Armstrong Marine delivers tour boat to Washington operator


The following is text of a news release from Armstrong Marine:

(PORT ANGELES, Wash.) — Local boatbuilder Armstrong Marine’s most recent launch, the 37-by-13-foot RHIB J2, departed on Friday after initial launch on Wednesday. Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching contracted Armstrong Marine to build J2 as a sister ship to its first Armstrong Marine/NAIAD RHIB J1, built in 2016.

J2 has triple Yamaha 300-hp outboards, seating for 16 passengers, head, walk-through cabin with fold-out bow boarding steps, custom vinyl graphics, and gullwing-style opening windows.

“J1 and the new sister ship, J2, are purpose-built vessels that feature theater-style seating, a heated cabin for comfort in all conditions, and optimal viewing from the outdoor bow and stern viewing decks, as well as unparalleled indoor visibility through the large cabin windows,” said Capt. Jeff Friedman of Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching.

Armstrong Marine USA is a leading provider of welded aluminum passenger vessels, and the only licensed builder of NAIAD rigid-hull inflatables (RHIBs) in the U.S.

By Professional Mariner Staff