ORIGINAL 3:43 PM REPORT: Thanks to Debra Salazar Herbst for sharing the sight she spotted off Alki a little earlier this afternoon. Certainly our area has its share of boatbuilders, including at least one yacht company on the Duwamish River, so perhaps this is heading in for the final phase of its transformation. Closer look:
Let us know if you know where it’s headed!
5:40 PM UPDATE: Consensus seems to be Delta Marine, the aforementioned yachtbuilder on the Duwamish. Via e-mail, Tom A reports finding the path of the tug, the Triumph, on marinetraffic.com, starting early this morning at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes. That information led us to an online discussion about this vessel – see it here; apparently it arrived in Anacortes from Chile last month. (The discussion also includes this gallery of previous photos of the project, and the photographer has traced it to a Chilean company with under-construction “megayacht” renderings that fit the description.