Come see us at the Vancouver Boat Show!

Come see Daigle Marine with our EagleCraft 33′ Cruiser at the Vancouver International Boat Show February 6th to the 10th, booth #653!!!


EagleCraft 39′ Patrol/Pilot Vessel ‘NPA Osprey’

Daigle Marine was proud to build this 39′ pilot/patrol vessel for the Nanaimo Port Authority in 2013. Powered with twin Volvo D6-370’s on v-drives and outfitted with top of the line electronics and navigation equipment, this vessel is an incredibly valuable asset to the port’s operations and security establishment.


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Now Open Saturdays!

Our store is now open on Saturdays from 8:30-4:00 until Fall.

The 2013 EagleCraft Sportfisher 2300 is Here!

Click here to view the specs on Daigle Marine’s new EagleCraft Sportfisher 2300. This is the first off the line of our new production model sportfishing boat. This boat is designed for West Coast sport fishing being tough, practical, and easily trailerable.

Congratulations to Bruno Meili

39′ EagleCraft “NPA Osprey” Delivered to Port of Nanaimo

We delivered the Port of Nanaimo’s new 39′ EagleCraft pilot/patrol vessel, the “NPA Osprey”, on May 11th. The multipurpose vessel weighs in at 23,620lbs, and can reach a top speed of 27kts and a cruising speed of 23kts thanks to the twin Volvo D6-370’s with Hurth/ZF R.6 HS801 V-Drives and 4 blade Nibral propellers. The 39’er is also remarkably easy to manoevre as it is fitted with Keypower hydraulic bow and stern thrusters. The electronics on board include a FLIR M-324 infra-red camera with a 10″ display, 3 Lowrance HDS10 displays with side-scan sonar, radar and GPS, 2 RCL100 remote control searchlights, and much more.

The Nanaimo Port Authority will utilize this vessel for pilotage/patrol, fire-fighting, and water ambulance service to the Southern Gulf Islands and the Nanaimo harbour area. The Port of Nanaimo sees a considerable amount of ship traffic on a daily basis, including cruise ships using their new terminal.

39′ EagleCraft “NPA OSPREY”

New 39′ EagleCraft Pilot/Patrol Vessel for Nanaimo Port Authority



The Nanaimo Port Authority has chosen Daigle Welding & Marine Ltd. of Campbell River, B.C., to design and build their new EagleCraft 39′ Pilot/Patrol boat. The ‘NPA Osprey’, designed by Steve Daigle and his naval architect Felipe Garcia, will be a multi-task vessel constructed specifically to meet the duties of a pilot boat, patrol vessel, fire boat and water ambulance for the Port of Nanaimo. It is expected to be in service this spring- just in time for the start of the port’s cruise ship season.

The NPA Osprey is the second vessel that the Nanaimo Port Authority has purchased in the past year from Daigle Welding & Marine Ltd. The ‘NPA Eagle’, a 32′ smaller version of the new 39′ vessel purchased in 2011, recently had a new 110 H.P. diesel fire pump installed with monitors on the bow and stern.

“We have been very pleased with the quality of work performed by [Daigle Welding & Marine] on our existing vessel, the NPA Eagle, and look forward to the completion of the new build. Having two near sister vessels will provide operational efficiencies from a critical spares and training perspective. Having a local builder produce a product of this caliber is a testament to the skills and innovation of the West coast boat building industry.” (Edward Dahlgren- NPA)

LOA 11.9 meters
BEAM – overall including fendering 4.0 meters
DRAFT DISPLACEMENT – estimated 1.14 meters
FUEL CAPACITY 900 liters

Twin 370 H.P. Volvo D-6 3701-E BT diesel engines, c/w 3 station electric controls.
Hurth HS801VE close coupled V drives, 2.49:1 ratio.
KeyPower 8″ hydraulic bow and stern thrusters c/w load sensing hydraulic pumps to be mounted on each engine. 3 Station controls.
Two 2 1/4″ Aquamat propeller shafts with 26″ x 24″ 4 blade Nibral Michigan wheels, counter-rotating.

Steyr M0114K33 – 110 H.P. marine diesel.
Aquis 1.5 foam system.
Warous CPD direct drive water pump.
GHH Rand 80 CFM compressor for the foam system
Two fire monitors – one located on bow, one located on stern.

FLIR night vision camera & display.
Two Lowrance HD10 color radar plotter depth finder, with side scan sonar.
4 ICOM VHF radios, fire department VHF.
Two RCL 100 spotlights with 3 station controls.
Magnum 2800 watt inverter.

Esbar D-4 diesel furnace.
3 Station controls- helms in cabin, command bridge and aft deck.
Ambulance stretcher area.
Head compartment.
3″ Rubber fendering around shear and swim grid.

Man over-board retrieval system.
16 man Zodiac life raft.
C02 fire extinguisher system.

5/16″ 5086 H116 Bottom Plate.
1/2″ 5086 H116 Propeller shaft tunnels.
1/4″ 5086 H116 Sides.
5/16″ 5086 H116 Transom.
Diamond Sea Glaze windows and door.
AWL Grip polyurethane paint top sides.
Endura epoxy non-skid decks.
Interlux Trilux II anti fouling bottom paint
Constructed to Transport Canada TP1332 construction standard for small commercial vessels, and TP10531 standards for pilot vessels.
ISO 12217-1 Stability, ISO 11812 Cockpit drainage

Daigle Welding & Marine Ltd. have been designing and building EagleCraft custom aluminum boats in Campbell River since 1985. They have an international reputation for building quality aluminum boats and have shipped their products around the globe; including Russia, Norway, Chile, and the United States. Daigle has built several patrol vessels for the federal, provincial and municipal governments, and recently built the Vancouver City Police boat.

Introducing the ‘Sugloo’

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We are proud to announce the successful launch of Daigle Marine’s biggest, baddest aluminum landing craft to date. At 46’ and powered by twin Volvo Penta D6 330HP turbo diesels, the ‘Sugloo’ can cruise comfortably at 22 knots (empty) and has a load capacity of approximately 20,000 lbs. Every EagleCraft manufactured here in Campbell River is built to withstand the tough conditions faced on the West coast. This vessel, however, is on its way to its new Arctic home in Inuvik, NWT, where it will be operated by Sugloo Marine Services. The ‘Sugloo’ will be used to transport supplies and cargo to remote and otherwise isolated Arctic communities along the MacKenzie River and the Beaufort Sea, such as Tuktoyaktuk.

Other Features of the ‘Sugloo’:

  • 6,000lb Capacity Hiab Crane with a 20ft reach
  • Front loading ramp- operated using two Pull Master Hydraulic Winches
  • 20kw Northern Lights Diesel Generator that has a PTO to run the hydraulics

New Video for 28.5′ BC Hydro Crew Boat

Compliments of Roger McDonell- Ahead of the Parade Productions: