The Levingston Corporation

Samuel L. Levingston, from Ireland, moved to Florida in 1832 who’s first job was a carpenter. In the 1850’s Levingston and his family moved to Orange, Texas and established a small shipyard on the Sabine River.

Samuel Levingston served in the Confederate forces during the Civil War and upon his return started another shipyard building vessels to haul cotton and other farming products on the Sabine River. Almost a century later, the company entered a new industry designing and building some of the very first semi-submersibles, jack-up rigs and other offshore service vessels for the offshore oil & gas industry.

Today, The Levingston Corporation specializes in large liftboats designs and construction. Their large liftboat designs range from 200 feet to 430 feet of leg. Their unique liftboat jacking system, the GB82 and the GB430 has been developed with alliance partner, EBI (Elevating Boats LLC), to support these large liftboats in deeper water liftboat operations for the offshore industry. Levingston’s liftboats are known for their US Patented leg encircling crane, large unobstructed deck space, and larger accommodations.

A Singaporean based corporation who specializes in marine logistics and support services, has acquired six Levingston 320’ classed large liftboats. This company operates Levingston’s 320E’s large liftboats in the Arabian Gulf, West Africa, and Southeast Asia.

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Play the 415WC video

415WC Video

Watch Levingston’s 415WC’s animated video illustrating a liftboat loading on location and a general offshore coil tubing operation.

Watch an interview

Interview with Ron Sanders

Watch Levingston’s CEO, Ronald Sanders, talk about where and how their liftboats are being used. February 3, 2012.