Meet our new float

Last weekend, construction crews ushered in a new float and a new era for the West Seattle Water Taxi.

New float A with integrated piling guide
New Float A

Our previous float was unstable, listing to one side, likely caused by water retention from failing pile guide mounting bolts.

A crane removes the old dock
A crane removes the old float

Our new float features a new design from the manufacturer with integrated pile guides which should better handle the weather and wave action and minimize maintenance. The new float has a life expectancy of 25 years.    

An integrated piling guide is built into the new float
An integrated piling guide is built into the new float

Seacrest Dock also received a new, wider passenger ramp.

New passenger ramp

We’re pleased that these new additions will increase safety and ease for West Seattle passengers before or after they set sail.

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  1. I will be ready to try this when it is safe to do so. I was raised in this location when it was occupied by Haury’s Boat House which was demolished in 1984. I lived there from 1943 to 1961. I have many fond memories of the area. Thank you, Jeanne James (Haury) Class of 61 W.S. High

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