Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, a family-owned and operated shipyard since 1955, is located on 7 acres on the deepwater Taunton River in Somerset, Massachusetts. Our facilities, protected by a video security system, include:

  • 60,000 sq. ft. of heated, indoor fabrication capabilities, which include plasma cutting and three press breaks and shears
  • 10,000 sq. ft. of secure storage buildings
  • 4,200 sq. ft. office building
  • 600-ton railway
  • 260-foot high capacity, deep-draft pier
  • 150+ employees


“This boat’s done everything we hoped it would do. It’s fast, light, fuel efficient, easy to maintain. It’s just a fantastic boat.”

—Capt. Whit Smith, President
Charleston Branch Pilots