144-car Ferries

144-car Ferry - Washington State Ferries

Vigor is the leading ferry builder in the state of Washington, having delivered the last twelve ferries for Washington State Ferries (WSF), the largest ferry system in the United States. For the 144-car ferries, Tokitae, Samish, Chimacum and Suquamish, Vigor assembled a team of Washington State shipbuilders to participate in the successful completion of these pivotal vessels in the WSF Fleet. The four ferries were built consecutively between 2012 and 2018. 

Class name: Olympic
Type: Auto/Passenger Ferry
Length: 362’3" (110.4m)
Beam: 83’2” (25.4m)
Draft: 24’ 6” (7.5m)
Displacement: 3499 LTSW
Max Vehicles: 144
Max Passengers: 1500
City Built: Seattle (primary), Freeland, Everett & Tacoma, WA

See a timelapse video of the joining of the 1,100-ton superstructure to the hull of the vessel.

Images from this Project

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144-car Ferry - Washington State Ferries
144-car Ferry - Washington State Ferries
MV Chimacum fabrication photo
Chimacum
144-car Ferry - Washington State Ferries
144-car Ferry - Washington State Ferries
144-car Ferry - Washington State Ferries
144-car Ferry - Washington State Ferries
144-car Ferry - Washington State Ferries
144-car Ferry - Washington State Ferries
Photo of MV Chimacum Sea Trial
Photo of Samish
Washington State Ferry Suquamish during sea trials
Interiors photo of Suquamish
Engine room photo of Suquamish
Tokitae superstructure being transferred on to the hull.
MV Tokitae
MV Samish