We Build Ships, We Repair Ships, We Convert Ships

"Seaspan Shipyards is one of the most modern shipyards in North America and occupies a dominant place in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry on the West Coast. Our talented and driven workforce from around the world is living proof that "teamwork builds ships'."

Mark Lamarre, CEO Seaspan Shipyards

World Class Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Services

With strategic locations in the Pacific Northwest, Seaspan Shipyards is Canada’s West Coast centre of excellence for shipbuilding and ship repair. With modern facilities and a dedicated workforce, the company has proven itself to be a reliable partner on a range of complex projects for both government and the private sector. As part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), Seaspan Shipyards is proud to be Canada’s chosen noncombat shipbuilder. In this capacity, the company is building state-of-the-art ships in Canada for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. The company’s work on the NSS is having a solid impact on the Canadian economy and helping to create thousands of jobs across the country.


Canadian Jobs Created


Invested in education, learning, research, and skills development


Canadian Suppliers Used

Vancouver Shipyards

Vancouver Shipyards is the prime shipbuilding site for building the large complex non-combat vessels under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy program. The yard includes a major steel-forming facility, a large fabrication and assembly hall, and a paint facility where entire vessels are sheltered for preparation and painting.

Victoria Shipyards

Victoria Shipyards operates at the Esquimalt Graving Dock with access to 1,900 feet of deep-water wharfage and a 25-acre production site. It performs repair services for vessels up to 100,000 DWT.

Vancouver Drydock

Vancouver Drydock operates two floating drydocks with lifting capacities up to 36,000 tonnes. The yard provides a full range of quality repair services and understands the importance of delivering vessels on time and on budget.

President & CEO

Mark Lamarre

Mark Lamarre was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Washington Companies in September 2022. Prior to this role, Mr. Lamarre served as CEO of Seaspan Shipyards, where he was instrumental in building on the company’s dominant position in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry. Mr. Lamarre has overseen the construction of some of the world’s most cherished marine vessels over more than three decades in the industry. He is a proven leader with an impeccable track record of planning, designing, restructuring, and constructing complex marine engineering projects.