New Boat: Jessica Laura

Wesmac Custom Boats, Surry, ME

Finisher: SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME

Owner: Jim Poole, Vinalhaven, ME


Dimensions: 46’x14’6″x4’11”

Fishery: Lobster

Hull: Solid fiberglass

Top: Molded unit; foam cored

Power: C18 Caterpillar (1,000 hp @ 2300 rpm)
w/2:1 ZF 500A marine gear; Billings Diesel & Marine Service

Prop: 32″x36.5″x4

Shaft: 2-1/2″ AQ-22; R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware

Driveline Hardware: R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware

Hauler/Steering: Marine Hydraulic Engineering Co. Inc.

Hatches: Bomar; Hamilton Marine

Metal Fabrication: Esposito’s Welding, Surry, ME

Fuel Capacity: 600 gallons (dual tanks)

Comments:  Although it has a full stable of its own models (including the Calvin Beal line, the former Young Brothers molds, and Ernest Libby’s 34- and 38-footers), SW Boatworks also finishes other builders’ hulls.  Jessica Laura is the second Wesmac 46 the SW crew has built for the Poole family.  They launched the Javin Edward for Jim’s son Harold in 2013.