Category Archive: Boats

End of an era: Viking leaves Martha’s Vineyard

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MENEMSHA, MA – With the sale of Viking, a 40′ fishing boat that has plied the waters off Martha’s Vineyard for three generations, the island’s oncevibrant fleet of small wooden draggers is now on the brink of extinction. Craig Coutinho of Vineyard Haven sold the vessel in December after fishing aboard her for nearly 50 …

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Alec Peasley’s new Atlantica: Roomy, rugged, efficient

Alex Peasley's Atlantica

For 19-year-old lobsterman Alec Peasley of Brooksville, ME, the launch of his 34` Atlantica wasn’t so much the beginning of a career as a continuation of one.  Peasley set his first load of lobster traps when he was in 7th grade, tending them out of a 14` skiff with a 9.9-hp Mercury outboard on the …

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Miller Time launched

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SW Boatworks has a couple of big lobster boats headed for the water:  a 46` Wesmac that it finished and a Calvin Beal 44 for a customer who is “sizing up” from the 36` Calvin Beal he currently owns.  SW also reports plenty of interest in its Ernest Libby-designed Young Brothers hulls, with a 40-footer …

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Khristy Michelle launched

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John Williams’ goal was to replace his 17-year-old John’s Bay-built Khristy Michelle with one as close as possible to the same design — only 3` longer.  His thinking was that with the extra waterline length, the new boat would perform more efficiently with the same power package as his old 41-footer.   Read the rest …

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Scallopers welcomed with double christening

NEW BEDFORD, MA – In what may have been a first ever for this port, Nordic Fisheries’ Roy Enoksen and O’Hara Corporation’s Frank O’Hara hailed the arrival of two, brand new sister-ship scallopers to their fleets on Sept. 8 with a nearly simultaneous double christening. Enoksen welcomed the large crowd gathered for the celebratory event …

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Scalloper Liberty rebuilt from stem to stern

NEW BEDFORD, MA – There always seems to be something going on at Dan Eilertsen’s dock in New Bedford, and this past summer was no exception. Dan likes to take good care of his fleet, so he and a crew of guys from his company, Nordic Inc., undertook a major project – the stem-to-stern rebuilding …

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