Giving ‘Diligence’ Its Due
New dry dock geared to boost South Bay jobs
You’d think that if anyone needed federal stimulus funds it might be the mega yacht, tuna boat and U.S. Navy ship repair business in San Diego.
Not so, according to Knight & Carver Maritime, a large vessel and yacht repair company based on San Diego Bay.
Knight & Carver decided to help stimulate the South Bay economy by mooring its recently purchased 4,000-ton dry dock in National City.
Named the “Diligence” (who figured dry docks are named?), the 400-foot, 63-foot tall dry dock has been in operation since Labor Day.
Dry docks the sizes of “Diligence” are used to lift the larger sized vessels out of the water for repairs.
Now, Knight & Carver Maritime has the biggest yacht lifting capacity on the West Coast, says Mike O’Leary, Knight & Carver’s president and CEO.