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GULF COPPER along the deepwater Taunton River in Somerset, Mass., the family-owned and operated shipyard is currently un- der the leadership of co-presidents Pe- ter Duclos and John Duclos. Nearly all of the several hundred vessels built by the shipyard are still operating today, and some 90% of Gladding-Hearn’s business is from repeat customers.

With in-house naval architecture and engineering capabilities and a cross-trained workforce, Gladding-

Hearn is well-known for applying some of the most advanced shipbuild- ing techniques that rival many bigger yards, while still providing the person- al customer service of a smaller yard.

The builder’s primary products in- clude pilot boats, high-speed passen- ger catamarans and mono-hull ferries, tugs, patrol and rescue boats, crew transfer vessels and research vessels.

Since 1955, Gladding-Hearn has been MN 25|

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