World Marine of Alabama, LLC is our major commercial ship repair facility with more than 4,400 feet of water frontage along the Mobile River and a channel maintained to a 44 foot depth. The facility has two floating dry docks; a Panamax and a 4,200 ton capacity, in addition to moorage for vessels up to 1,000 feet (304.8 m).

  • Access: 26 nautical miles to open sea
  • Total Area: 53 acres (21 ha)
  • Water Frontage: 4,400 ft. (1,341 m)
  • Water Depth: Channel maintained to 44 ft. (13.4 m)
  • Vertical Height Restrictions: None
  • Fabrication Area: Covered 100,000 sq. ft. (9,290 m2) Outside 300,000 sq. ft. (27,871 m2)
  • Warehouse Area: Covered 50,000 sq. ft. (4,645 m2)


Detyens Shipyards Inc. Located in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, is busy building a tradition of quality workmanship at a reasonable price. Detyens’ main yard, located on the Cooper River in Charleston, was originally a U.S. Naval shipyard. In 1996 the Navy closed their base and Detyens, which had been operating at a smaller shipyard on the Wando River in Mt. Pleasant, SC, saw an opportunity. The addition of the Cooper River facility now gives Detyens the ability to provide larger commercial ship owners with quality dry-docking experience. The facility houses 33 marine and industrial companies that serve the fast growing port of Charleston, providing an excellent infrastructure to support the marine industrial base. Detyens believes the combination of three graving docks, a wide variety of craft expertise, a remarkably flexible facility and a growing port, all serve to create an opportunity for continued expansion of Detyens Shipyards Inc.