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

  • Day Boat Alaska Class Ferries

    Day Boat Alaska Class Ferries

    Vigor is building Alaska Marine Highway System’s two newest day ferries in Alaska. The two ferries are being built by Alaskans for Alaska to serve citizens along the Lynn Canal route between Juneau, Haines and Skagway.

  • Day Boat Alaska Class Ferries

    144-car Ferries

    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.

  • 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.