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The 90-foot dragger Francis Dawn, recently re-christened as the Nobska, was built at Fairhaven Shipyard and designed by Farrell & Farrell Naval Architects. Steve Kennedy photo.
Blue Harvest acquires new 90-foot groundfish dragger
Freshly inserted cotton corking is easily visible between the Terron’s hull planks. It’s the first time the 95-year-old crabber and blackcod boat's planking — originally built wood-to-wood —needed to be corked. David Peterson photo.
After 95 years, a California crabber gets tightened up
Dana’s Boatshop is building this “left handed” Wayne Beal 36 lobster boat, so called because the hauling station is on the port side and the companionway on the starboard, which is almost unheard of. Dana's Boatshop photo.
Building a 'southpaw' lobster boat in Maine
While Mike Vernese sells the Slayer with power options including a Honda engine and a Porta bracket, Tohatsu engines also seem to be popular. All in all the hull, trailer and engine can cost fishermen around $45,000. Ugly Boats photo.
Slayer Skiffs: Multi-role boats for Gulf fishermen
A Carsoe autofreezer, a fully automated freezer line that produces precision-weighed fillet or surimi blocks. Carsoe photo.
Follow the leader
It’s always raining when a seine is coming through the block. Deck hands on the Silver Wave, test the Vallation Dark Rain series, while landing salmon from a set in Puget Sound in autumn 2021. Taylor Jackson photo.
Vallation outerwear offers a new ‘best defense’
This outboard profile is of a 64' x 20" steel hull oyster boat being built by Delaware Bay Shipbuilding Co. LLC of Leesburg, N. J. Courtesy of Delaware Bay Shipbuilding.
New oyster boat on the way for Delaware Bay
The Uyak, a 68-foot crabber, shrimper and salmon tender was designed and built by Fred Wahl Marine Construction and was scheduled to be delivered in January. Fred Wahl Marine Construction photo.
New vessels for crab and salmon from Oregon shipyard
Tangier Island waterman Willie Crockett is installing a new fiberglass shaft alley tube on his glass-over-wood 42-foot deadrise Carolyn Annette in in October 2022 at Pruitt's Boat Yard on the island. Nathan Straub photo.
DIY shaft fix gets Virginia oysterman back on the water
With a 14-foot beam the Second Wind is slimmer than other Down East boats – and more fuel efficient. Walter Barrows photo.
Stonington’s slimmed-down lobster boats
James Langer, US sales manager for Castoldi demonstrates the easy access for cleaning the jet. The Castoldi jet is built for shallow water operation and has an automated system for clearing debris from the intake. Paul Molyneaux photo.
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