providing services on the water; safely and reliably
1 604 989-7091
We provide on-water transportation such as;
general water taxi
charter by day or half-day
recreational excursions (incl. kayak transport)
survey (incl. shallow water coastal)
rent (by engine hours)
We can also provide salvage and fabrication/installation services. We serve; light/heavy industry, local
residents, visiting tourists, and cottagers. We can dedicate resources to a specific project with a fixed or
open term via contract. We can prioritize resources (ie stand by or backup) via contract.
Beach Landing Trades
Towing 50+ foot Boat House
Dock Repair Aquaculture
Serving; Sechelt Inlet, Salmon Inlet and Narrows Inlet. We are based within Sechelt Inlet alleviating any
concern of conditions going through Sechelt Rapids (2nd largest tidal rapids in the world).
NOTE: We will consider operating our vessels in other areas (for example; Nanaimo, Powell River, Howe Sound)
providing there is sufficient need. Our vessels can be moved to 'the outside' quickly via water or via trailer.
We are based out of Tillicum Bay Marina which is the most centrally located marina in the area saving fuel costs
and time for anyone heading 'up the Inlet'. This is a no nonsense, well maintained, marina catering to commercial
users (owned by a commercial fishing operation). It is the only properly protected marina within the Sechelt Inlet
system and it has plenty of, secure, hassle free, parking.
Sechelt Marine I
28' Argo made by the legendary Argo Marine Builders Ltd. This heavy built, all welded, aluminum marine vessel
has just been upgraded to the latest standards from the Ministry of Transportation and is fully insured. This
vessel is extremely seaworthy and very versatile.
The cabin can be configured for different uses via a rail system in the floor the same system used in most
passenger/cargo planes. This vessel can transport up to 12 passengers. Remove some, or all, of the seats and it
has plenty of room for dive gear or general cargo. The vessel can also be fitted for stretchers for medical
evacuation. The rear deck railing can be removed to allow quads or larger cargo to be loaded.
The 600hp power plant (2x300hp engines) allows the boat to cruise comfortably at 30 knots @ 3900 RPM.
Respectable fuel economy can be had when cruising at 27 knots @ 3600 RPM. Lights and other electronics (Radar,
GPS, etc) allow this vessel to safely operate day or night.
12 passengers with plenty of room for gear/cargo
configurable interior (cargo vs passenger vs stretchers)
redundant power to get you home every time
maintained by professional mechanic on a regular schedule
robust design/build specifically for commercial users
exceeds safety requirements with additional features such as¦
foam filled hull (in case of puncture)
elevated Captains station (by far the best visibility for a 12 passenger vessel)
hull design and cabin placement (far exceeds requirements for stability)
Sechelt Marine II
This Landing Craft can carry 8,000 pounds of cargo. This is sufficient capacity to carry;
a crew, their gear and their F-350
Its modern hull design allows it to travel safely, fully loaded, at speed. This saves you time and money.
This vessel can also be used to transport up to 12 passengers as additional seating is available. This
vessel provides a safe platform for accessing tricky shorelines “ great for hydro-line and vegetation
This vessel is powered by twin Mercury 150hp outboards and is equipped with all of the electronics needed to
travel day or night.
8,000 pounds of cargo
redundant power to always get you home
NOTE: We have an open quote for this to be built. If you are interested in using this service please contact us
in advance. We need 3 months lead time to get this into service.
Our belief is that safety starts with a culture of safety. This starts with our people and takes hold in
everything we do. Our equipment and our procedures are always viewed with a safety first attitude.
All of our Captains have (at minimum) the following qualifications;
SVOP (Captains license)
MED A3 (first aid)
ROC-M (radio handling)
Our vessels are maintained by professional boat mechanics on a regular schedule we do not try to save money
by doing important maintenance ourselves. Our relationship with our mechanics is excellent our needs are given
high priority and the work is meticulously carried out.
Our Captains complete safety check lists for each; trip, weekly and monthly. Any issues are resolved as they
All of our vessels meet (and exceed) the various standards such as that demanded by the Ministry of
Transportation. This includes; the installation of a series of sensors/alarms (which can be tested), fire
fighting features/equipment, appropriate (and current) navigational features/equipment, first aid equipment, and
redundant systems. Our vessels are re-certified compliant on a regular basis and carry a blue decal (issued by
MoT) indicating this.
Our vessels have been carefully chosen first for their safety features and second for their
functionality and efficiency.
We have the most competitive rates in the area. Please read the following carefully or just give us a call (1
604 989-7091) to discuss your specific requirements and constraints.
Rates are negotiable for special circumstances such as; camp stays, shoreline work, surveying, regular engagement etc.