‘Nap Tyme’ Awakens After Ferry Hit

Nap Tyme

By Chance Busey, Assistant Marketing Director at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard


Months after being struck by a Washington State ferry last December, Nap Tyme was lifted back into the waters of Gig Harbor on Friday.

After extensive repairs on the boat, skipper Clarke Swanson, who lives aboard the boat, was just glad to have things back to normal.

“I’m going to be glad to get back on my own boat and back to my own slip.”

Swanson has lived on his boat for the last 18 years.

“Being a live-aboard, this has thrown my life completely upside down,” Swanson said of the incident.

Owner of Boat that Collided with Ferry Glad to Get Back to Normal

Video by Chance Busey

Nap Tyme, which resides in Gig Harbor was taken to Gig Harbor Marina and Boatyard for repairs.

“The quality of work was really good,” Swanson said of the boatyard’s repairs. “They have a good crew of people, they have some very skilled people here.”

Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard Sets ‘Nap Tyme’ Back in the Water After Repairs

Overall, he was very pleased with the repairs made by Gig Harbor Marina and Boatyard.

“They did a good job, and I’m really appreciative of that.”

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