Vigor Projects from Ballard, WA

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  • King County Research Catamaran

    King County Research Catamaran

    The 48’ all-aluminum foil assisted research catamaran for the King County Environmental Laboratory operates in Puget Sound, the Straits of Juan de Fuca and adjoining inland waterways. The vessel conducts water sampling research along with marine buoy calibration, maintenance and retrieval, tours and shoreline surveys, dive and ROV operations. 

  • 30’ Rapid Response Skimmer - Wide

    30’ Rapid Response Skimmer - Wide

    The rapid-response, shallow-water capable skimmer is ideally suited for use on oil spills in waterways, bays and harbors. Adaptable to a variety of marine spill scenarios, this highly specialized vessel works well in many recovery configurations, from free skimming through towed-boom applications, and is able to recover a very wide range of spills from light sheens to very viscous weathered oil products. To date 104,  have been ordered by the US Navy and oil spill co-ops. 

  • 75 Passenger Aluminum Ferry

    75 Passenger Aluminum Ferry

    Aqualink I and AquaLink II are operated by Catalina Express shuttling visitors and commuters in California between the Long Beach downtown/waterfront area to Alamitos Bay Landing.

  • Aluminum Passenger Catamaran

    Aluminum Passenger Catamaran

    The P/V Tecopa is a 65’ passenger catamaran for the Chemehuevi Transit Authority of Lake Havasu, California. The vessel operates as a ferry on Lake Havasu, with ports of call at Lake Havasu City on the Arizona side and at Havasu Landing on the California side. 

  • Suna-X Hovercraft

    Suna-X Hovercraft

  • Debris Recovery Vessel

    Debris Recovery Vessel

    The M/V John A.B. Dillard, Jr. is a Debris Removal Vessel for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) San Francisco Bay District. The District has a unique mix of duties, including keeping the navigation and shipping lanes of the greater San Francisco Bay region free of floating debris hazardous to marine vessels. This vessel allows shorter response times, increased capacity and greater range. Key to this enhanced capability is the large aft deck, pedestal mounted grapple crane and robust 15 ton deck load capacity. Operators are able to recover large heavy objects in a single “grab” rather than the hazardous and time consuming process of towing objects to base. 

  • RB-M Tactical

    RB-M Tactical

    The RB-M Tactical was developed as a commercial variant to the USCG Response Boat - Medium (RB-M). This high speed, high performance boat has become a favorite with elite law enforcement thanks to its tactical handling and reliability. It can be customized to meet mission-specific options. For example, one of the L.A. County Sheriff’s mission requirements is to quickly and accurately measure and locate natural and man-made radioactive elements or CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear & Explosives). A roof mounted RS-700 Gamma/Neutron Radiation Detection System enables the vessel to achieve this mission.

  • Pilot Boats

    Pilot Boats

    Proven performance, cost effective design and exceptional quality. Those are the hallmarks of the pilot boat boats built by Kvichak Marine for more than thirty years. Today that proud traditions continues under the Vigor name and pilots around the world continue to depend on our boats to ensure the safety of various ports, waterways and the communities that surround them.

  • 135 ft Passenger Catamaran

    135 ft Passenger Catamaran

    In the spring of 2015 Vigor began construction of four all-aluminum, 400 passenger ferries for WETA (the Water Emergency Transportation Authority) in San Francisco, CA. The Hydrus, Cetus, Argo and Carina are part of WETA's planned expansion of ferry service on the San Francisco Bay and Vigor has been honored to participate in WETA'S ongoing fleet renewal process.