144-car Ferries

144-car Ferry - Washington State Ferries

Project Brochure

Vigor has assembled a team of leading Puget Sound shipyards to build new, large ferries for Washington State Ferries (WSF), the largest ferry system in the United States.  The Tokitae, the first of three144-car ferries, was delivered in June 2014.  The Samish was delivered in April 2015.  Vigor teams began working on the third ferry, the Chimacum, at the end of 2014 and delivery is scheduled for early 2017.

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 transit of the 1,100-ton superstructure, built at Nichols Brothers, from the barge on to the hull of the vessel.

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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
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
144-car Ferry - Washington State Ferries
Tokitae superstructure being transferred on to the hull.
MV Tokitae
MV Samish