Specialty Projects

Hughes Marine Fireworks BargesHughes Marine is your solution for special waterfront or waterborne projects involving marine logistics and tugs and barges in NY and throughout the Northeast United States.  We routinely use barges for fireworks shows, ferry landings, movies, commercials, public relations spectacles, and even a floating greenhouse.

Recent projects utilizing Hughes barges in NY include the annual Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, where we have been providing barges for nearly 30 years.  We also run the marine operations for the annual Macy’s show, which involves up to 8 tugboats and barges in NY’s Hudson River.

Additionally, we have also supplied barges and maritime expertise for dozens of other annual fireworks displays, and blockbuster movies such as I am Legend, War of the Worlds, and Meet Joe Black.

barges in ny for i am legend helicopter scene

Some of our barges in NY are current ferry landings for Hudson and East River ferries.  Since land is at a premium in New York Harbor, barges represent the most feasible way to set up a ferry landing for passenger ferries.  Several of our barges are also used for breast-off barges for marine construction projects, where the water at the pier may not be deep enough for a ship, tug, or larger barge.  Breast-off barges enable a safe dock for ships and other vessels that would otherwise get damaged in shallow water or underdeveloped bulkheads and piers.

Not only do we supply tugs, barges in NY, and other marine equipment such as anchors and buoys, we lend our maritime expertise to the industries that are unfamiliar with the ways of the water.  We provide excellent equipment, deliver it on time, and make sure the marine logistics of your project are flawless.

Give us a call today with your special marine project needs.  Nothing is too outlandish – trust us, we’ve heard it all.  We will guide you through your specialty marine project from start to finish.