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.

Chief Executive Officer

John McCarthy

John McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Seaspan Shipyards, brings more than 36 years of extensive experience in surface combatant and offshore vessel construction for American and International shipyards. Prior to this role Mr. McCarthy served as Chief Program Officer for Seaspan Shipyards since 2018. Mr. McCarthy has played a critical role in leading construction programs at Seaspan as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.