,000. Savannah is also located north of the hurricane cut-off point which is important to vessels and also their insurance companies.

In addition, Hinckley Yachts operates a manufacturing facility in Savannah and international marine technology company Raceix recently opened their first U.S. operations in Savannah.

 

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1.8 million

boats registered in GA, SC, and FL. Savannah is in a central location to serve customers.

National Marine Manufacturers Association

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420

miles of navigable waters

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Savannah is home to Thunderbolt Marine which has the largest marine paint booth on the East Coast

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Leading Employers in this Industry

Legend: Headquarters in Savannah headquarter   International international

Regional Marine Employers Product/Service County
Hinckley Yachts Yacht Manufacturer Chatham
PaR Marine Electro-mechanical, electro-hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment design Glynn
Raceix headquarter international Marine Technology Chatham
Release Marine headquarter Custom Woodworking for Sport Fishing Equipment Chatham
Savannah Marine Terminal headquarter Public Bulk Break Terminal Chatham
Savannah Yacht Center headquarter Yacht repair and refit Chatham
Thunderbolt Marine headquarter Yacht repair and refit Chatham

*Not an all-inclusive list

Industry News

Irish startup picks Savannah through ‘Tradebridge’ link

An Irish startup that promises to enhance the recreational boating experience through experiential and social apps and hardware has picked Savannah as its beachhead for the U.S.  Raceix believes the U.S. will be the top market for consumer products it plans to introduce here by 2020, which allow boaters to track their trips and share photos…

03.23.2020

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Invitation to Bid Rockingham Farms Interchange

Sealed Bids will be received until February 16, 2021, 2 p.m. and publicly opened in the Board Room on the 4th Floor of the Savannah Economic Development Authority office located at 131 Hutchinson Island Road, Savannah, Georgia 31421, for the Veterans Parkway / Rockingham Farms Interchange Project. Pre-Bid Conference:  Conference will…

01.19.2021

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Bid Requests for Bloomingdale 400,000 Gallon Elevated Water Storage Tank

SAVANNAH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Savannah, Georgia Bloomingdale 400,000 Gallon Elevated Water Storage Tank ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed Bids for the construction of the project titled: Bloomingdale 400,000 Gallon Elevated Water Storage Tank, will be received by the Savannah Economic Development Authority at 131 Hutchinson Island Rd, Savannah, Ga 31421, until…

01.03.2021

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Plug and Play partners with SEDA to establish a First-Mile Logistics innovation hub in Savannah

Plug and Play, the Silicon-Valley based venture capital firm and corporate innovation platform, is announcing its partnership with the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) to establish a First-Mile Logistics innovation hub in Savannah. The partnership aims to build an ecosystem where corporations, startups, and universities can collaborate on solving the…

12.16.2020

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