A large vessel rests in a drydock, awaiting repairsWashington’s maritime sector got a big boost this week as Vigor Industrial agreed to purchase a dry dock from a South Korean company.

The dock, which is 640 feet long and 116 feet wide, will be the company’s largest in Washington State. It allows Vigor to add more boat building and maintenance capacity to its facility on Seattle’s Harbor Island.

The company had been searching for the right fit for several months and the $20 million dock will help the company expand into new markets and handle more customers.

Vigor hopes to transport the dock over the summer and have it operational by late fall.

Read more about the company’ new dry dock in the Puget Sound Business Journal.