Founded in 1977 by Bill Elliott, Bay Ship & Yacht, is one of the leading shipping companies on the West Coast. Headquartered in Alameda, Calif., the company also has a boatyard in Richmond, Calif., and specializes in repairs of cargo vessels, tankers, tugs, barges, ferries and fishing vessels. It has a state-of-the-art shipyard, two dry-docks and industrial fabrication, machine, paint and propeller shops. Bay Ship s clients include the United States Coast Guard, U.S Army and U.S Navy and National Park Services fleet of historic ships from the San Francisco National Maritime Museum. Bay Ship offers a wide variety of services, such as pierside ship repair, small vessel boatyard, yacht service, lifeboat, propeller, deck and voyage repair, marine machinists, sandblasting, lead abatement, gas freeing, pipe fitting, new construction and ship building, U.S coast guard-certified welding, joinery and woodworking. Its other services include metal surface preparation and painting, pitching, balancing and edge restoration, shaft welding and straightening and laser alignment.