Latest Press Releases

Marcon's Founder Bob Beegle Retires

October 22, 2020 - Marcon International Inc's founder, Robert Beegle, retires after 39 years at the helm, passing the business over to long-time employees.

7,200BHP Tug "Hunter" Sold

October 7, 2020 - Crowley Marine sold its 7,200HP Invader series tug "Hunter" to private Washingtonian interests. The tug is often referred to as the "fastest tug in the Puget Sound" due to its frequent wins in annual Seattle Maritime Festival tug races.

3,000BHP Tug "Noelani" Sold

September 2, 2020 - The 3,000BHP tug "Noelani" was sold on private and confidential terms recently via the brokerage services of Marcon International, Inc. The tug was originally built in 1965 for the U.S. Navy as the "Winnemucca". She served our country well for over 30 years, receiving many citations and awards for meritorious service prior to her conversion to civilian use in 2004.

Marcon Brokers Its 1,500th Vessel

April 30, 2020 - Though this sale happened in March, we could not announce it until now. With the sale of the 254' x 44' x 16' U.S. flag, platform supply vessel "Elsa Leigh", Marcon broke the 1,500 mark for number of vessel & barges sold or chartered since 1981.

Tug "Pacific Freedom" Sold by Marcon (Again)

April 27, 2020 - Atlas Ocean Towing, LLC of California has concluded the sale of its tug "Pacific Freedom" to US West Coast Buyers. This is the second time Marcon has been involved with the sale of this tug.

Two 250' x 72' U.S. Flag Inland Barges Sold

April 17, 2020 - Two 250' x 72' U.S. Flag Inland Barges Sold

400' x 99.5' U.S. Flag Ocean Former Tank Barge Sold

March 31, 2020 - Marcon International of Coupeville, Washington brokered the sale of a 400.0' x 99.5' x 25.0' depth', U.S. flag ocean former tank barge to foreign interests.

1,200BHP Twin Screw Tug "Nancy M" Sold

February 11, 2020 - As the 1,499th sale or charter concluded over the last 39 years, Marcon International of Coupeville, Washington brokered the sale of the U.S. flag, twin screw tug "Nancy M" from Manson Construction Co. of Seattle, Washington.

Two U.S. Flag Tugs Recently Sold

October 17, 2019 - Marcon is pleased to report the recent sales of the following two U.S. flag tugs as sellers continue to upgrade their fleets.

1,700BHP Twin Screw Tug "Teclusta" Sold

September 4, 2019 - Marcon is pleased to announce the sale of the 1,700BHP, very well maintained, twin screw tug "Teclusta".

Mid 2018 Sales

July 30, 2018 - Marcon is pleased to report that sales and charters have surpassed our total 2017 numbers with 25 sales and one 2,780nm long-distance tow fixed so far.

28,580mtdw Double Hull Ocean Tank Barge Sold

February 22, 2018 - After completion of a long-term contract, Marcon International sold a 28,580mtdw double hull ocean tank barge to private interests in South America.

Lift-Off: World's Largest Hover Barge is "Ready-To-Work"

May 8, 2017 - At 9,000ft2 and 450 ton payload capacity, the "Ghost" is the world's largest hover barge and available exclusively through Marcon.

3,800HP Twin Screw Tug Sold

April 12, 2017 - Marcon sold the 3,800HP U.S. flag, twin screw tug "Altair".

Starting Out the New Year Right - Sale of Ocean Deck-Tank Barge

Jan 05, 2017 - Marcon started out the New Year with the sale of the ocean-going, combo deck / tank barge "PCC Provider" on 3rd January to Alaskan buyers.

Over One Million Horsepower Tugs Sold or Chartered

December 18, 2016 - With our latest sale of the 7,200HP tug "Jimmy Smith", Marcon has sold or chartered tugs totaling over 1,000,000BHP over the past 35 years.

Two 4,300HP U.S. Flag Tugs Sold

December 5, 2016 - Marcon is pleased to report the deliveries of  the 4,300HP tugs "Colleen McAllister" and "Katie G. McAllister" to Port City Marine Services of Muskegon, MI.

Arctic Endeavor Sold

November 17, 2016 - Marcon sold the 205.0' x 90.0' x 15.0' depth former ice-strengthened, icebreaker / cargo barge "Arctic Endeavor" from Crowley Marine Services of Seattle, WA to Tagiuk LLC.

Marcon Appointed Exclusive Broker of "Giano" Tug Design

May 18, 2016 - Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington is pleased to have been appointed by Purple Water Ltd., a towing and ship design company operating from Geneva, Switzerland and London, U.K. as exclusive broker to market the shipyard licensing and construction of the new patented design, double-ended, double hull tug "Giano"® design to be built in the Americas.