Joe Hudspeth to join BAE Systems Power & Propulsion Solutions

MARCH 13, 2018 — Joe Hudspeth is leaving his position as Vice President of Business Development at Bellingham, WA, shipbuilder All American Marine, Inc. effective March 16, 2018 and will soon be

Glosten completes design of hybrid passenger-only ferry

JUNE 26, 2017 — Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten has completed the design of a 70 ft, 150-passenger-only hybrid ferry for Kitsap Transit, a public transportation agency based in

All American Marine to build 500-passenger tour boat

SEPTEMBER 5, 2016—All American Marine, Inc. (AAM), Bellingham, WA, has signed a contract with Argosy Cruises, Seattle, WA, to build a 125 ft aluminum monohull for operation in Puget Sound’s Elliott Bay.

All American Marine delivers high-speed catamaran

JULY 19, 2016—All American Marine, Inc. (AAM), Bellingham, WA, and Harbor Breeze Cruises, Long Beach, CA, jointly announced the completion and delivery of the M/V La Espada, an aluminum catamaran passenger vessel

All American Marine to build survey vessel for Corps

FEBRUARY 23, 2016—Aluminum boat builder All American Marine, Inc. (AAM), Bellingham, WA, was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the design and construction of a

The Best Passenger Ships of 2015


1. Veteran, 80m Ice Class Ferry, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Damen Galati
The Veteran is part of a large “lifeline” vessel replacement program being undertaken by the Provincial Government to modernize its fleet.

2. Sally Fox, 105 ft Fast Ferry, King County, All American Marine
Sally Fox is the first U.S. Coast Guard Sub-chapter “K” inspected passenger vessel built and delivered under new fire safety guidelines.

3. Baynes Sound Connector, Longest Cable Ferry, BC Ferries, Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards
BC Ferries’ cable ferry, the 150-passenger, 50-vehicle Baynes Sound Connector is the longest cable ferry in operation today.

4. Texelstroom, CNG Hybrid Ferry, TESO, LaNaval
The ferry will operate mainly on natural gas stored in two batteries of compressed natural gas (CNG) bottles installed on the top deck.

5. Ampere, Electric Ferry, Norled, Fjellstrand
Norled’s Ampere is the world’s first battery powered electric car and passenger ferry.

6. Mein Schiff 4, 99,500 grt Cruise Ship, TUI Cruises, Meyer Turku
Designed for the German premium-class cruise market, the 99,500 gt Mein Schiff 4 is 294 m long and 36 m wide and has a total of 1,253 cabins.

7. Samish, 144-Car Ferry, Washington State Ferries, Vigor Industrial
Designed by Seattle-based Guido Perla & Associates, Inc., the Samish is the second in the Olympic Class vessels being built for WSF. The 362 ft ferries have a capacity of 144 cars and 1,500 passengers.

8. F.A. Gauthier, First LNG Ferry for North America, STQ, Fincantieri
The ship’s integrated diesel electric propulsion system has four Wärtsilä 12V34DF dual-fuel generating sets. that can run on either LNG or MDO Gas – LNG) or marine diesel oil (MDO).

9. Viking Star, 48,000 grt Cruise Ship, Viking Ocean Cruises, Fincanitieri
The Viking Star is the first of the three 48,000 grt, 930 passenger cruise ships on order for the line at Fincantieri’s Marghera, Italy, shipyard.

10. Oscar B., 115 ft Ferry, Wakiakum County, Nichols Brothers Boat Builders
Designed by Seattle’s Elliott Bay Design Group the steel-hulled, aluminum superstructured vessel has been built for Wahkiakum County, Washington State as a replacement for the ferry Wahkiakum.




All American delivers new ferry for King County

OCTOBER 7, 2015—King County’s newest vessel, the M/V Doc Maynard, started service on the Vashon route on September 29 sailing from Pier 50.  The ferry replaced her sister ship, the M/V Sally

All American Marine wins research vessel contract

JULY 28, 2015 — All American Marine, Inc.(AAM), Bellingham, WA, is to design and construct a new aluminum catamaran research vessel for the University of New Hampshire (UNH). All American Marine will

All American Marine set to double in size

JUNE 23, 2015 — The Port of Bellingham, WA, is poised to change the layout of 7.66 acres of industrial property in Fairhaven and build new infrastructure to support the expansion of