Ice Cap Holdings, the parent company of Ice Floe, LLC, dba Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) has expanded its shipyard presence to include a service and repair facility in Everett, Wash.
Established earlier this month, the new company, Everett Ship Repair, LLC (ESR) will focus on vessel repair, maintenance and conversion with key customers including commercial operators, government agencies and military vessels.
Located at 2730 Federal Avenue in Everett, Wash., ESR is strategically located within Puget Sound, offering dry dock and pier side services for vessels under 430 feet.
ESR recently purchased the Faithful Servant, a floating dry dock formerly located in Bellingham, Wash. The 492’ x 148’ dry dock arrived in Everett on October 1 and immediately began preparations for operation. The Faithful Servant is capable of docking vessels up to 430’ in length with a beam of 110’ and maximum draft of 32’. Its lift capacity for the is 7,800 LT.
In addition to the dry dock, ESR has approximately 500’ of dockside available for in-water service and support.
Ice Cap Holdings CEO, Gavin Higgins, will manage the new sister companies, Everett Ship Repair and Nichols Brothers Boat Builders.
The expansion creates a diverse shipyard portfolio, offering NBBB’s newbuild expertise and ESR’s repair and service capabilities.
“This is a very exciting expansion” says Higgins, “ESR will mirror Nichols Brothers’ culture, values and training; and together we will offer outstanding shipbuilding from new construction to service and repair.”
NBBB will continue business as usual at its Freeland, Wash., shipyard, supporting ESR as necessary to foster success and growth. NBBB is currently busy building two new Kitsap Transit passenger-only ferries and four new Foss Maritime tractor tugs, as well as carrying out a complete rebuild of the M.S. Sonoma, a Golden Gate Ferry.