Other Boatbuilders in British Columbia

Most recent update: July 31, 2016.


The number of tugs and other small boats built in British Columbia is legion and impossible to document fully.  As a result, this table is far from complete and it does not even include several yards, the output of which was in the hundreds of boats, for which tables are still being developed.  If anyone has any data to add, please send it to me at timcolton@aol.com

Shipbuilder Location Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Completed

Disposition

ABC Boats Vancouver   819473 Queen of Diamonds Vancouver Cruises Ferry 392 1997 Active
Allen, H. H. Vancouver     Achates   Cargo Ship 209 1908  
Armstrong Bros Victoria   172104         1940 Later Jo-Mar
Armstrong Bros Victoria   173471 General Hertzberg   Recreational 18 1941 Now Namu
Armstrong Bros Victoria   177553 Parry   Passenger Vessel 109 1942 Active
Armstrong Bros Victoria   178828 Cape Bathurst   Fishing Vessel 94 1941 Now Kornat I
Armstrong Bros Victoria     Talapus Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Craft 150 15-Nov-41  
Armstrong Bros Victoria     Kuitan Royal Canadian Navy Patrol Craft 150 2-Dec-41  
Banks Marine Ind. Parksville   393934 Donna Maria No.1   Fishing Vessel 55 1980 Now Lasqueti Fisher No.1
Banks Marine Ind. Parksville   396174 Lasqueti Steeler   Fishing Vessel 77 1980 Active
Breezedale Marine Port Moody   393879 Proud Venture   Fishing Vessel 62 1980 Active
Breezedale Marine Port Moody   395583 Providence II   Fishing Vessel 68 1980 Active
British Columbia IW Vancouver     Iskoot Klondyke Mining Cargo Ship 590 1898 Wrecked Grenville Channel 1898
B.C. Yacht & Boat Victoria   802619 Berens Coast Guard Lighthouse Tender 73 1921 Later f/v Lady Marjorie 1958, sank 1974
Brown, A. New Westminster     Faultless   Tug 145 1907  
Brown, R. Vancouver     Queen City   Schooner 391 1894 Sank off Beaver Cove, Vancouver Is 1920
Bulger, J.M. Nelson     Slocan Canadian Pacific Sternwheel Ferry 600 1897  
Bulger, J.M. Nelson     Ymir Canadian Pacific Tug   1899 Scuttled 1929 in Nelson
Bulger, J.M. Nelson     Procter Canadian Pacific Tug   1900 Sank 1926 in Trout Lake City
Bulger, J.M. Nelson     Valhalla Canadian Pacific Tug 153 1901 Burnt 1993
Bulger, J.M. Nelson     Slocan Canadian Pacific Passenger/Cargo 605 1905  
Bulger, J.M. Nelson     Kuskanook Canadian Pacific Passenger Ship 1,008 1906 Hulked 1931
Bulger, J.M. Okanagan Landing     Okanagan Canadian Pacific Passenger Ship 1,078 1907 Hulked 1938
Bulger, J.M. Nelson     What Shan Canadian Pacific Cargo Ship 106 1909  
Bulger, J.M. Nelson     Hosmer Canadian Pacific Cargo Ship 154 1909 Burnt 1934
Bulger, J.M. Nakusp     Bonnington Canadian Pacific Passenger Ship 1,700 1911 Hulked 1931, sold 1942
Bulger, J.M. Okanagan Landing     Castlegar  Canadian Pacific Tug 104 1911  
Bursey, Harold Port Mellon   194215 Harverdor   Yacht  10 1949 Now Crusader 
Canadian Pacific Okanagan Landing     Aberdeen Canadian Pacific Passenger Ship 554 Jun-93 Scrapped 1919
Canadian Pacific Victoria     Otter Canadian Pacific Cargo Ship 366 1900 Burnt and laid up at Malksope Inlet, Vancouver Is 1937
Cates, G.E. Vancouver     Britannia Terminal S.S.Co Cargo Ship 326 1902 Scrapped 1926
Cates, G.E. Vancouver     Cascade   Cargo Ship 119 1902  
Cefer Designs Richmond   820954 Seaborne II Sturgeon's Dvlpmt. Ferry 2,371 1985 Active
Central Interior Barging Prince George   812703 Babine Charger Babine Forest Prods Ferry 1,201 1993 Active
Central Interior Barging Prince George   812712 Williston Transporter Canadian FP Ferry 4,252 1994 Active
Centre SY Victoria   368895 Sun Maiden   Fishing Vessel 148 1974 Active
Centre SY Victoria   368913 Westerly   Fishing Vessel 50 1975 Active
Centre SY Victoria   368933 Karibendale C   Fishing Vessel 52 1975 Now Miss Crewe
Cholberg Victoria     Washington A/S Wood Schooner 976 Aug-19 Later Cynthia 1923, Valborg 1923, Margareta 1947, foundered 1950
Cholberg SY Victoria     Vancouver A/S Wood Schooner 988 Oct-19 Later Margaret F. Sterling 1925, Trade Wind 1937, sold 1941 at Tokyo
Conner, Arthur Ganges   807733 Pacifica   Fishing Vessel 87 1988 Active
Cowichan Welding Duncan   812608 Royal Fisher   Fishing Vessel 71 1990 Now Lasqueti Titan
Dame New Westminster     Armac   Cargo Ship 136 Sep-27  
Fergusson, O.C. Vancouver   384011 Vampy No. 1   Fishing Vessel 130 1978 Active
Fergusson, O.C. Vancouver   809178 Pacific Venture I   Fishing Vessel 51 1987 Active
Fergusson, O.C. Vancouver   809200 Krista Gail   Fishing Vessel   1987 Closed
Frostad BW Delta   369209 Carmanah No. 1   Fishing Vessel 83 1974 Active
Frostad BW Delta   348878 Nucleus   Fishing Vessel 87 1974 Active
Frostad BW Delta   369500 Karenora   Fishing Vessel 80 1975 Now Ocean Venture
Frostad BW Delta   369631 R. M. Nelson   Fishing Vessel 58 1975 Now Haida Shadows
Granville I. BY Vancouver   816799 Destiny I Accent Cruises Ferry 196 1993 Active
Halliday Marine Nanaimo   344912 Strider King   Fishing Vessel 50 1971 Active
Halliday Marine Nanaimo   346230 Ocean Aggressor   Fishing Vessel 96 1972 Active
Halliday Marine Nanaimo   347452 Viking Leader   Fishing Vessel 66 1973 Active
Harbour SY Vancouver     Mermaid II   Trawler 106 1943  
Kickham, T.J. Vancouver     Le Roi   Cargo Ship 196 1905  
Kootenay Ferry Nelson     Osprey 2000   Ferry 1,780 2000  
Lasqueti Fishing Lasqueti I.   811864 Lasqueti Storm   Fishing Vessel 86 1989 Active
Leader Marine Vancouver   391883 Leader IV   Fishing Vessel 98 1978 Active
Mann, Ronald Qualicum   383889 Osprey No. 1   Fishing Vessel 78 1978 Now Point Made
Marlin Marine Vancouver   384100 Steadfast   Fishing Vessel 82 1978 Closed 2000
Marlin Marine Vancouver   391315 Elora Jane   Fishing Vessel 82 1978 Active
Marlin Marine Vancouver   391878 Pacific Spray   Fishing Vessel 103 1979 Active
Mayer Steel Boats Sidney   347783 Twin J   Fishing Vessel      
Mayer Steel Boats Sidney   371687 Jenolet   Fishing Vessel 62 1977 Now Steer Clear
Mayer Steel Boats Sidney   383375 Rebecca Lor   Fishing Vessel 49 1977 Active
Mayer Steel Boats Sidney   391731 Pacific Banker   Fishing Vessel 53 1979 Active
Mayer Steel Boats Sidney   393600 Windjammer   Fishing Vessel 59 1979 Active
Mayer Steel Boats Sidney   393613 Sanglinay   Fishing Vessel 50 1979 Now Lasqueti Explorer
McAllister Vancouver     Alexander McAllister Bros Tug 332 1976  
McAlister, T Minstrel I   370599 Temujin   Fishing Vessel 24 1976 Active
McAlister, T Oona River   802673 Far Reach   Fishing Vessel 22 1983 Active
McAlpin & Allen Vancouver     Thistle M. Manson Cargo Ship 384 1890 Burnt off Queen Charlotte Sound, BC 1907
McAlpin & Allen Vancouver     City of Nanaimo Mainland & Nanaimo S.N.Co Passenger Ship 761 1891 Later Bowena 1912, Cheam 1920, scrapped 1926
McAlpine, C. Vancouver     Stikine Chief Stikine Nav Co Cargo Ship 847 1898 Sank in tow North Pacific 1898
McDonald, A. Vancouver     Haro   Tug 233 1910  
McDonald, A.C. Victoria     Venture N.P.Shaw Cargo Ship 812 1902 Burnt at Inverness, Skeena River 1909
McDonald, A.C. Vancouver     Commodore BC Mills Timber & Trading Tug 318 1907 Later Commodore Straits 1949, wrecked Fraser Reef, Welcome Pass BC 1955
McDougall Jenkins Vancouver     Point Ellice   Cargo Ship 163 1911  
McGregor, J. D. & W. L. Vancouver   157242 Hoaloha McGregor, J. D. & W. L. Yacht 21 1932 To US owners 1943 as Marbob (ON 244882), later Eliza, Wild Rose, now Katie Mack
McNair, D. New Westminster     Active   Tug 172 1889  
Menchions SY Vancouver         Fishing Vessel   1949 Later Western Wind
Moir, J. New Westminster     Dauntless   Cargo Ship 128 1901  
Moscrop, A. Vancouver     R. F. M.   Tug 103 1922  
Moscrop, A. Vancouver     Sea Swell   Tug 103 1922  
Nanaimo SY Nanaimo   815336 Bad News Gemini Marine Fishing Vessel 93 1993 Active
Pacific Whaling Victoria     W. Grant   Whalecatcher 103 1910  
Pardiac, August Qualicum   331030 Windward Isle   Fishing Vessel 71 1970 Active
Paterson, T.W. Victoria     Iroquois   Passenger/Cargo 195 1900 Sank off Sidney, BC 1911
Peck, W. New Westminster     Peerless   Cargo Ship 128 1904  
Pelletier Welding Port Alberni   369486 Windward Star   Fishing Vessel 59 1975 Now Pacific Aggressor
Progressive Marine New Westminster BC   805649 Researcher ISE Research Tug 128 1985 Active
Riley, Ross Nanaimo   331001 Golden Fleece   Fishing Vessel 67 1968 Now Pacific Adventure
Robertson, C.E. Vancouver     Sea Lion   Cargo Ship 218 1905  
Ross & Murphy Vancouver     Ophir   Cargo Ship 212 1907  
Schneider, Rodney Powell River   822733 Penrose   Fishing Vessel 11 2000 Active
Scoretz, Thomas N. Vancouver   313781 Haste   Fishing Vessel 46 1961 Active
Scoretz, Thomas N. Vancouver   368707 Mr. Wind   Fishing Vessel 107 1974 Active
Scott, David T. Mitchell I.   190284 Treasure Island   Fishing Vessel 50 1948  
Seaton, A.H. Arrowhead     Adam Hall   Cargo Ship 145 1904  
Seaton, A.H. New Westminster     Westham   Passenger/Cargo 199 1909  
Shore Boat Richmond     Kwawkewlth Producer   Trawler 101 1974  
Shore Boat Richmond   803553 Western Hunter   Fishing Vessel 45 1979 Now Cape George
Shore Boat Richmond 317   Pacific Destination   Trawler 120 1989  
Sikanni Oilfield Fort Nelson   368376 Arctic Eagle Arctic Navigation Tug 45 1975 Now RDV-Gator
Smith, J.M.C. Victoria     Barbara Boscowitz   Cargo Ship 338 1883 Wrecked Parson's Bay, BC, 1904
Sooke Machine Shop, Ltd. Sooke   368924 Rebel Isle   Fishing Vessel 65 1975 Active in the US (O.N. AK7148AL)
Streeper Bros. Fort Nelson   369113 J. S. Keens   Tug 119 1974 Now Coastal Destinations
Sunset SY Vancouver     Newcastle No. 6   Trawler 102 1918 Later Cape Naden
TD Marine Port Coquitlam   395563 Dan Mary No. 1   Fishing Vessel 60 1980 Active
Thompson MW Parksville   369490 Beaufort Sea   Fishing Vessel 68 1975 Active
Thompson MW Parksville   371899 Discovery Isle   Fishing Vessel 135 1977 Now Argent No. 1
Thompson MW Parksville   383873 Nimpkish Producer No. 1   Fishing Vessel 120 1978 Active
Trackey, T.H. Victoria     Czar   Tug 152 1897 Scrapped 1919
Tristar Marine Port Hammond   383470 Viking Sunrise   Fishing Vessel 91 1977 Active
Tristar Marine Port Hammond   383500 Ocean Pearl   Fishing Vessel 93 1978 Now La Porsche
Turpel Marine Victoria     Leebro Steamer Leebro Ltd Cargo Ship 323 1908 Later Salvor 1923, Island Prince 1942, M.M.C.S. Beaver 1964, scuttled 1970
Turpel Marine Victoria   130611 Olive M. Victoria Lumber Tug 124 1911 Later Sea King I 1940, wrecked 1997, salvaged and scuttled
Turpel Marine Victoria     Strath   Tug 116 1926  
Unknown Victoria   347761 Pacific Bandit   Fishing Vessel 69 1973 Sank 1995
Unknown Victoria   807705 Powak   Fishing Vessel 62 1987  
Unknown Vancouver   329340 Tiro   Fishing Vessel 70 1930  
Van's Steel Vancouver   331241 Bar-Van   Fishing Vessel 147 1969 Later Eastern Phoenix
Victoria Lumber Chemainus     Chemainus   Cargo Ship 153 1909  
Waterbridge Fab. Prince George   820154 Francois Forester Waterbridge Eqpmt. Ferry 861 2004 Active
Watson, A. Victoria     R. P. Rithet   Passenger Ship 817 1882 Later Baramba 1909
Watson, A. New Westminster     Transfer   Passenger Ship 264 1893 Scrapped 1910
Watson, A. Victoria     Port Simpson Hudson's Bay Co Passenger/Cargo 607 1908 Scrapped 1922
Westminster MR New Westminster     Columbia   Cargo Ship 106 1910  
Westminster MR New Westminster     Coaster   Cargo Ship 149 1916  
Westminster MR New Westminster     Queen   Tug 106 1914  
Westminster MR New Westminster     Robert Preston Preston Mann Towing Tug   1923 Later Johnstone Straits 1949, Prestige 1954
Westminster MR New Westminster     D. B. M.   Tug 102 1924  
Zenith Steel Richmond   347981 Delta Eagle Horizon Marine Tug 71 1973 Active
Zenith Steel Richmond   348884 Miller Langley Inlet Navigation Tug 140 1974 Now Belleisle Sound
Zenith Steel Richmond     Betty Coulter   Tug 141 1974