Barge Charters

Hughes Marine offers a wide array of barges ready for your marine construction needs on a bareboat and time charter basis. Hughes barges are always well-maintained. Most Hughes barges are equipped with spuds to facilitate placement in areas with no pier or bulkhead. Mats, anchors, and winches are all available for your marine construction applications. We can load and unload your equipment and material at our state-of-the-art Brooklyn, NY facility Erie Basin Bargeport. Our building program ensures that our fleet is modern and, given sufficient lead time, we will build or modify equipment to the specifications of our customer for a particular marine construction job or project.

Most of our barges work in the Northeast United States and along the East Coast.  When appropriate, we also service the US Gulf Coast, Central America, Caribbean, and Bermuda.  Several of our barges are designated as oceangoing barges by the American Bureau of Shipping, so they are able to work in all oceans and seas.

We have provided barges for every major marine construction project on the US East Coast for the past century.  We are currently providing barges for the Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement Project in the Hudson River, as well as several marine infrastructure projects in the tri-state area.

barge charters for marine construction

Spud Barges



Material Barges

Hopper Barges

Jobsite Tugs

40′ – 300′ long x 10′ -60′ wide

Up to 2500 ST capacity

Up to 300′ long

100 to 2500 ST capacity

1500 ST capacity

25′ -40′ long, 400 HP, truckable

Hughes also caters to various non-marine construction related industries. Hughes barges have provided the support for movie equipment during maritime sequence filming. Hughes barges have also provided the space for advertisement filming, helicopter and ferry landings, and other non-construction related projects. We even currently have a greenhouse barge in the Hudson River, called the Science Barge.Whether you are looking for a barge for your marine construction project or your next specialty projecct, call Hughes today to answer your questions.