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Thursday, October 9, 2014

SEATTLE, WA. Markey Machinery is preparing to outfit Harley Marine’s latest tug project with two sets of bow and aft winches. The Robert Allen Ltd. designed Lela Franco and Michelle Sloan, being built at Diversified Marine in Portland Oregon, arenamed after the CEO of Harley Marnie’s wife Lela and a longtime family friend Michelle. The Lela Franco and Michelle Sloan are 80 foot tractor tugs with approximately 5,200 horsepower and a 65 tons bollard pull. They are expected to be delivered in early 2015. These tugs will be the fifth and sixth newly...learn more

Markey Explores the Seven Seas with the Research Vessel SALLY RIDE

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Named for the first American woman launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, the Research Vessel SALLY RIDE was commissioned the 9th of August at Dakota Creek Industries (Anacortes, Washington).   SALLY RIDE is a US Navy Office of Naval Research sponsored Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research Vessel (AGOR-28). The vessel’s advanced deck machinery will be operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography personnel during extended scientific missions upon the seven seas. Missions to explore and study the hostile ocean environment implore low maintenance...learn more


Monday, July 14, 2014


San Francisco headquartered BAYDELTA Maritime, commissioned a sixth Delta Class Tug with Nichols Brothers Boat Builders out of Whidbey Island Washington. The Jensen designed M/V Delta Audrey, is a 100’x40’ z-drive tractor tug that is set to be delivered in June. The Tractor Tug is ABS load line certified and consists of a complete propulsion system that includes two Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines coupled to the Rolls Royce propulsion package. This system will produce 93 tons of bollard pull with a combined horsepower of 6800, giving the tug exceptional...learn more

A Half Century Later And Still Going Strong: Markey Winches Are Built To Last.

Seattle, Washington.

In 1956, Elvis hit the charts with Heartbreak Hotel, Eisenhower was President of the United States, the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in seven games to win the World Series and Markey Machinery built a winch designated the TES-22.

Commissioned in 1955 by Parker Brothers and Company out of Houston Texas for the tug WAVERLY, the TES-22 was innovative for its time. The new winch was rated for 15,000 lbs. of line pull at 50 ft./min, had a port side gypsy, automatic level-wind and 25HP waterproof motor.  The drum capacity was for 1275 feet of 1 ¼”...learn more

Older Markey Equipment Doesn’t Fade Away, It Just Comes Home for New Life

Thursday, January 31, 2013


Gyrfalcon Windlass courtesy Nancy Everds

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA — January 31, 2013 — The late W.C. “Bill” Markey, President of Markey Machinery...learn more