Category Archive: Boats

Andrew Gove: 85 and counting; 78 of ‘em lobstering

STONINGTON, ME – The crew in the machine shop at Billings Diesel & Marine is doing its thing, prepping the 36′ Northern Bay that sits on the floor to receive her new engine.  Surprisingly, the 36-footer’s new D13 Volvo – a 13-liter inline 6 – is going to fit into the space where the old …

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Fairhaven Shipyard further establishes boatbuilding presence with delivery of new scalloper C.B. Keane

FAIRHAVEN, MA – While southern shipyards continue to be a major force in new vessel construction for the New Bedford fleet, the recent completion of the scalloper C.B. Keane by Fairhaven Shipyard Companies makes one point clear. Big steel boatbuilding is back in New England and Fairhaven Shipyard is leading the charge. When father-son team …

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New Boats of 2014 – Special Supplement

25 NEW BOATS of 2014 – sponsored by Furuno • DETAILS • SPECS • PHOTOS • COMMENTS • PLUS: Featured launching Sea Monster – Modified REPCO honors Pinkham’s father Click cover to open Flip-book

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Richard Stanley’s dream: wooden hulls, ‘glass tops

BASS HARBOR, ME – Cold – oh, wasn’t it cold.  Whatever the thermometer said was one thing; the wind screeching out of the northwest added its own twist.  You almost had to lean into it to make headway from the car to the door of Richard Stanley’s boat shop on the nubble of Little Island …

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Maine Line – Mattie Lynn II: she’s a big girl

New 42 gets the XXL beam treatment Sometimes 15’3″ just isn’t wide enough. Take Matt Huntley’s new 42 Osmond Mattie Lynn II, for instance.  H&H Marine of Steuben, ME offers the Osmond Beal-designed model with a standard beam of a little over 15 feet – but Bucks Harbor lobsterman Matt Huntley wanted all the optional …

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H&H Marine keeps building ’em bigger and bigger

Thirty years or so of saying ‘Why not?’ STEUBEN, ME – “Man, that’s a big boat.” Not a very insightful statement, for sure, but it’s the first thing that came out of my mouth when I looked down into one of the hulls being finished at H&H Marine Inc. “Seventeen feet six inches wide by …

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MAINE BOAT SCENE

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  Modified REPCO honors Pinkham’s father BEALS ISLAND, ME – You’re never going to find another REPCO like lobsterman Veril “Suki” Pinkham’s. To be clear, you shouldn’t have a problem finding a REPCO 37, which is what Suki Pinkham’s Sea Monster was when it first hit the water back in 1976. During the 1970s, a …

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Kelly S latest scalloper to join Starvish fleet

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NEW BEDFORD, MA – Launched last year, the Kelly S is life-long fisherman Ray Starvish’s sixth new boat and likely the last he will personally commission for his fleet. The 95-footer is identical to Starvish’s Defiant, which was launched in 2002.  Why the new-build now?  Starvish explained that there were three reasons:  He knew his …

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Marine power choices: Think it through

A quick disclaimer before we begin:  The following thoughts are the opinions of the author – that’d be me – and not necessarily those of Commercial Fisheries News.  None of these statements is meant to be an endorsement or criticism of any product.  I’ve simply been fortunate enough to witness some of the good, the bad, …

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JULY 2014 NEW BOAT – Provider II

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Builder: SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME Finisher: David Schlaefer, Bernard, ME w/ John Thurston and Lance Closson Owner: Lewis Bishop, Bass Harbor, ME Dimensions: 40′x13’6″x3’10″ Designer: Ernest Libby Jr., Beals Island, ME Fishery: Lobster Hull: Solid fiberglass Top: Custom top by David Schlaefer; fiberglass w/foam core Power: QSL9 Cummins (405 hp @2100 rpm) w/2:1 ZF 305A …

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