After the 194-foot Bering Sea trawler Araho installs 14 electric winches, will U.S. boats run with the European trend? Norwegian designers seem to think so.
Boats & Gear
Unfortunately for the commercial fishing industry, their share of the accidents in the National Transportation Safety Board’s 2016 Safer Seas Digest is greater than previous years.
The Wild Wild West (West 28 with a 1,050-hp Isotta) continued her dominance at the lobster boat races in Friendship, Maine.
Strongback Metal Boats is taking its boatbuilding business back to Bellingham, Wash., where Pat Pitsch and his son, Rory, started the shop in 2008.
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a ruling in the 2016 sinking of the Boston-based trawler Lydia & Maya.
Omega Shipyard has completed conversion work on two state-of-the-art menhaden steamers, the Windmill Point and Cockrell Creek.
The Coast Guard cutter Tamaroa, famous for its rescue of sailors and downed aviators during the 1991 “Perfect Storm,” has completed its last mission.
Fiberglass Privateers are increasingly popular among Mid-Atlantic commercial fishermen for everything from crab potting to gillnetting.
General Marine in Biddeford, Maine, has found success building on Northern Bay 36 molds for local lobstermen.
A boom of U.S. big boat building that kicked off with the launch of the Northern Leader in 2013 sees its latest echo at Patti Marine this weekend.