Passenger Vessel Projects

Vigor teams are the go-to resource for passenger vessels in the region. Our teams work with steel and aluminum. We've built vessels ranging from 23-car ferries to 144-car ferries, along with complex vessels including catamarans and variable draft landing craft.

Click on the photos below for more information about some of our recent shipbuilding projects.

Explore Our Projects

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • Day Boat Alaska Class Ferries

    Day Boat Alaska Class Ferries

    Vigor's Ketchikan Alaska facility was contracted to build Alaska Marine Highway System’s two newest ferries. The two ferries, Tazlina and Hubbard, are the first of their kind ever built in Alaska by Alaskans. They will serve citizens along the Lynn Canal route between Juneau, Haines and Skagway. Construction of both vessels began in October 2014. Tazlina was christened in 2018 and Hubbard is nearing completion.

  • 75 Passenger Aluminum Ferry

    144-car 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. 

  • 64-car Ferries

    64-car Ferries

    M/V Chetzemoka, Salish, and Kennewick are the 6th, 7th, and 8th vessels built and assembled for Washington State Ferries at our Harbor Island yard. The three 64-car ferries designed by Elliott Bay Design Group were needed quickly to replace aging units pulled from service on essential routes.