This tug was built 85 years ago, and needed a total rebuild.
The Viking King – a classic converted wooden tug, and a local connection, as she was built in Lund in 1921, by Thulin Brothers as the Niluht, eventually passing into the ownership of Viking Tug Boats. Now owned by Harken Towing, she was given a total rebuild by Commodore’s Boats of Richmond, BC.
Here is a video from 1996 featuring the Viking King on the Pitt River, BC.
Length: 18.75m Breadth: 5m Draft: 2.5m Power: 440 BHP Year Built: 1921
It was reframed, an entire new top, including:
New deck beams
New Bow Stem
New gumwood ice sheathing
8″ stern slanted forward with more pronounced shear.
Wheel house jacked back into place and steel reinforced to hold it.
3/4 of the boat was replanked