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April 10, 2019

Vigor to build two 56’ pilot boats for LA Port Pilots

The Port of Los Angeles recently awarded Vigor the contract to build two 56’ pilot boats.

February 1, 2019

Vigor selects Vancouver, Washington site for a state-of-the-art, all-aluminum fabrication facility.

Vigor has entered an agreement to take over the former home of Christensen Yachts in Vancouver, Wash. following a search for the best location to build the U.S. Army’s new landing craft, Maneuver Support Vessel (Light) or MSV(L).

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January 29, 2019

U.S. Navy Awards Vigor Drydocking Contract for Littoral Combat Ship, USS Coronado

This month the U.S. Navy awarded the contract to execute the Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) for the USS Coronado (LCS-4) to Vigor. Work will be performed at Vigor’s Portland shipyard.

January 24, 2019

Jacqueline (Jackie) O’Brien joins Vigor as EVP of Strategy and Business Development

Vigor is pleased to announce the addition of Jackie O’Brien to Vigor’s leadership team.

January 23, 2019

Vigor Awarded $7.3 million contract for US Coast Guard Cutter Healy maintenance

In early January, the US Coast Guard’s most technology advanced polar icebreaker arrived at Vigor’s Seattle, Washington shipyard for maintenance.

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July 26, 2018

Vigor delivers Suquamish to WSF

A new vessel has joined the state ferry fleet. On Thursday, July 26, Washington State Ferries officially accepted the Suquamish from ship builder Vigor.

Photograph of Argo Ferry arriving in San Francisco

July 11, 2018

Vigor delivers third Hydrus class 400 passenger ferry to WETA

Vigor recently delivered Argo, the third of four all aluminum, 400 passenger ferries to the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) in San Francisco, California.

May 14, 2018

Vigor adds $42.2 million contract award for USS Sampson repairs and alterations.

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $42.2 million dollar contract to Vigor for repairs and changes to the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson.

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May 2, 2018

R/V Thomas G. Thompson is back in service

Vigor Seattle recently completed a mid-life refit of the research vessel Thomas G. Thompson owned by the US Navy and operated by the University of Washington.

April 13, 2018

Two industry leaders join the Vigor team

Vigor is pleased to welcome two well-known names in the maritime industry to its team, Bill Blount and Richard McCreary.