Nichols Bros. Boatbuilders, Freeland WA

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

Most recent update: July 11, 2018.


The Nichols boatyard was established by Frank Nichols in Seattle in 1964, but moved almost immediately to Freeland WA, where it is today.  It was originally called Nichols & Downing Boat Works and then Nichols & Drake Boat Works, becoming Nichols Bros. Boatbuilders in 1972, when Nichols sold the business to his sons, Matt and Archie.  The company closed in 2007, as a result of a contract dispute, but sold its assets to Ice Floe LLC and reopened in 2008.  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 Ft. Delivery

Disposition

Built by Frank Drake in Seattle

291147 Jenel John F. Downing Fishing Vessel 26 39 1963 NLD

Built by Nichols & Downing Boat Works

509395 Venus Les H. Woodward Fishing Vessel 41 44 1967 Active
510753 Jimbo Davidson Industries Tug 8 25 1967 Now Mary Anne
 598563 Recovery Brusco Tug & Barge Tug 17 36 1967 Later Cody B, now Lorelei
  516773 Betty R. Lucas Marine Tug 45 58 1968 Now Laguna
523601 Tri-K Kory L. Blake Fishing Vessel 40 50 1969 Active
524946 Lazy J Clinton J. O'Connor Fishing Vessel 26 40 1969 Active

Built by Nichols & Drake Boat Builders

532243 Vera-B Lance Lidral Fishing Vessel 16 30 1971 NLD
534109 Christian Lutheran Ass'n. Passenger 75 66 1971 Active
536737 Lancer Darwin E. Wood Fishing Vessel 17 32 1971 NLD
12 538439 Kathleen George Q. Rohrer Fishing Vessel 27 41 1972 Active
13    
14 539272 Silver Surfer II Floyd O. Hill Fishing Vessel 11 27 1972 Inactive
15 546755 Eric J Jon A. Greenway Fishing Vessel 40 46 1973 NLD
16    
17 545825 Rebel Theodore I. Case Fishing Vessel 27 41 1973 Active

Built by Nichols Bros. Boatbuilders

  549280 Ingot Ingot Fisheries Fishing Vessel 57 50 1973 Active
19 548486 Elaine B Scott W. Cheney Fishing Vessel 56 50 1973 Active
20 557640 Cheri H David D. Tarabochia Yacht 58 50 1974 Now Steel Tiger
  557686 Tarka II William M. Currie Fishing Vessel 68 60 1974 Active
22 559002 Jani K Lonnie R. Chesnut Fishing Vessel 41 48 1974 Active
23    
24    
25    
557405 My Lee Jeffery C. Bowman Fishing Vessel 38 45 1974 Now Jana B
26 562772 Judi B Alaska Sable Fish Fishing Vessel 183 82 1975 Now Nordic Lady
566311 Harvester Jeremy C. Jensen Fishing Vessel 59 49 1975 Active
572129 Party Boat Lighthouse Holdings Passenger 67 59 1976 Now Spirit of 76
27    
28    
29    
30 571306 Goodtime II Argosy LP Passenger 99 77 1976 Active
31 581041 Norma H. Boyer Towing Tug 98 78 1977 Active
32    
33 582496 Captain Cook VII Langley Properties Passenger 91 91 1977 Later Endeavor, now Starlight
34 580078 Danielle Manke Lumber Tug 84 62 1976 Active
35    
585187 Lady Nina Russell Cockrum Fishing Vessel 72 49 1977 Now Viking Maid
36    
37 991467 Steller D. Foley Fishing Vessel 113 70 1978 Active
38 593217 Catalina Holiday Major Marine Tours Passenger 96 100 1977 Now Star of the Northwest
39 594261 Goodtime III Argosy LP Passenger 97 73 1978 Active
40 598365 Erla N A. O. Nordheim Fishing Vessel 180 109 Sep-78 Active
41 602229 St. Michael Fishing Vessel 187 109 Mar-79 Now Aleutian Mariner
42 608397 Neptune Nyhammer Ent. Fishing Vessel 189 109 Jul-79 Now Bristol Mariner
43 603966 Oski Blue and Gold Fleet Tour Boat 88 72 1979 Active
44 607794 Old Blue Blue and Gold Fleet Tour Boat 88 72 1979 Active
45 615355 Golden Bear Blue and Gold Fleet Tour Boat 88 72 1979 Active
46 610436 Silver Sea Fishing Vessel 191 109 Aug-79 Later Poseidon, Patricia L
47 605216 Peggy N. Washington State Tug 58 60 1979 Active
48 615154 Ellen T Taylor United Fishing Vessel 29 50 1979 Active
49 618374 Vitus Bering Fishing Vessel 189 109 Apr-80 Now Arctic Mariner
621949 Destiny Electra Cruises Passenger 90 101 1980 Active
623159 Waynehoe Seley Family Fishng Vessel 355 130 1980 Active
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53 618065 Amy Marie Steven S. McLain Fishing Vessel 15 28 1980 Active
54 619109 Chamai Naknek Barge Lines Fishing Vessel 195 111 1980 Active
55 620753 B.S.F. 140 Bering Sea Fisheries Fishing Vessel 499 140 1980 Active
56    
57 635630 Portland Shaver Transportation Tug 271 83 1981 Active
58 640130 Gun-Mar Ildhuso Fisheries Fishing Vessel 745 164 1981 Now Alaskan Defender
59 633262 Manson 59 Manson Construction Deck Barge 1,133 180 Mar-81 Active
60 636409 Manson 58 Manson Construction Deck Barge 1,133 173 Jun-81 Active
61 629675 Echo Freight 97 64 1980 NLD
62 644046 Majestic Explorer Glacier Bay Tours Overnight Cruise Boat 95 136 Mar-82 Now Sea Bird
63 648350 Great Rivers Explorer Glacier Bay Tours Overnight Cruise Boat 99 136 Sep-82 Now Sea Lion
64 650501 Woldstad Alaska DPS SAR Boat 149 108 1982 Active
65    
66 649617 Erin G McAmis Industries 19 36 1982 Now Lowren M
67 658434 Newport Manson Construction Dredge 2,519 259 Mar-83 Active
68 657702 Nunaniq Nunaniq, LLC Ferry 95 141 1983 Active
69 668665 Aku Crowley Marine Tug 143 58 1984 Active
70 674678 Chief Seattle City of Seattle 158 91 1984 Active
71   Spirit of Alderbrook Seattle Harbor Tours Fast Ferry   Aug-84 Active
72 669940 Erin G. James D. Gilmur Tug 21 42 1984 Active
73 670974 Native Son Kat TMT Corp. Fast Ferry 78 79 1984 Now American Eagle
74 676756 Admiral Hornblower Yacht Partners Passenger 96 141 1984 Active
75 673243 Ohlone Spirt TMT Corp. Fast Ferry 69 79 1984 Now Baranof Wind
76 678705 McNeil Washington State Ferry 67 59 1984 Active
77 682580 Catamarin Red and White Fleet Fast Ferry 96 86 May-85 Now Encinal
78 684714 Gold Rush Glacier Bay Tours Fast Ferry 99 86 Sep-85 Now Spirit of Adventure
79 693273 Glacier Express Robert Giersdorf Fast Ferry 87 86 1985 Active
80 696068 Sea Port Manson Construction Dump Barge 2,051 207 Jan-86 Active
81 697964 Executive Explorer Glacier Bay Tours Fast Ferry 490 96 Jun-86 Now Alaskan Dream
82 913295 Discovery III Alaska Riverways Passenger 93 132 1987 Active
83 902663 Dolphin Red and White Fleet Fast Ferry 96 86 Aug-86 Now Zelinsky
84 907138 Klondike Express D & G Marine Fast Ferry 97 97 1986 Now Cat Express
85 938740 Tole Mour Guided Discoveries School Ship 230 115 Oct-88 Active
86 922110 Mystique Deep Blue Ltd Crew Boat 107 75 1987 Now Observer II
87 932762 Jera (FB 816) U.S. Army Fast Ferry 60 72 Apr-88 Now Rachel Marie
88 929166 Catalina Flyer Catalina Cruises Fast Ferry 93 115 May-88 Active
89 946920 Nantucket Spray Metro Marine Express Fast Ferry 99 110 Mar-89 Now SeaJet I
90 938518 Jelang (FB 817) U.S. Army Fast Ferry 60 72 Oct-88 Now Melissa Ann
91 951714 Martin Pena Port of Puerto Rico Fast Ferry 87 75 Aug-89 Active
92 954592 Amelia Port of Puerto Rico Fast Ferry 87 75 Nov-89 Active
93 956427 Covadonga Port of Puerto Rico Fast Ferry 87 75 Dec-89 Active
94 958725 San Geronimo Port of Puerto Rico Fast Ferry 87 75 Mar-89 Active
95 959501 Viejo San Juan Port of Puerto Rico Fast Ferry 87 75 May-89 Active
96 961359 Cristobal Colon Port of Puerto Rico Fast Ferry 87 75 Jun-89 Active
97 956275 Herron Islander HMC Management Ferry 99 65 1989 Now Charlie Wells
98    
99 971235 San Francisco Spirit Signature Hospitality Excursion Boat 98 137 1991 Active
100 977138 Silver Eagle JAB America Excursion Boat 96 185 1991 Later Suncruz VIII, now Hornblower Infinity
101 980979 Star of Honolulu Paradise Cruises Excursion Boat 99 192 1992 Active
102 985467 Super Emerald T-5 Corp. Passenger 74 64 1992 Active
103    
104    
105 989632 Kona Aggressor II Alaska Dive Boats Fast Ferry 134 70 Dec-92 Active
106 1130416 Cloud Ten Martin Automatic Passenger Barge 1,025 115 May-02 Active
107 1023545 Christine Anderson Pierce County Ferry 96 200 1994 Active
108 1020550 Bay Breeze Harbor Bay Maritime Fast Ferry 207 89 May-94 Active
109 1027166 Palau Aggressor II Alaska Dive Boats Fast Ferry 251 87 Nov-94 Active
110 1033572 Queen of the West American West SB Inland Cruise Ship 92 221 1995 Active
111 1028597 Escort Eagle D. & V. Boats Tug 381 109 Nov-95 Later Pacific Spirit, now Brian T
112    
113    
114 1042228 Northport Manson Construction Dump Barge 890 176 May-96 Active
115 1042229 Eastport Manson Construction Dump Barge 890 176 May-96 Active
116 1045212 Protector Crowley Marine Tug 601 113 Dec-96 Active
117 1045213 Guard Crowley Marine Tug 601 113 Mar-97 Active
118-125    
  Fiji Aggressor Alaska Dive Boats Fast Ferry 248 87 Mar-97 Now Tahiti Aggressor
126 1058674 Lorelei Orion Star Research Vessel 99 74 Nov-97 Active
127 1063751 Master Crowley Marine Tug 366 97 Apr-98 Active
128 1063748 Captain Crowley Marine Tug 366 97 Jul-98 Now Admiral
129 1063763 Guide Crowley Marine Tug 366 97 Oct-98 Active
130 1063760 Leader Crowley Marine Tug 366 97 Dec-98 Active
131 1063759 Scout Crowley Marine Tug 366 97 Mar-99 Active
132 1063755 Chief Crowley Marine Tug 366 97 Jul-99 Active
133 1062287 Catalina Jet Catalina Cruises Fast Ferry 87 122 1999 Active
134 1075262 Klondike Express E. B. Phillips Fast Ferry 420 117 Jun-99 Active
135    
136 1093282 Royal Argosy D B Holdings Inland Cruise Ship 1,357 172 Jun-00 Active
137    
138 1118810 Peralta City of Alameda Fast Ferry 294 107 Sep-01 Active
139 1113898 Mendocino Golden Gate Bridge Fast Ferry 462 138 Sep-01 Active
140 1172011 Jet Cat Express RGWT Fast Ferry 450 136 May-01 Active
141    
142 1140867 Empress of the North American West SB Cruise Ship 3,388 299 Aug-03 Now American Express
143 1135582 L. A. Fireboat 2 Los Angeles Fire Dept. Fire Boat 350 97 Nov-02 Active
144 na Seafighter U. S. Navy Experimental 3,293 262 1-Jul-05 Active
145    
146 1192706 Steilacoom II Pierce County Ferry 97 199 Dec-06 Active
147 1184750 Liberty American Const. Dump Barge 2,366 232 15-May-06 Active
148 1195668 Grande Luxe Seafair Expo Ship 85 197 6-Mar-07 Active
149 1199816 Valor Bay Delta Marine Tug 194 93 17-Jul-07 Active
150    
151 1205479 Vigilant Bay Delta Marine Tug 194 93 12-Dec-07 Active
152   TP III Minette Bay Tug 194 93 Dec-07 Active
Built by Ice Floe LLC, dba Nichols Bros. Boatbuilders
153 1213097 Gemini Kvichak Marine Ferry 90 112 30-Oct-08 Active
154 1213095 Pisces Kvichak Marine Ferry 90 112 23-Feb-09 Active
155 1218585 Delta Billie Bay Delta Marine Tug 194 93 26-Mar-09 Active
156 1218586 Delta Cathryn Bay Delta Marine Tug 194 93 16-Jul-09 Active
157 1215086 Scorpio Kvichak Marine Ferry 90 112 18-Nov-09 Active
158 1215087 Taurus Kvichak Marine Ferry 90 112  31-Mar-10 Active
159 na Chetzemoka Todd Shipyards Ferry 4,623 257 28-Sep-10 Superstructure only
160    
161 1225660 Real McCoy II CalTrans Ferry 98 84 2-Dec-10 Active
162 na Hornbeck Offshore PSV   Cancelled
163 na Hornbeck Offshore PSV   Cancelled
164 na Hornbeck Offshore PSV   Cancelled
165 na Hornbeck Offshore PSV   Cancelled
166 1228451 Delta Lindsey Bay Delta Marine Tug 194 93 28-Sep-10 Active
167 na Salish Todd Shipyards Ferry 4,623 257 13-Jun-11 Superstructure only
168 na Kennewick Todd Shipyards Ferry 4,623 257 28-Dec-11 Superstructure only
169  1251311 Delta Audrey Bay Delta Marine Tug 194 93 3-Jun-14 Now Veteran
170 na Tokitae Vigor Seattle Ferry 3,525 346 16-May-14 Superstructure only
171 na Samish Vigor Seattle Ferry 3,525 346 10-Apr-15 Superstructure only
172      
173 1244420 Robert Franco Harley Marine Tug 194 93 2-May-13 Active
174 1244419 Ahbra Franco Harley Marine Tug 194 93 22-Apr-13 Active
175      
176 1253443 Unalaq Bowhead Transport Landing Craft 196 147 18-Sep-14 Active
177 1251592 Oscar B Wahkiakum County Ferry 76 109 11-Feb-15 Active
178 1256369 Nancy Peterkin Kirby Ocean Tptn. ATB Tug 266 131 30-Oct-15 Active
179 1256340  Tina Pyne Kirby Ocean Tptn. ATB Tug 266 131 29-Mar-16 Active
180 1264955 Manu'Atele  Govt. of Am. Samoa Ferry 613 134 30-Nov-17 Active
181 na Chimacum Vigor Seattle Ferry 3,525 346 2016 Superstructure only
182 1274665 Abundance Savage Marine ATB Tug 760 131 27-Jun-17 Active
183 1274666 Vision Savage Marine ATB Tug 760 131 26-Apr-18 Active
184 na   Vigor Kvichak Ferry     2017 Superstructure only
185 na   Vigor Kvichak Ferry     2017 Superstructure only
186 1275585 Mount Baker Kirby Ocean Tptn. Tug 197 111 10-Jul-17 Active
187 1281024 Mount Drum Kirby Ocean Tptn. Tug 197 111 30-Nov-17 Active
188 1273675 National Geographic Quest  Lindblad Expedns. Cruise Boat 95 238 17-Jul-17 Active
189 1276955 National Geographic Venture Lindblad Expedns. Cruise Boat 95 238 2018 Building
190     Bay Delta Marine Tug     1Q19 Building