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Port of Everett to Kick off Second Phase of Marina Fuel Dock Upgrades, Awards $7.8M Reconstruction Contract   

Date: Aug 1, 2023

The Port of Everett Commission has awarded a $7.8 million contract to Tacoma-based American Construction Co. to relocate and reconstruct the Port of Everett Marina Fuel Dock.

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The work, to kick off next summer, represents the second phase of a two-part project to upgrade the aging fuel dock facility that not only supports Everett’s thriving boating community, but also fuels national defense.

The first phase of the project is nearing completion now, one of two new 30,000-gallon underground tanks has been placed at the west end of the Central Marina parking lot. The diesel tank was installed last week; the gasoline tank is scheduled for placement in mid-August. The removal of the existing gas and diesel tanks will follow.

“We have made it a priority to plan for and complete capital improvements in and around our marina facilities each year to support this regional boating hub, to the tune of more than $165 million over the last two decades,” said Jeff Lindhout, Port of Everett’s Chief of Marina Operations. “This upgraded fuel dock project has been a long-time coming with a lot of planning and coordination. I want to thank our skilled team and our valued boating community for their patience with this work.”

In addition to our U.S. Navy partners next door who rely on the Port’s facilities to refuel smaller naval assets, the fuel dock also fuels recreational and commercial boating.

The Port of Everett is the largest public marina on the West Coast with 2,300 slips and 5,000 linear feet of guest moorage. Thousands of slipholders, visiting boaters, a range of recreational and commercial fishermen, tourism operators, and commercial vessels like the Hat Island Ferry also fuel up here.

The U.S. Coast Guard, City of Everett Police and Fire Departments, Snohomish County Sheriff’s and tribal partners will also benefit from an upgraded fuel dock as they, too, refuel their vessels at the Marina to support critical emergency response in the area.

This next phase of the project includes dock relocation and reconfiguration to enhance the layout for vessels fueling up. In its current location at Central A-Dock, strong currents create challenges when refueling at low tide.

Dock fabrication will begin later this summer with on-site work anticipated to begin in summer 2024.

The scope of work includes the demolition of Central A- and B-Docks, construction of a new 500-foot dock east of the current location, and installation of two additional on-dock fuel dispensers.

A new attendant building with a point-of-sale system and a new kiosk building with vending machines and a public restroom will also be constructed. The fuel dock will also have commercial and recreational pump-outs which is key to keeping our waters clean.

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The existing fuel dock will remain open for the duration of the project. It will be demolished and removed once the new facility is operational.

The Marina Fuel Dock project was awarded a $5.3 million Department of Defense’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation grant. This funding will offset the project’s $9.8 million price tag.For more information, contact Catherine Soper, Port of Everett Communications & Marketing Director, at


About the Port of Everett Marina
The Port of Everett owns and operates the largest public marina on the West Coast with moorage for 2,300 boats. The Marina consists of three areas: South Docks, Central Docks and North Docks. Our facilities offer 5,000 linear feet of visitor moorage, a fuel dock, laundry and shower facilities, and a full-service marine Crafts­man District with a state-of-the-art, environmentally sound boatyard, a haul out pier with a 75-ton Trav­elift and 35-ton Travelift, a 60-ton boat transporter, boom truck, forklift and tugboat services, a wash­down facility, and a mix of on-site marine-related retail and repair services. Additionally, the Port oper­ates a 13-lane boat launch — the largest boat launch in Washington state — with ample parking and quick access to abundant fishing, crabbing and shrimping. The Marina is complemented by the surrounding amenities of the Port’s transforming destination water­front known as Waterfront Place.