Tidewater Environmental Services, a client from Vancouver, WA, received their first training on general boating and understanding the Operation Manual that is given with each Workskiff. Our team spent countless hours preparing a presentation with the necessary information to correctly teach current and future clients.

The purpose of this training is to help boat operators feel comfortable and confident on the water. Whether smooth sailing or strong tides occur, proper training and a dedicated manual will teach proper protocol and provide relief on the water.

The Portland District US Army Corp of Engineers recently received a 32 x 10 ft Commander with a survey package add-on. The survey package includes a Furano navigation lot made up of radar, chart plotter, GPS, autopilot, and heading sensor. Located in Coos Bay, OR, the vessel will be used to operate off and near shore with VHF radios.

The Survey station accommodates two monitors with an HD monitor at the helm. Included are ac and DC power outlets for a 3,000-watt AC pure sine wave interior with mitigating shock seating. The exterior is equipped with a slide and swivel server rack, a galley for hot and fresh water, and a black water holding tank. A single beam through hull transducer sits on the bottom of the craft while a Universal Survey Mount sits on the gunwale for over-the-side sonar deployment. Overall, this fully loaded commander series Workskiff is ready for any and all the Portland District US Army Corp of Engineers’ survey needs.

“The boat exceeds my expectation in every way, it is built like a tank and is a very stable platform. We use it frequently for hip towing in the marina and for line hauling in the harbor.” – Jerry Hogan – MJ Hogan Inc.

MJ Hogan Marine is based in Savanna, Georgia, and generally uses its boats for line hauling, towing, stevedoring, marina maintenance, and as a rental for a movie production company. The vessel is outfitted with a custom large flat deck, tow post, engine guard, push knees, and a single Yamaha F250 outboard engine.

Utah is home to several lakes and resorts which is why Aramark ordered a custom work barge to maintain the marina of the Lake Powell resorts in Utah. The vessel was built in four sections at our facility in Sedro Woolley, WA then dry-assembled for fit and preconfiguring of all electrical and mechanical systems. Prior to shipment, the vessel was disassembled and loaded on a tractor-trailer for transport over the road as a 10 ft. wide load. The barge was unloaded at the customer’s site and the components were welded and the mechanical and electrical were completed. The process was complete within two weeks with three employees working 10 hours per day.

The barge is designed and built according to ABS and ABYC standards with a deck engineered and reinforced for crane function. With the Stellar 7500 lbs. capacity hydraulic boom crane, the deck is designed to withhold 250 lbs per square foot load and rate for 10,000 lbs capacity. The deck features an open floor plan with bench seating. The barge is outfitted with 12 VDC and 120 VAC power with twin Honda 200 HP iST engines.

High Sierra Marine requested a towing vessel to work in Lake Tahoe, California. The boat is equipped with a wing hybrid collar measuring an overall length of 25′. The cabin presents itself as a full walk-around space with a leaning bolster seat and a bench seat. The cabin includes AJR aluminum frame windows, two sliding side doors, and one port with one starboard.

Below the deck, custom storage for portable fuel tanks, pumps, and equipment are easily packable. Flush lifting eyes are integrated into the unit as well as a tow post and an engine guard with a protection fender. Along with twin Honda 225 HP engines, a lightbar and an aluminum I-Beam trailer complete the Lake Tahoe marine boat.

The Pacific Gas and Electric (PGE) dive boat is well equipped with everything necessary for success. Essentially used for maintenance at the California Diablo Canyon Power Plant, the PGE boat is part of our Commander Series measuring 27’ x 8.5’ with a T-Top Console. The craft is surrounded by a heavy-duty D rubber fender and includes an 18-degree deadrise. As well as a dive door, PGE chose to customize their dive boat with a dive ladder and a custom dive bottle rack. 

Powering the heavy-duty utility boat are twin Yamaha 150 HP DEC engines. The electrical system is rigged with a 12V DC electrical system, shore power, a battery charge, and a davit with an electric winch. Included with electrical makeup is a 120-gallon fuel capacity as well as a top-of-the-line Garmin GPS and radio system.

The U.S Naval Survey Team contracted with Workskiff to build two 31’ hydrographic survey boats for construction in 2019 and 2020. The requirement was for a tailorable boat, with a moonpool and transducer deployment system, that could be loaded inside a C-120 Transport plane. The design is based on Workskiff Commander series, with reduced cabin height and fold-down deck gear. The boat needed to remain fully operational in sea state 3 and survive in sea state 4. The naval brief also called for an operational profile of two hours at cruise speed (25 knots) and twelve hours at survey speed (6 knots). Dimensions are 31’ X 8’.9”, and30” draft with outboard motors down. Deck equipment includes a guard for the outboards and an A-frame boom for deploying towed sonar fish. Winches are by Northwest Quality products (davit) and Then A-Frame. The transducers deployment system is by Workskiff. The vessel is powered by twin Honda 250HP iST outboard Fuel capacity is 200 gallons. Genset is by Westerbeke. The cabin has two crew stations, two survey workstations and bench seat, for a crew of five. Windows are by AIR Steering by UFLEX, electrical components by Blue Sea, heater and air conditioner by Webasto, seats by Shockwave Corbin, and electronics by Furuno.”  

-D.C Western Mariner pg (22).


Workskiff’s Landing Craft was designed and built for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to conduct maintenance work on the Lower Monumental Dam in Franklin County, WA. This vessel is based on a 26′ X 8.5′ hull with a pilot house, commercial grade davit, powered bow door, and twin Yamaha 150 HP. The craft is known for its stability, payload accessibility, and custom features.

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