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    Aquatic fiberglass tank assembly

    Platypus Marine got the opportunity to do something a little different in the assembly of fiberglass rearing tanks for the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, WA. The tanks will be used to raise and nurture a variety of sea creatures, including two juvenile spotted … Continue reading

    Surfbird – Awlgrip Paint Job

    ‘Surfbird’ is a 115′ foot Steel luxury expedition yacht built by B&B Boat Builders that Platypus has had the pleasure of seeing visit several times. During her 6-week stay in the 200’ long, heated “Commander Building”, we performed hull and second … Continue reading

    Karen Evich – Full Paint

    Karen Evich is a 58’ steel fishing vessel that was hauled out for repairs at Pacific Northwest shipyard Platypus Marine.  While located in the indoor facility, this hardworking fishing vessel underwent a complete sandblast and full commercial paint job, using … Continue reading

    Silverado Generator Refit 2016

    Silverado generator refit 2016 – a 120-foot Willard, has been a loyal customer of Platypus Marine since 2001. She’s come to our yard a total of 21 times. While located in our indoor shipyard Facility, the following work included but was … Continue reading

    Catherine Kate – Full Paint

    Catherine Kate, 58′ Delta Fishing Vessel was hauled out of the Port Angeles Harbor for her extensive drydock period. While in our Pacific Northwest Shipyard she was sanded down and then had   multiple coats of Awlgrip applied to the … Continue reading

    Provider, Remodeled Crab Fishing Boat

    Provider, a 27 ft fishing vessel, has been a new build construction since 2013 and has gone over multiple refits at our facility.  Platypus Marine has had the pleasure to work alongside a local fisherman as we improved his continuously … Continue reading

    Puget Sound Annual Maintenance

    Puget Sound, a 74 ft Nordlund Pilot boat, was hauled out at Platypus Marine for Annual Maintenance. The Pilot boat  while located inside of our indoor shipyard facility originally came in for new anti-fouling bottom paint and zinc replacement. Work included … Continue reading

    Pacific Pride

    Pacific Pride, 50’ Kettenburg fishing vessel was hauled out at Platypus Marine for her indoor dry-dock maintenance. While located in Platypus Marine the vessel had its running gear removed, repaired and then reinstalled. In addition Platypus painters applied 1 coat … Continue reading

    Assurance

    Assurance, 60′ steel Schooner Crab/Tuna Fishing vessel was hauled out at Platypus Marine for her extended drydock period inside our indoor facility. While located in the pacific northwest shipyard, Platypus Marine painters sanded down and used owner supplied paint on the … Continue reading

    United States Army Mulberry ST 914

    United States Army Mulberry ST 914 was recently launched and put back in service, ahead of schedule and within budget. The hardworking vessel was hauled out at the Platypus Marine shipyard for an extended period and had major dry dock … Continue reading

    Qualay Squallum – Overhaul

    Qualay Squallum – Overhaul,  58′ Jensen Fishing Vessel was hauled out at Platypus Marine Inc for its extended drydock period.  While located in our indoor shipyard facility, the knowledgeable and experienced captain had the following work completed by his crew and … Continue reading

    United States Army Schoharie ST 905

    United States Army Schoharie ST 905 was recently launched and put back in service, ahead of schedule and within budget. She was hauled out at the Platypus Marine shipyard for an extended period and had major dry dock repairs performed. … Continue reading

    Grand Slam – Veneer Repairs

    Grand Slam – Veneer Repairs , a 65’ Fleming M/Y was hauled out at Pacific Northwest Shipyard for extensive repairs and maintenance. The knowledgeable and experienced captain directed Platypus Marine technicians to have the following work including the servicing and … Continue reading

    Celeste Update #5!

    We last wrote from Kodiak, a wonderful town where we met a lot of very friendly people. As well as completing necessary chores like laundry, internet, fuel, and groceries, we had fun hiking the hill behind town. We really fell … Continue reading

    USN YC-1636 – Complete Overhaul

    USN YC-1636 , a 110′ barge was hauled out at Pacific Northwest Shipyard for an extensive dry dock period. Platypus Marine Workers removed wildlife growth, rubber fenders and expired zinc anodes to prepare for exterior sandblasting. During the same time frame, … Continue reading

    USN Logistical Escape Trunks 2016

    USN Logistical Escape Trunks 2016 –  were transported into Platypus Marine Shipyard for their restoration. The L.E.T’s were sandblasted from top to bottom along with having its old hardware replaced with its stainless steel counterparts. Platypus Marine Technicians also fabricated and installed … Continue reading

    USCG WAHOO

    USCG WAHOO – The 87’ United States Coast Guard Cutter “WAHOO” was recently launched and put back in service, ahead of Schedule and within budget. She was hauled out at the Platypus Marine shipyard for an extended period and had major … Continue reading

    Motega – Routine Maintenance

    Motega – Routine Maintenance, of Arrow Launch Services was hauled out at Platypus Marine for extensive drydocking services. while located in the Pacific Northwest Shipyard her knowledgeable and experienced owner had routine maintenance completed during her short visit of two weeks. We … Continue reading

    USCG Osprey

    Osprey is a USCG cutter that was hauled out at Platypus Marine for an extensive overhaul. While dry-docked in Port Angeles the Hardworking vessel had the following repairs included but were no limited to the amount of work accomplished. The … Continue reading

    Pastime – Bow Thruster Installation

    The 100′ Jones/Goodell luxury motor yacht, Pastime, was recently hauled out at the Pacific Northwest Shipyard, Platypus Marine, in Port Angeles Washington. Although, other maintenance and repair items were address, the primary focus of this visit was to evaluate the aging … Continue reading