News by Year
May 2, 2018
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
Vigor is pleased to welcome two well-known names in the maritime industry to its team, Bill Blount and Richard McCreary.
January 31, 2018
Some 7,000 miles separates Ireland and Hawaii but, as island peoples, both have always looked to their respective oceans for resources, inspiration and opportunity.
October 2, 2017
Vigor wins award to build the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Support Vessel (Light), MSV(L), a new generation of landing craft for U.S. Army.
In a highly competitive bid process, the U.S. Army has chosen the Vigor design for its new generation of landing craft.
August 15, 2017
Superstructure for new Washington State ferry Suquamish to set sail Wednesday from Tacoma to Seattle
About a year before its scheduled official launch as the newest member of Washington State Ferries’ fleet, the superstructure of the 144-car ferry Suquamish will move by barge from Jesse Co.’s fabrication facility near the Port of Tacoma to Vigor’s Harbor Island Shipyard in Seattle.
July 6, 2017
Vigor has begun construction of a fifth 45’ Response Boat - Medium C (RB-M C) for its long-time customer, the New York Police Department Harbor Unit.
June 20, 2017
Vigor launches most significant refrigerated liquefied gas carrier built in the United States in decades
Vigor recently launched The Harvest, the first complex liquefied ammonia transport barge built in the United States for Jones Act trade since 1982.
April 17, 2017
Building on its ongoing investments in critical infrastructure and fulfilling a promise to customers to expand West Coast drydock capacity, Vigor has entered into an agreement to purchase a drydock from a Korean seller.
April 7, 2017
The newest state ferry, Chimacum, joined the state fleet today, Friday, April 7, as Washington State Ferries officially accepted the vessel from builder/contractor Vigor.
February 24, 2017
Vigor was recently awarded the contract to build two additional all-aluminum, 400 passenger ferries for WETA (the Water Emergency Transportation Authority) in San Francisco, CA.