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hrm rita joe


HRM Passenger Ferry

Introducing the HRM Rita Joe, an intricately designed passenger ferry dedicated to serving the Halifax Regional Municipality of Nova Scotia. With a substantial length of 75'6" and a generous 31' beam, this vessel, constructed from durable steel, navigates the Halifax Harbour daily, catering to up to 400 passengers per trip.

Dedicated to Rita Joe, revered as the poet laureate of the Mi’kmaq people, who pioneered a distinctive form of storytelling for her community. This ferry serves as a heartfelt tribute to her enduring legacy.


lENGTH →   75'6"
DEPTH →   9'
bEAM/BREADTH →   31'


A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd - Expertise in crafting a wide range of exceptional vessels.

Our vessel fabrication incorporates a mix of composites, steel, and aluminum, meticulously adhering to the stringent safety standards outlined in Transport Canada's regulations for Small Fishing and Large Fishing Vessels.


Rest assured; our commitment extends to building vessels to Class specifications as required, ensuring excellence that transcends geographical boundaries.

With an unwavering commitment to precision and innovation, we specialize in three core domains of vessel craftsmanship:

modern maritime mastery

With an unwavering commitment to precision and innovation, we specialize in vessel manufacturing that meets the demands of today's Commercial Fishing Boats, Ferries, and Commercial Workboats. Integrating traditional techniques with cutting-edge technologies, we construct vessels up to 150'/45m using Steel, Aluminum, Fibreglass, and Advanced Composites.


commercial fishery

We build a wide variety of fishing boats for domestic and international fishery.


marine transportation

We build passenger and vehicle ferries that exceed Transport Canada safety standards.


commercial workboats

We build a variety of industrial workboats for commercial and government customers.

A.F. Theriault places a strong emphasis on construction quality, safety and stability of all boats, and builds and repairs in accordance with industry standards.

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