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    Celeste update #1!

    Traversing the Bering Sea in a Sailboat By Ellen Massey Leonard After our arrival in Dutch Harbor on June 13, we set to work on all the projects needed to make our sailboat Celeste absolutely ready for the Arctic voyaging … Continue reading

    Eclipse – Replacement Caulking

    Eclipse – Replacement Caulking – Eclipse, a 72’ wood schooner, out of Astoria Oregon, was recently hauled out for some replacement caulking done the old fashioned way specialty of Platypus Marine. She also received a fresh coat of bottom paint … Continue reading

    Celeste reaches the Chukchi Sea

    Dear friends, We last wrote from Nome, just south of the Bering Strait and a milestone as our most northerly port in the Bering Sea.  We’ve now crossed the Arctic Circle and are in the Chukchi Sea!  We’re currently anchored … Continue reading

    ‘Boats Afloat show’ 2015!

    Platypus Marine would like for you to know Seattle’s 37th annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show is currently underway. The Show continues through Sunday, September 20th, 2015. This is the largest floating boat show on the west coast! From trawlers … Continue reading

    F/V Freedom – Sponsoning

    F/V Freedom undergoing major refit and sponsoning at Platypus Marine F/V Freedom Freedom, out of Petersburg Alaska, operates primarily as a salmon seiner and contract tender. A 53’ Delta, she was built in Seattle by Delta Marine Industries in 1980. … Continue reading

    F/V Pegasus – New Installations

    Pegasus, a 38′ Fiberglass single screw Fishing Vessel, Was hauled out at Pacific Northwest Shipyard Platypus Marine for repairs. A new deck hatch and Pilot house windows were installed as well has some structural reinforcement for the new mast. Pegasus is … Continue reading

    Qually Squallum – Switching Seasons

    Qually Squallum – Switching Seasons ,  58′ Jensen Fishing Vessel was hauled out at Platypus Marine Inc. to rotate from fishing gear to crabbing gear. The vessel also went through some minor metal repair work. The project was done both … Continue reading

    USN SWATH Catamaran

    USN SWATH Catamaran – Platypus Marine recently dry-docked the 40’ NAVY Survey Vessel MHS-1. During the dry-dock period, the aluminum SWATH catamaran underwent corrosion repairs to the hull, including a repainting of the topsides. The underwater body was painted with … Continue reading

    Celeste goes to Dutch Harbor!

        We’re back on Celeste and getting ready for another summer’s adventure in the far north! After a week’s travel from Switzerland we arrived in Dutch Harbor, in the Aleutian Islands, on June 13. We’d planned to give ourselves … Continue reading

    Pacific Raider – Bulb Bow Instillation

    The 50’ Intruder, built by Commercial Fiberglass, Inc., out of Friday Harbor WA, recently was dry docked at Platypus Marine. Aside from routine maintenance items, Intruder’s knowledgeable owner, had Platypus install one of their composite bulbous bows, to increase operational … Continue reading

    Intruder – Structural Deck Repairs

    The 58’ Fishing Vessel Intruder, out of Friday Harbor, recently underwent structural repair at Platypus Marine. Her experienced and knowledgeable owner, wanting to keep his vessel in the best of condition at all times, brought Intruder in to have Platypus … Continue reading

    USCG 47288

    USCG 47288 – The United States Coast Guard’s 47’ Motor Life Boat 47288 was recently haul out at Platypus Marine to perform fuel tank repairs. Even though this was an unscheduled event, Platypus Marine and was able to effect repairs … Continue reading

    Warrior Arrow Launch

    Warrior Arrow Launch , 56’ Steel Landing Craft was hauled out at Platypus Marine to facilitate repairs.  She was also bottom painted ,had new zincs installed and had rust removed from her Hull. The Warrior is now back to her duties … Continue reading

    Sally Fox Ferry – Prop Inspection

    Sally fox, a 110 foot aluminum catamaran, was recently hauled out at Platypus Marine. She is a new build, high speed, catamaran water taxi built for King County. She was dry-docked to allow technicians to perform propeller and drive-train optimization projects … Continue reading

    Mixer – Anti-fouling Paint

    Mixer, a 106’ Nordland Luxury Motor Yacht, based out of Port Angeles, Boat Haven Marina, was recently hauled out at Platypus Marine Shipyard. During her dry-dock period, she received two coats of Shark Skin anti-fouling paint and her zincs were … Continue reading

    Celeste II – Drawn to Adventure

    Drawn to the Adventures of the sea, Ellen and Seth have decided to embark on a voyage through the Artic Passage in Alaska. They have both been sailing since they were young and also love sharing their love for Adventure, … Continue reading

    SkyeTyme – ABS Re-certification

    The 130′ Christensen Luxury Motoryacht, SkyeTyme, was recently dry-docked at Platypus Marine. While inside our heated Commander building she underwent her 5 year ABS inspection and re-certification. Also, her shafts and props and starboard stabilizer fin were pulled for servicing. … Continue reading

    Viking Spirit – Classic McQueen

    Viking Spirit, a classic 72′ McQueen Motor Yacht was hauled out at Platypus Marine recently. While dry docked in our indoor facility, she received necessary machinery and hull repairs. Followed with an Awlgrip paint systems, topside re-finishing. She also had fresh … Continue reading

    USCG 64111 – Deck Reconditioning

    The United States Coast Guard’s 64′ Patrol vessel was recently launched from Platypus Marine Shipyard and put back in service. The vessel was hauled out for a major resurfacing and reconditioning of the main decks along with required routine maintenance. Work was … Continue reading

    Platy’s Voyage on Celeste, Part Two

    Platy’s Voyage on Celeste, Part Two – Platy after spending some time up in Alaska With Full Circle decided he needed a vacation where the sun was hot and the beaches were sandy. So Cindy and David decided to take … Continue reading