Category Archive: Boats

SW Boatworks: A full stable of Beals Island designs

By Brian Robbins LAMOINE, ME – The year was 2008. The economy was soft. Lobster prices were down. It seemed that the last thing anybody was thinking about was having a new boat built. So what did Stewart Workman, owner of SW Boatworks (who up to that point had been a custom finisher of other …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise: Wesmac 50

by Brian Robbins Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise. Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went into the project – whether it be a new model or a hull well known to the New England commercial market.  What we hope to do is provide insight and …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise: John’s Bay 47

Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise. Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went into the project – whether it be a new model or a hull well known to the New England commercial market.  What we hope to do is provide insight and information our readers …

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Truly one of a kind

Whether you’re talking about multi-talented NJ fisherman Bruce Klawunn or his 50’ C Rae, the term applies By Brian Robbins KEYPORT, NJ – I’m not a betting man, but if I was, I’d wager that you’d be stumped trying to guess the pedigree of New Jersey lobsterman Bruce Klawunn’s 50’ C Rae. Even if you’d been …

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New scalloper Kodiak joins Vinjerud’s New Bedford fleet

NEW BEDFORD, MA – Lars Vinjerud’s new scalloper Kodiak has joined the Oceans Fleet Fisheries stable here. And once word gets around, there’s likely to be more than a bit of interest in this new arrival.  That’s because Kodiak isn’t just another new scallop dragger – she’s Vinjerud’s first scalloper built specifically to freeze scallops …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise: Wayne Beal 46 

Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise. Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went into the project – whether it be a new model or a hull well known to the New England commercial market.  What we hope to do is provide insight and information our readers …

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Wayne Hamilton: “Believe in what you’re doing”

by Brian Robbins SEARSPORT, ME – There are two really good reasons to include a feature on Wayne Hamilton in this issue of Commercial Fisheries News. First, his Searsport, Maine-based Hamilton Marine is celebrating its 40th birthday. And second, this is the annual Boat Building Focus of CFN … and if you’ve had a boat …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise:  Libby 41 

by Brian Robbins Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise. Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went into the project – whether it be a new model or a hull well known to the New England commercial market.  What we hope to do is provide insight and …

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Kevin Scola & Survival: A man and his Bruno – A love story

by Brian Robbins MARSHFIELD, MA – If we wanted to, we could easily fill the available pages of this annual Tuna Focus with Kevin Scola stories. If you don’t know the Marshfield, MA-based Scola, ask some of his fellow fisherman. “Kevin?  If there’s a fish to catch, he’s the guy that’s gonna catch it.” Or, …

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Fairhaven Shipyard delivers second new scalloper to New Jersey’s Larson family

FAIRHAVEN, MA – When Madelyn sailed off into the fog on her maiden voyage in late April, Fairhaven Shipyard Companies Inc. yard workers must have smiled. Madelyn is the fourth commercial fishing vessel newbuild the yard has produced, and if repeat business is any indicator, New Jersey-based boat owner Kirk Larson would appear to be …

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