Two new Washington state ferries are taking shape at Vigor Shipyards, the former Todd shipyard, in Seattle.

Both ferries are designed to carry 144 cars in the medium-size Olympic class.

The Kitsap Sun reports the Tokitae is scheduled for delivery in February and the Samish at the end of next year.

Both ferries have two car decks, one passenger deck and a sun deck. They'll carry up to 1,500 passengers.

A third Olympic-class ferry is planned but unfunded.

Ferry officials say the construction benefited from lessons learned from the building three 64-car ferries.