JULY 2014 NEW BOAT – Provider II

NB-7-14-ProviderIIBuilder: 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 marine gear; Kennedy Marine Engineering

Speed: 21 knots (WOT)

Shaft: 2″ AQ-22; R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware

Driveline Hardware: R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware

Hauler & Steering: Marine Hydraulic Engineering Co. Inc.

Fuel Capacity: 360 gallons (dual tanks)

Comments:  Lobsterman Lewis Bishop has owned a number of boats in his career, but he said he’s been waiting to own a Young Brothers 40 “since I was in grammar school.  I remember drawing pictures of these when I was a kid.”  Finisher David Schlaefer gave Bishop’s Provider II the vintage look he was after, including her mitered-cornered five-window windshield.