Bel-Aire Shipyard, North Vancouver BC

Most recent update: February 5, 2015.


Bel-Aire Shipyard was founded by George Fryatt in 1956.  Initially, it was at the north end of Cardero Street, in Vancouver's Coal Harbour, on the site previously occupied by A. Linton & Co., next door to W. R. Menchion's shipyard.  In 1963, Fryatt moved the company to a larger site, in North Vancouver, on the west side of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge, where ABD Boats is today: see it from the air on Google here.  Bel-Aire Shipyard closed in 1986 and ABD began operations in 1987, carrying on Bel-Aire's hull numbering sequence.  In the table below, note that Bel-Aire started their hull numbering at 101 and numbered all contracts in a single sequence, including not only new construction projects but also repair and industrial work: as a result, there are many gaps in the table.  If anyone can add to or correct the data presented in the table below, please send your input to me at timcolton@aol.com 

Hull #
O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Built Disposition
Built in Coal Harbour
101     Frank MacNichol 24' yacht   1956  
        12' rowboat     40 boats
        16' speed boat     8 boats
      Dept. of Transport 24' lifeboat     2 boats
      Lyttle Bros. Ltd. 24' yacht      
        26' cruiser      
  310377 Whiplash W. Neville Yacht 14 1958  
  312041 Pamper II P. Wilson Yacht 14 1959 Later Mariah Sea
  312059 Seal Rock  Dept. of Fisheries Patrol Vessel  24 1959 Later Seal Rock I, now Seal Rock
  312849 Tsowam National Harbours Board Patrol Vessel  9 1960  
  313668 Comet III Mercury Water Taxi Ltd Water Taxi 1 1960  
  313725 Glenys Mary John A. Stuart Yacht 14 1960  
125 313754 Beaver Rock Dept. of Fisheries Patrol Vessel  31 1961 Later 1997-14, now Tlingit Princes (USA ON 1072383)
126 313779 Pillar Rock Dept. of Fisheries Patrol Vessel  31 1961 Later Pillar Mist, now Pillar Rock
  313240 Miss Harriet J. N. Tubb Trawler 14 1962 Active
  319743 Moodyville Moodyville Mill Owners Boomboat 2 1963 Later Zory
  319510 Thrasher Rock Dept. of Fisheries Patrol Vessel  17 1963  
130 320205 Lawrence L Lyttle Bros. Ltd. Tug 88 1963 Now North Arm Voyager
  320275 Barbie L IV L. & K. Lumber Ltd. Boomboat 3 1963  
  320291 Barbie L V L. & K. Lumber Ltd. Boomboat 3 1963  
  178829 Ocean Comet Georgia Shipping Ltd. Repowering of Tug 60 1963 Former US tug Jorgie, later Mount Coment
134 327208 Omega Mercury Ventures Ltd. Ketch 17 1965  
  322368 Cat Boomer Finning Tractor Ltd Tug 3 1964 Active
  322497 Mercury VIII Mercury Marine Services Water Taxi 5 1964  
  322951 Island Boomer Island Tug & Barge Co. Ltd. Boomboat 3 1964  
  326519 Bronco Earl's Cove Logging Co. Boomboat 3 1964  
  325552 Sea Mark V N. J. Jewitt Boomboat 3 1965  
Built in North Vancouver
  323234 Gale L Lyttle Bros. ltd. Tug 6 1964 Now Bold Bluff
  322502 Northcoaster West Coast Towing Tug 16 1964 Active
  325271 Barbie L VIII L. & K. Lumber Ltd. Boomboat 3 1965  
148 325582 Viking Monarch Viking Tugboat Co. Ltd Tug 68 1965 Active
  329572 W.W. XV Weldood of Canada Ltd. Boomboat 3 1965  
150 323282 Tasu No. 2 Wesfrob Mines Ltd. Barge 223 1965 Active
152A 323846 Island Tug 150 Island Tug & Barge Co. Ltd. Barge 2,188 1965 Now Seaspan 610
152B 323856 Island Tug 151 Island Tug & Barge Co. Ltd. Barge 2,188 1965 Now Seaspan 611
  none L.C. 12 B.C. Hydro Scow   1965  
  none L.C. 13 B.C. Hydro Scow   1965  
  326583 Barbara L. III L. & K. Lumber Ltd. Tug 8 1966 Active
156 323871 Island Tug 91 Island Tug & Barge Co. Ltd. Barge 719 1966  
157 327064 Island Tug 92 Island Tug & Barge Co. Ltd. Barge 719 1966 Later Seaspan 381, now Vicwest II
158 327071 Island Tug 93 Island Tug & Barge Co. Ltd. Barge 719 1966 Now Seaspan 382
159 327083 Island Tug 119 Island Tug & Barge Co. Ltd. Barge 830 1966 Now Seaspan 439
160 327087 Island Tug 120 Island Tug & Barge Co. Ltd. Barge 823 1966 Now Seaspan 440
161 327090 Island Tug 121 Island Tug & Barge Co. Ltd. Barge 824 1966 Now Seaspan 441
  327089 Island Boomer III Island Tug & Barge Co. Ltd. Boomboat 3 1966 Active
  327264 Annex Reeves MacDonald Mines Landing Craft 12 1966  
  327932 Cutter Rock Dept of Fisheries Wood Patrol Boat 36 1967 Active
167 328912 Evco No. 3 Evans Coleman & Evans Barge 1,037 1967 Active
168 328290 Island Tug 124 Island Tug & Barge Co Barge 819 1967 Later Seaspan 444, now W.M.S. 2
169 328300 Island Tug 125 Island Tug & Barge Co Barge 819 1967 Now Seaspan 445
170 328306 Island Tug 126 Island Tug & Barge Co Barge 819 1967 Now Seaspan 446
171 328311 Island Tug 127 Island Tug & Barge Co Barge 819 1967 Now Seaspan 447
172-175              
176 328898 M.M.S. No. 1 Mercury Marine Services Barge 22 1967 Now MLT-1
177 328936 Bute No. 5 Saul Miller Barge 757 1967 Active
178A 329422 Bentley Rock Doug Bentley Troller 14 1968 Now Mar-Toy
178B 328985 Pat T. II John N. Tubb Troller 14 1968 Now Windchime
179 329453 Barbie L IX L. & K. Lumber Ltd. Boomboat 3 1968  
180 328976 V.T. No. 180 Vancouver Tug Boat Co Barge 868 1968 Later Seaspan 452, now Beside The Point
181 329410 V.T. No. 181 Vancouver Tug Boat Co Barge 868 1968 Later Seaspan 453, now FRPD No. 7
182 329486 V.T. No. 182 Vancouver Tug Boat Co Barge 868 1968 Now Seaspan 454
183 329464 Portage BC Hydro & Power Auth. Barge 115 1968 Active
184 330380 Bel-Aire No. 1 Bel-Aire Shipyards Ltd. Barge 118 1968 Later S.N. No. 1
185 329605 Evco No. 15 Lehigh Hanson Materials Barge 1,539 1969 Active
186 331847 Island Valiant Island Tug & Barge Co. Ltd. Tug 110 1969 Now Seaspan Valiant
187 331108 Evco No. 90 Lehigh Hanson Materials Barge 1,710 1969 Active
188 331288 Evco No. 91 Lehigh Hanson Materials Barge 2,184 1969 Active
189 331865 Evco No. 92 Lehigh Hanson Materials Barge 1,711 1969 Active
190 330852 Arctic Circle No. 1 Kaps Transport Ltd. Tug 168 1969  
191 331229 Island Victor Island Tug & Barge Co. Ltd. Tug 110 1970 Now Seaspan Victor
192 331205 Peace Carrier Peace Navigation   215 1969  
193              
194 331945 B.A.M. No. 1 Bel-Aire Mackenzie Ltd. Barge 215 1970 Active
195 331947 Bel-Aire Lift Bel-Aire Mackenzie Ltd. Dry-Dock 222 1970 Later Seaspan Drydock No. 1
196 331946 Bel-Aire Beaver Bel-Aire Mackenzie Ltd. Boomboat 3 1970 Active
197 331770 Peace Logger Terminal Forest Products Barge 98 1970 Active
198-200              
  330380 S.N. No. 1  Egmont Towing & Salvage Barge   1970 Lengthening of Bel-Aire No. 1 (hull 184)
201A 331768 Peace Boomer No. 8 Peace Navigation Boomboat 5 1970 Active
201B 331769 Peace Boomer No. 9 Peace Navigation Boomboat 5 1970 Active
202-203              
204 344689 G. of G. 501 Gulf of Georgia Towing Co.  Barge 1,624 1970 Later NA 195, now Hodder 195
  344735 Vic Ingraham Northern Transportation River Tug 711 1970 Deckhouse only
206A 331130 Federal Arctic No. 1 Federal Com & Nav Co Landing Craft 14 1970  
206B 331131 Federal Arctic No. 2 Federal Com & Nav Co Landing Craft 14 1970  
207              
208A 345227 Fir Bel-Aire Shipyards Ltd. Boomboat 3 1971 Now Barbie L XII
208B 345228 Pine Bel-Aire Shipyards Ltd. Boomboat 3 1971 Active
208C 345229 Cedar Bel-Aire Shipyards Ltd. Boomboat 3 1971 Active
209B 330397 Hudson Handler Int'l Hydrodynamics Submersible Tender 343 1970 Assembled in Churchill MB
210              
211 345247 Bel-Aire No. 3 Bel-Aire Shipyards Ltd. Barge 213 1971 Later L & K V, now H.I.R.E. I
212 391815 Angelglow Arnold Lehn Wood Ketch 11  1979 Not completed until 1979
213-216              
217   Tlingit Richard Stewart Launch 11  1971 Sold (USA ON 1028312),  laid up 2009 in Riverside CA
218 345601 N.W.D. 203 North Western Dredging Barge 396 1971 Now Miller 203
219-221              
222A 346416 Janie B Federal Com & Nav Co OSV 885 1972 Later George E. Darby, 601, Rambo, Ocean Project, now Unibamba (Peru)
222B 346417 Cathy B Nordic Offshore Services OSV 885 1972 Later SeaFed Margaree, 956, Chunghwa III, now Rotam I (Honduras)
223-229              
230a 347879 Hudson Service Offshore Marine Int'l. AHTS 877 1973 Later Jackman, 602, Pamar Salvor, now Martha Eugenia (U.S.A.)
230b 347880 Baffin Service Offshore Marine Int'l. AHTS 877 1973 Later Grenfell, 601, Geosearch, Pearl Horizon, Odyssea Voyager (U.S.A.), burnt and CTL 2006
232   Captain Teach Richard Stewart Yacht   1974  
233 348505 Pandora II Christensen Canadian Ent Diving Support 1,378 1974 Later Jean Francois de la Perouse, Ocean Voyager (U.K.), foundered 2002
    Lady Colleen II Californian Owner Yacht   1974  
235 347536 Kakisa Northern Transportation Tug 204 1973 Active
236-237              
238A 348506 Strom Bay Canadian Fishing Co Barge 115 1974 Active
238B 348507 Oval Bay Canadian Fishing Co Barge 115 1974 Active
239A Panama Ambassador Service Offshore Marine Int'l. AHTS 497 1975 Later Selat Pride, Seabulk Persistence, Neptune Persistence, now MISR Gulf XII (Egypt)
239B Panama Sovereign Service Offshore Marine Int'l. AHTS 497 1975 Later June T, now Marianas Voyager (Guam)
240A Panama Statesman Service Offshore Marine Int'l. AHTS 497 1975 Later Viva (India), scrapped 2014
240B Panama Dominion Service Offshore Marine Int'l. AHTS 497 1975 Active (U.S.A.)
241A 368699 Homa Bay Canadian Fishing Co Barge 115 1974 Active
241B 368700 Naas Bay Canadian Fishing Co Barge 115 1974 Active
242-245              
246 356755 Seaspan Regent Seaspan International Tug 568 1976 Active
247-257              
258 371232 Dillingham No. 255 Dillingham Corporation Barge 72 1976 Now Delcat 255
259-261              
262 371657 BP 1026 BC Dept. of Highways Dry-Dock 396 1976 Active
263              
264 371214 Muchalat Chief Tahsis Co. Ltd. Tug 9 1976 Outfitting only, now Sunderland Chief
  323681 Leroy & Barry Pacifc Sunrise Fishing Co. Seiner 126 1977 Conversion, later Hope Bay, capsized 2004 and lost 
265-267              
268 383282 Charles H. Cates VII C. H. Cates & Sons Ltd. Tug 68 1977 Active
269 383412 Hamilton Baillie Chemanius Towing  Tug 120 1977 Now Island Defender
270 383486 Intrepid No. 1 T. Mosley Seiner 96 1978 Active
271 368390 Arctic Surveyor Arctic Transportation Co. Research Vessel 736 1978 Later Blain McKeil, Geomariner 1, now Geo Mariner
272 391885 Charles H. Cates V C. H. Cates & Sons Ltd. Tug 68 1979 Active
273-277              
278A Brazil Satro 21 SATRO OSV 796 1980 Scrapped 2011
278B Brazil Satro 23 SATRO OSV 796 1980 Scrapped 2011
279              
280 391840 Pelagic No. 1 Pelagic Transport Ltd Barge 369 1978 Later RDV-Keetu, now Penphrase
281 Mexico Coinseco Alfa Atunera Coinseca Trawler 1,773 1982 Now Azteca 3
282 Mexico Coinseco Beta Atunera Coinseca Trawler 1,773 1982 Later Marisa Z., now Azteca 7
283 393502 Jeanna Marie J. E. Farrington Trawler 218 1979 Active
284 392924 Canmar Supplier 8 Dome Petroleum Ltd Landing Craft 1,256 1979 Later Couteau Supplier, Birchy 1, now Cristina Express (Venezuela)
285              
286 371657 B.P. 1026  BC Dept. of Highways Dry-Dock 913 1980 Conversion and lengthening
287              
288 800076 P. B. 12 Marine Petrobulk Tank Barge 759 1981 Active
289-297              
  188246 Banksland Surveyor Nortran Offshore Ltd Survey Vessel 640 1982 Conversion, now Salmon Seeker
  800993 Canmar Tugger II Dome Petroleum Ltd Tug 651 1982 Conversion
300 800199 Warrior LaFarge Canada Barge 2,683 1981 Active
301 802332 Placentia Bay Husky Oil Co. AHTS 2,769 1983 Later Maersk Placentia, Maersk Shipper, Maersk Placentia, now Storm Express (Denmark)
302 804457 John P. Tully Canadian Govt. Research Vessel 2,198 1985 Active