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Maritime

Tugboat design steering in new directions.

Tugboat design steering in new directions.

The Washington State maritime industry continues to be at the forefront of advanced vessel design. With an eye to increased maneuverability, fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprint by using fuels other than diesel, companies like Jensen Marine, Foss Maritime, Elliott Bay Design Group and others are re-engineering the tugboat for today’s demands. Washington State has […]

| December 3, 2014
Boating season sees increase for boat builders.

Boating season sees increase for boat builders.

Washington State’s maritime roots stretch back generations and today the maritime industry includes military craft, custom kayaks, luxury yachts, marine design and architecture, shipbuilding and repair and after-market products and services. In fact, 80% of all super yachts built in the U.S. are built right here in Washington.  There are over 1,100 marine related companies […]

| May 5, 2014
Hydroplanes flying with next-gen composites.

Hydroplanes flying with next-gen composites.

In the late 1940s the collaboration of an aerospace engineer, a boat builder and an auto dealer resulted in the first hydroplane flying across Lake Washington at speeds of nearly 180 mph. Then in 1950 the Slo-Mo-Shun IV captured the Gold Cup and put Washington State hydroplane racing on the map. Last year, when the Peters and […]

| April 25, 2014
Maritime has great depth in Washington State.

Maritime has great depth in Washington State.

Washington State boasts several deep water ports and a rich maritime history of innovation and craftsmanship. Today Washington’s maritime sector ranges from luxury yachts to custom kayaks, from military craft to commercial shipbuilding, and includes marine design, repair and after-market products and services. More than 28,000 skilled tradespeople, marine engineers, craftsmen and shipwrights are employed by […]

| March 28, 2014
Study says maritime industry has a $30 billion economic impact in Washington State.

Study says maritime industry has a $30 billion economic impact in Washington State.

The maritime industry in Washington State generated a total of $30 billion in direct, indirect and induced revenues in 2012 and is responsible for over 148,000 workers according to a comprehensive study commissioned by the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County with support from the […]

| November 20, 2013

Commerce names LoadStar executive Stephen Sewell to lead maritime sector economic development.

Ports veteran brings powerful record of public and private sector accomplishments to new post in state’s Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness OLYMPIA, WA – Governor Jay Inslee today welcomed Stephen Sewell to the Department of Commerce as economic development director for the state’s maritime industry sector. He introduced Sewell while participating in a roundtable […]

| October 11, 2013
Study says, Port of Tacoma ready for ultra large ships!

Study says, Port of Tacoma ready for ultra large ships!

In July, the Port of Tacoma’s Washington United Terminal was host to the largest ship ever to call in Tacoma, the Zim Djibouti, a 1,145-foot-long vessel carrying more than 10,000 container units. But the port could be seeing even larger vessels calling at its Blair Waterway terminals now that a new study has shown the […]

| September 25, 2013
Seattle sub builder looks to Boeing for composite help.

Seattle sub builder looks to Boeing for composite help.

Boeing may join forces with a small operator of deep-water submarines to develop and build an 18-foot submersible capable of diving to nearly 10,000 feet underwater. The Boeing link is that the submarine, to be called Cyclops, will be assembled around a hull of carbon fiber composites that are made in essentially the same way […]

| September 17, 2013