Private equity firm Littlejohn & Co. LLC has made an equity investment in Gulf Coast Shipyard Group Inc., which manufactures marine vessels.

Under the brand name TY Offshore, Gulf Coast makes both ocean and inland marine vessels for commercial and military use. The Gulfport, Miss.-based company’s yachts division is called Trinity Yachts. Gulf Coast has a strong backlog of orders, says Edmund Feeley, managing director at Littlejohn.

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