Nautical Structures Announces Larry Hawes as Vice President

Nautical Structures Industries Inc., the leading designer and manufacturer of boarding and lifting equipment for the Marine Industry for 35+ years, is pleased to announce the appointment of Larry Hawes as Vice President.

Hawes brings vast Marine Industry success and knowledge having lead segments for Caterpillar, Cummins and most recently Lenco Marine. In this new role, Larry will provide leadership across the Business and leverage NSI’s engineering and manufacturing capacities to expand the Marine presence in the Yacht and OEM Boat Builder Segments.

“Given the heavy consolidation trend over the past few years, NSI is uniquely positioned as an Independently Owned and Marine focused business providing Design, Engineering, Manufacturing and Service with locations in Largo, FL; Ft Lauderdale, FL; Seattle, WA; and Central Europe.  I am very excited to join such a well-respected organization and customer feedback has been very strong for our expansion and ability to deliver high quality solutions on time.”

“Larry brings a wealth of leadership capability and real-world experience in the Marine Business” says NSI CEO Robert Bolline. “We’re very glad he’s joined our team of dedicated professionals. We look forward to leveraging that experience and continuing a strong path toward the future.”


Established in 1986, Nautical Structures is a 35+ year-old company specializing in innovative boarding and tender-handling systems for the luxury and blue-water maritime markets. Product lines include lifting & boarding equipment, pantograph hinges, and high-volume OEM products. Nautical Structures also provides unique engineered-to-order services for specialized hydraulic systems, small submarine launching and retrieval equipment, cruise ship boarding systems, and military/defense related products.
Nautical Structures’ 94,000 square-foot sales, engineering and manufacturing facility is located in Largo, Florida, in the Tampa Bay area; NSI-owned service centers are located in Fort Lauderdale and Seattle, with an authorized service center in the Netherlands.