About Us


Our History

Our facility in Palatka, FL has 1,000 feet of frontage on the beautiful Saint Johns River. We are located at the Putnam County Barge Port, 50 miles south of Jacksonville and 30 miles inland from the Atlantic Coast, which affords added protection from storms. With an 80 foot tall construction building that is 325 feet in length, this facility allows for the construction of projects of more than 250 feet.

In the late nineties we began producing custom built expedition style and traditional motor yachts. Our roots however, extend back to 1978 to our family shipyard, Keith Marine, which specialized in commercial vessel construction and produced a variety of recreational and commercial vessels.

Solid and reliable commercial shipbuilding incorporated with the expertise and precision necessary in yacht manufacturing has formed the model for Newcastle Shipyards. Kevin Keith, President of Newcastle Shipyards, has had the pleasure of over 35 years in the shipbuilding industry. Integrating his experience from both sides of the industry, he leads our team in building some of the world's most prestigious yachts as well as numerous ABS, USCG and LLOYDS Certified steel and aluminum vessels. We pride ourselves on our ability to not only satisfy our Customer's requirements, but to exceed their expectations by working closely with them to ensure the execution of a successful and high quality project.