Category Archive: Boats

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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New scallopers for Nordic Fisheries, O’Hara Corp.

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NEW BEDFORD, MA – So what’s happening at Eastern Fisheries in New Bedford these days?  Plenty, it turns out, with the arrival of two more brand new 90′ scallopers for long-time business partners Peter Anthony and Ron and Roy Enoksen of Nordic Fisheries and the O’Hara family of Rockland, ME. The partners are moving towards …

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Maine Line — Dirigo II – New addition to Maine’s Marine Patrol fleet

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Mother Nature must’ve liked the looks of the new Maine Marine Patrol vessel Dirigo II.  The old gal saw fit to warm things up in the middle of what had so far been a bitter January, even clearing the ice out of Somes Sound for the 38-footer’s christening ceremony at the Henry R. Abel yard …

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Two brothers and an eastern rig – Ochses on single-boat scalloping

FAIRHAVEN, MA – Eastern rigs were once the mainstay of the New England offshore fleet.  But these classics also are what Point Pleasant, NJ-based brothers Arthur and Ken Ochse learned to fish on. Getting started as youngsters, between them now the two have almost 100 years of fishing experience.  So when it came time to …

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Surf Clams

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Goody Hallet outfitted as a clam boat.
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Goody Hallet:  Nolan’s dream made real PROVINCETOWN, MA – Large, new-to-the-area fishing vessels are seldom seen around any port on Cape Cod these days.  So, the arrival of Scott and Max Nolan’s 80′ Goody Hallet at the town dock in Provincetown earlier this year was big news on the waterfront. The father and son duo …

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