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Nichols Bros. Boatbuilders, Freeland WA

(formally Ice Floe LLC, dba Nichols Bros. Boatbuilders)

Most recent update: August 31, 2014.


Nichols Bros. Boatbuilders was established in 1939 as Nichols Boat Works, in Hood River OR.  The Freeland yard was started in 1964 and the Hood River yard became a repair facility, closing in 1988.  The Freeland yard closed in 2007, unable to survive a dispute over the construction of some offshore service vessels for Hornbeck, but was quickly sold and reopened.  Visit the shipyard at www.nicholsboats.com and see it from the air on Google here.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Delivery

Disposition

509395 Venus Les H. Woodward Fishing Vessel 41 1967 Active
510753 Jimbo Davidson Industries Tug 8 1967 Now Mary Anne
 598563 Recovery Brusco Tug & Barge Tug 17 1967 Now Cody B
2 516773 Betty R. Lucas Marine Tug 45 1968 Now Laguna
523601 Tri-K Kory L. Blake Fishing Vessel 40 1969 Active
524946 Lazy J Clinton J. O'Connor Fishing Vessel 26 1969 Active
532243 Vera-B Lance Lidral Fishing Vessel 16 1971 NLD
534109 Christian Lutheran Ass'n. Passenger 75 1971 Active
536737 Lancer Darwin E. Wood Fishing Vessel 17 1971 NLD
1152469 John R. Gilbert Steve Skogmo Tank Barge 80 1972 Active
12 538439 Kathleen George Q. Rohrer Fishing Vessel 27 1972 Active
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14 539272 Silver Surfer II Floyd O. Hill Fishing Vessel 11 1972 Inactive
15 546755 Eric J Jon A. Greenway Fishing Vessel 40 1973 NLD
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17 545825 Rebel Theodore I. Case Fishing Vessel 27 1973 Active
18? 549280 Ingot Ingot Fisheries Fishing Vessel 57 1973 Active
19 548486 Elaine B Scott W. Cheney Fishing Vessel 56 1973 Active
20 557640 Cheri H David D. Tarabochia Yacht 58 1974 Now Steel Tiger
21? 557686 Tarka II William M. Currie Fishing Vessel 68 1974 Active
22 559002 Jani K Lonnie R. Chesnut Fishing Vessel 41 1974 Active
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557405 My Lee Jeffery C. Bowman Fishing Vessel 38 1974 Now Jana B
26 562772 Judi B Alaska Sable Fish Fishing Vessel 183 1975 Active
566311 Harvester Jeremy C. Jensen Fishing Vessel 59 1975 Active
572129 Party Boat Lighthouse Holdings Passenger 67 1976 Now Spirit of 76
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30 571306 Goodtime II Argosy LP Passenger 99 1976 Active
31 581041 Norma H. Boyer Towing Tug 98 1977 Active
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33 582496 Captain Cook VII Langley Properties Passenger 91 1977 Now Endeavor
34 580078 Danielle Manke Lumber Tug 84 1976 Active
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585187 Lady Nina Russell Cockrum Fishing Vessel 72 1977 Now Viking Maid
36  
37 991467 Steller D. Foley Fishing Vessel 113 1978 Active
38 593217 Catalina Holiday Major Marine Tours Passenger 91 1977 Now Star of the Northwest
39 594261 Goodtime III Argosy LP Passenger 97 1978 Active
40 598365 Erla N A. O. Nordheim Fishing Vessel 180 Sep-78 Active
41 602229 St. Michael Fishing Vessel 187 Mar-79 Now Aleutian Mariner
42 608397 Neptune Nyhammer Ent. Fishing Vessel 189 Jul-79 Now Bristol Mariner
43 603966 Oski Blue and Gold Fleet Tour Boat 88 1979 Active
44 607794 Old Blue Blue and Gold Fleet Tour Boat 88 1979 Active
45 615355 Golden Bear Blue and Gold Fleet Tour Boat 88 1979 Active
46 610436 Silver Sea Fishing Vessel 191 Aug-79 Now Poseidon
47 605216 Peggy N. Washington State Tug 58 1979 Active
48 615154 Ellen T Taylor United Fishing Vessel 29 1979 Active
49 618374 Vitus Bering Fishing Vessel 189 Apr-80 Now Arctic Mariner
621949 Destiny Electra Cruises Passenger 90 1980 Active
623159 Waynehoe Seley Family Fishng Vessel 355 1980 Active
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53 618065 Amy Marie Steven S. McLain Fishing Vessel 15 1980 Active
54 619109 Chamai Naknek Barge Lines Fishing Vessel 195 1980 Active
55 620753 B.S.F. 140 Bering Sea Fisheries Fishing Vessel 499 1980 Active
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57 635630 Portland Shaver Transportation Tug 271 1981 Active
58 640130 Gun-Mar Ildhuso Fisheries Fishing Vessel 745 1981 Active
59 633262 Manson 59 Manson Construction Deck Barge 1,133 Mar-81 Active
60 636409 Manson 58 Manson Construction Deck Barge 1,133 Jun-81 Active
61 629675 Echo Freight 97 1980 NLD
62 644046 Majestic Explorer Glacier Bay Tours Overnight Cruise Boat 95 Mar-82 Now Sea Bird
63 648350 Great Rivers Explorer Glacier Bay Tours Overnight Cruise Boat 99 Sep-82 Now Sea Lion
64   Woldstad Alaska DPS SAR Boat 304 1982 Active
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66 649617 Erin G McAmis Industries 19 1982 Now Lowren M
67 658434 Newport Manson Construction Dredge 2,519 Mar-83 Active
68 657702 Nunaniq Nunaniq, LLC Ferry 95 1983 Active
69 668665 Aku Crowley Marine Tug 143 1984 Active
70 674678 Chief Seattle City of Seattle 158 1984 Active
71   Spirit of Alderbrook Seattle Harbor Tours Fast Ferry Aug-84 Active
72 669940 Erin G. James D. Gilmur Tug 21 1984 Active
73 670974 Native Son Kat TMT Corp. Fast Ferry 72 1984 Now American Eagle
74 676756 Lord Hornblower Yacht Partners Passenger 96 1984 Active
75 673243 Ohlone Spirt TMT Corp. Fast Ferry 69 1984 Now Baranof Wind
76 678705 McNeil Washington State Ferry 67 1984 Active
77 682580 Catamarin Red and White Fleet Fast Ferry 96 May-85 Now Encinal
78 684714 Gold Rush Glacier Bay Tours Fast Ferry 99 Sep-85 Now Spirit of Adventure
79 693273 Glacier Express Robert Giersdorf Fast Ferry 87 1985 Active
80 696068 Sea Port Manson Construction Dump Barge 2,051 Jan-86 Active
81 697964 Executive Explorer Glacier Bay Tours Fast Ferry 490 Jun-86 Now Alaskan Dream
82 913295 Discovery III Alaska Riverways Passenger 93 1987 Active
83 902663 Dolphin Red and White Fleet Fast Ferry 96 Aug-86 Now Zelinsky
84 907138 Klondike Express D & G Marine Fast Ferry 97 1986 Now Cat Express
85 938740 Tole Mour Guided Discoveries School Ship 230 Oct-88 Active
86 922110 Mystique Deep Blue Ltd Crew Boat 107 1987 Now Observer II
87 932762 Jera (FB 816) U.S. Army Fast Ferry 60 Apr-88 Now Rachel Marie
88 929166 Catalina Flyer Catalina Cruises Fast Ferry 93 May-88 Active
89 946920 Nantucket Spray Metro Marine Express Fast Ferry 99 Mar-89 Now SeaJet I
90 938518 Jelang (FB 817) U.S. Army Fast Ferry 60 Oct-88 Now Melissa Ann
91 951714 Martin Pena Port of Puerto Rico Fast Ferry 87 Aug-89 Active
92 954592 Amelia Port of Puerto Rico Fast Ferry 87 Nov-89 Active
93 956427 Covadonga Port of Puerto Rico Fast Ferry 87 Dec-89 Active
94 958725 San Geronimo Port of Puerto Rico Fast Ferry 87 Mar-89 Active
95 959501 Viejo San Juan Port of Puerto Rico Fast Ferry 87 May-89 Active
96 961359 Cristobal Colon Port of Puerto Rico Fast Ferry 87 Jun-89 Active
97 956275 Herron Islander HMC Management Ferry 99 1989 Now Charlie Wells
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99 971235 San Francisco Spirit Signature Hospitality Excursion Boat 98 1991 Active
100 977138 Silver Eagle JAB America Excursion Boat 96 1991 Now Suncruz VIII
101 980979 Star of Honolulu Paradise Cruises Excursion Boat 99 1992 Active
102 985467 Super Emerald T-5 Corp. Passenger 74 1992 Active
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  Jet Cat Express Catalina Cruises Fast Ferry 94 1991 Active
105 989632 Kona Aggressor II Alaska Dive Boats Fast Ferry 134 Dec-92 Active
106 1130416 Cloud X Martin Automatic Inland Cruise Ship 1,025 May-02 Active
107 1023545 Christine Anderson Pierce County Ferry 96 1994 Active
108 1020550 Bay Breeze Harbor Bay Maritime Fast Ferry 207 May-94 Active
109   Palau Aggressor II Alaska Dive Boats Fast Ferry 251 Nov-94 Active
110 1033572 Queen of the West American West SB Inland Cruise Ship 92 1995 Active
111 1028597 Escort Eagle D. & V. Boats Tug 381 Nov-95 Later Pacific Spirit, now Brian T
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114 1042228 Northport Manson Construction Dump Barge 890 May-96 Active
115 1042229 Eastport Manson Construction Dump Barge 890 May-96 Active
116 1045212 Protector Crowley Marine Tug 601 Dec-96 Active
117 1045213 Guard Crowley Marine Tug 601 Mar-97 Active
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  Fiji Aggressor Alaska Dive Boats Fast Ferry 248 Mar-97 Now Tahiti Aggressor
  Herron Islander Ferry Active
126 1058674 Lorelei Orion Star Research Vessel 130 Nov-97 Active
127 1063751 Master Crowley Marine Tug 366 Apr-98 Active
128 1063748 Captain Crowley Marine Tug 366 Jul-98 Now Admiral
129 1063763 Guide Crowley Marine Tug 366 Oct-98 Active
130 1063760 Leader Crowley Marine Tug 366 Dec-98 Active
131 1063759 Scout Crowley Marine Tug 366 Mar-99 Active
132 1063755 Chief Crowley Marine Tug 366 Jul-99 Active
133 1062287 Catalina Jet Catalina Cruises Fast Ferry 87 1999 Active
134 1075262 Klondike Express E. B. Phillips Fast Ferry 420 Jun-99 Active
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136 1093282 Royal Argosy D B Holdings Inland Cruise Ship 1,357 Jun-00 Active
137  
138 1118810 Peralta City of Alameda Fast Ferry 294 Sep-01 Active
139 1113898 Mendocino Golden Gate Bridge Fast Ferry 462 Sep-01 Active
140 1172011 Jet Cat Express RGWT Fast Ferry 450 May-01 Active
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142 1140867 Empress of the North American West SB Inland Cruise Ship 3,388 Aug-03 Active
143 1135582 L. A. Fireboat 2 Los Angeles Fire Dept. Fire Boat 350 Nov-02 Active
144   Seafighter U. S. Navy Experimental 3,293 1-Jul-05 Active
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146 1192706 Steilacoom II Pierce County Ferry 97 Dec-06 Active
147 1184750 Liberty American Const. Dump Barge 2,366 15-May-06 Active
148 1195668 Grande Luxe Seafair Exposition Ship 85 6-Mar-07 Active
149 1199816 Valor Bay Delta Marine Tug 194 17-Jul-07 Active
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151 1205479 Vigilant Bay Delta Marine Tug 194 12-Dec-07 Active
152   TP III Minette Bay Tug 194 Dec-07 Active
Built by Ice Floe LLC, dba Nichols Bros. Boatbuilders
153 1213097 Gemini Kvichak Marine Ferry 90 30-Oct-08 Active
154 1213095 Pisces Kvichak Marine Ferry 90 23-Feb-09 Active
155 1218585 Delta Billie Bay Delta Marine Tug 194 26-Mar-09 Active
156 1218586 Delta Cathryn Bay Delta Marine Tug 194 16-Jul-09 Active
157 1215086 Scorpio Kvichak Marine Ferry 90 18-Nov-09 Active
158 1215087 Taurus Kvichak Marine Ferry 90  31-Mar-10 Active
159 na Chetzemoka Todd Shipyards Ferry 4,623 28-Sep-10 Superstructure only
160  
161 1225660 Real McCoy II CalTrans Ferry 98 2-Dec-10 Active
162 Hornbeck Offshore PSV Cancelled
163 Hornbeck Offshore PSV Cancelled
164 Hornbeck Offshore PSV Cancelled
165 Hornbeck Offshore PSV Cancelled
166 1228451 Delta Lindsey Bay Delta Marine Tug 194 28-Sep-10 Active
167 na Salish Todd Shipyards Ferry 4,623 13-Jun-11 Superstructure only
168 na Kennewick Todd Shipyards Ferry 4,623 28-Dec-11 Superstructure only
169  1251311 Delta Audrey Bay Delta Marine Tug 194 3-Jun-14 Active
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173 1244420 Robert Franco Harley Marine Tug 594 2-May-13 Active
174 1244419 Ahbra Franco Harley Marine Tug 594 22-Apr-13 Active
na Tokitae Vigor Seattle Ferry 3,525 16-May-14 Superstructure only
na Samish Vigor Seattle Ferry 3,525 2014 Superstructure only
    Baydelta Maritime Tractor Tug 2014 Building
  Oscar B Wahkiakum County Ferry Feb-15 Building
    Bowhead Transport Landing Craft Summer 14 Building
    Kirby Ocean Tptn. ATB Tug 2H-15 Building
    Kirby Ocean Tptn. ATB Tug 1H-16 Building