With its abundance of water – offshore and inland, Northwest Florida provides a great platform for manufacturing water-related products. Vastly outpacing the national industry growth, the region currently supports a wide array of water-related manufacturing operations.

Featured Companies

Eastern Shipbuilding

Located along the Gulf Coast of Panama City, Florida, Eastern has grown to become one of today’s leading innovators in marine construction and repair. Operating since 1976, Eastern Shipbuilding Group has delivered over 145 vessels ahead of contract. They were awarded the contract for Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter with construction beginning in 2018.

Cape Horn

Cape Horn is a family-owned and operated business steeped in tradition. Thirty years of refinement and innovation and a no-nonsense approach to offshore fishing has made Cape Horn the preeminent fishing boat company in Florida.

Patti Marine

Since 1977, the PATTI family has been producing award-winning ships. The company has built Ferries, Quarters Barges, Galley Barges, Research Vessels, Clam Vessels, Long-liners, Dinner Vessels, Trawlers, Anchor Tenders, Drift Collectors, Floating Machine Shops and River Towboats.

Xtreme Boats

Xtreme Boats, a privately-owned aluminum boat builder founded in 1999, produces the highest quality, hand-made aluminum fishing boats by utilizing only the most skilled craftsmen and latest techniques.


Born out of a love of the water, BOTE develops nationally acclaimed paddle boards that support its mission of “Stand Apart through industry-shaping innovation, fresh ideas and simplicity to create a product that defines a lifestyle.”

Glasstream Powerboats, Inc.

Established in 1983, Glasstream Powerboats, Inc. has a strong dealer network in the US and internationally. The company is a proven world leader in designing and creating advanced fuel-efficient center console boats with the dual inverted stepped hull. This unique low-drag design increases operational efficiency and stability.

Scandy White

Scandy-White Boats is a custom boat manufacturer specializing in aluminum fabrication. The company also builds custom parts for automotive and recreational uses.

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About Us

Florida’s Great Northwest is the regional economic development organization for the Florida Panhandle. Our region includes three MSAs: Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach and Panama City and 12 counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty and Franklin. We can provide your company confidential assistance with your relocation or expansion plans to Northwest Florida. Let us know how we can help!