West Seattle weekend scene: Just barging in

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.

24 Replies to "West Seattle weekend scene: Just barging in"

  • 4thGenWestSide November 12, 2011 (4:10 pm)

    It’s heading down to Delta Marine. Custom Yacht Builder. Steel Hull.

  • Smitty November 12, 2011 (4:18 pm)

    That darn 1%! Having yachts built in this economy? How dare they!

    Wonder if the people building that yacht hate the 1%?

  • Dave November 12, 2011 (4:53 pm)

    No Smitty they probably don’t, like you they’ve been brainwashed by the right-wing bubble.

    From a 1%-er.

  • KD November 12, 2011 (5:24 pm)

    It’s headed to my house in Highland Park!

  • neighbor November 12, 2011 (5:28 pm)

    How much does the new owner of that yacht pay in taxes? If he/she pays more than what those workers are paying then maybe it would be cool to see but honestly, it just a gross sign of conspicuous consumption in an time of great hardship for the majority of humanity. The 1% have taken all the eggs out of the basket and left the rest of us with straw.

  • AG November 12, 2011 (7:39 pm)

    I’m sure all the workers appreciate the jobs they hold building yachts, private jets, and whatever luxury some people can afford.

  • Jim November 12, 2011 (9:22 pm)

    Marco Yachts is an offshoot of Marine Construction and design company (Marco) Shipyard that use to be on the ship canal near Fisherman’s terminal. Marco Global’s offices are still near the terminal, but the shipyard shut down about 7 years ago. Fans of Deadliest Catch will be familiar with the Marco name. Much of the crabbing equipment on those boats was designed and built by Marco. Sig Hansen’s Northwestern was also built by Seattle’s Marco Shipyard. All the oil skimmers cleaning last months spill off beach drive were built and or designed by Marco Pollution control.

  • realist November 12, 2011 (9:26 pm)

    Dave, brainwashed..really?? You have GOT to be kidding…facts are facts and maybe your not concerned cause you’ve funneled YOUR fair share…just wanted to let you know, you should probably be prepared for YOUR bubble to be popped!!! real soon….

  • Tuesday November 12, 2011 (10:07 pm)

    It’s true. No one should consume anything at any time unless the entire population agrees that it’s fair. History has shown this is definitely possible because people, by nature, are selfless.

  • Smitty November 12, 2011 (10:28 pm)

    “The 1% have taken all the eggs out of the basket and left the rest of us with straw.”

    Dude, who do you think is getting paid to build the boat?


  • Mike November 13, 2011 (9:13 am)

    According to my buddy who was driving that tug, they pulled it all the way up from chile.

  • Justin November 13, 2011 (9:25 am)

    I used to work as a sub-contractor at Delta. Delta employees get paid the worst in the industry, and build some of the most expensive yachts.

    The last boat I built there was for one of the owners of the World Trade Towers. A $200 million yacht was what he bought his wife with the insurance money he collected.

    I think it is great when the wealthy support artisans and have beautiful things built. As a sub there, I got paid really well with a great benefits package. I also worked along side painters that got minimum wage that were Delta employees.

  • realist November 13, 2011 (11:27 am)

    Thank you Justin for the insight…

  • realist November 13, 2011 (11:33 am)

    @ Tuesday…No people can do what they want, right?…but I am tired of paying the way for the people who have too much!! We ALL need to make a contribution and we MUST regulate most corporations so this crap doesn’t get out of control ever again!!

  • Tuesday November 13, 2011 (4:52 pm)

    This is what I can never figure out… how are you paying the way for people that have too much? And furthermore, how is “too much” determined. Who determines it? What happens when someone thinks you have “too much”? Those are the questions that scare me.

    But that said, I think the federal government bailing out companies on the backs of the taxpayers is a travesty. I’m concerned about regulations be a solution to anything because, seriously, look at who writes those regs. They haven’t worked in the past… they won’t accomplish what you hope in the future. They only serve to stifle economic growth. The intention is good, the outcome is bad.
    The only solution to me is to let there be consequences to bad business decisions… let companies go out of business and let other, better companies rise up in their place. The economy will hurt in the short run, but be stronger in the long run.

  • chris November 13, 2011 (8:46 pm)

    I have never been employed by a poor person. I want the rich to get richer. Buy your boats and homes and expand your businesses and grow the economy. This class warfare that I am seeing and hearing more of lately is frankly disturbing. Sorry that life appears to be kicking you in teeth. Maybe you should try harder. The american dream is still out there.

  • realist November 14, 2011 (12:13 am)

    By paying their way, I mean if I pay 11-15% of my pay in taxes, and someone else, who just happens to make quite a bit more money, doesn’t pay at all…my tax dollars NOT theirs are going to all sorts of things…streets, education, what ever else…that we ALL utilize…Too much is, by my definition, when you keep the extra that you should be paying in taxes….and really my teeth are just fine and yes buy and make how ever much you want, JUST PAY YOUR FAIR SHARE!!! Greed is UGLY!!!

  • CandrewB November 14, 2011 (5:58 am)

    I have worked for both the State and corporations, my hiring managers in all cases were not exactly poor, but they were definitely not rich. This is not the 19th Century, I suspect most people are now offered jobs by those who are making 10-30% more than they do. This little home-spun canard is tired.

  • Erik November 14, 2011 (9:08 am)

    “The last boat I built there was for one of the owners of the World Trade Towers. A $200 million yacht was what he bought his wife with the insurance money he collected.”

    Buy a building, get triple insurance on it, have them imploded and make it look like a terrorist act, get a huge yacht built…..the Larry Silverstein way.

  • anonymous November 14, 2011 (1:34 pm)

    You have to remember that when one wealthy individual builds a boat, it puts food on the table for 350+ Delta employees and their families. Not to mention the countless local subcontractors and vendors that rely on Delta.

  • anonymous2 November 14, 2011 (3:38 pm)

    My husband works for Delta. We are grateful for the business. I am grateful he has a construction job that affords him work indoors almost year round, provides an opportunity to work with some of the finest products and use his creative talents. He said the Silverstein’s were some of the most respectful clients he has worked with. (Does this mean I am brain washed?) It is hard to see such lavish lifestyles when others are suffering so much, but I am not sure alienation and judgement are the solutions.

  • greeny pea November 14, 2011 (10:49 pm)

    anonymous2..I totally understand what you are saying and really agree with you………the fact remains that the Corps. own, run, and take over just about every facet of our system from food (whole agriculture system), gas, utilities, cable, pharmaceuticals, media, congress, Wall Street, and on and on….I love people to do and make and buy whatever they want…they need to be taxed and regulated just like the rest of us, so they can’t RUN/BUY anything at will!!they have no regulations and are too big to fail..thats NOT the way of this country

  • anonymous too November 15, 2011 (9:03 pm)

    “That darn 1%! Having yachts built in this ecomomy? how dare they!”, Are you for real smitty? If they arent spending their money, how are we supposed to get our hands on any of it? Personally I am grateful they are building yachts in this economy, Thanks to the 1% I am still working. They have also been putting food on my table for close to 20 yrs. I agree with chris I have also never been employed by a poor person, and for the record Justins comments are so inacccurate they made me laugh. Way to go Justin!

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