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nstir theodore o'hara


NSTIR Passenger and Vehicle Ferry

IIntroducing the NSTIR Theodore O'Hara, a finely crafted 15-car cable passenger and vehicle ferry, 78'7" in length with a generous 45'11" beam. Built from durable steel for peak performance and resilience on open waters, this ferry effortlessly shuttles between Port Bickerton and Isaacs Harbour, along Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore near Canso.

Uniting Country Harbour, the ferry, named Theodore O’Hara, pays homage to the inaugural lighthouse keeper in Port Bickerton, N.S., who served from 1901 to 1931.


lENGTH →   78'7"
DEPTH →   6'11"
bEAM/BREADTH →   45'11"


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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