Two new boats from SW Boatworks

J-Lynn Zrae is the first of SW Boatworks new Calvin Beal 30s to hit the water.  Designer Beal said SW’s Stewart Workman wanted to know if he could come up with “a 30-footer that was 12′ wide … and I told him no problem.”  Built for Calvin’s son-in-law Roger, the J-Lynn Zrae proved be an easy sailer with no rails of any kind on her bottom.  “She cruises 19 knots at 2200 rpm,” said Calvin Beal.  “At that rpm, she only burns about 5.5 gallons an hour.  A fella could haul all day pretty cheaply.”


Builder:    SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME
Finishers:    Calvin Beal Jr. and son Calvin; Roger Beal and son Cameron
Owner:    Roger Beal, Beals Island, ME
Dimensions:    30′ x12′  (11’6″ transom)
Designer:    Calvin Beal Jr., Beals Island, ME
Fishery:    Lobster
Hull:    Fiberglass
Top:    Custom top by Calvin Beal Jr.
Power:    QSB5.9-305 Cummins (305 hp @ 2600 rpm) w/2.5:1 ZF 85A marine gear; Kennedy Marine & Fabrication
Prop:    28″ x32″ x3; Nautilus Marine
Shaft:    1-3/4″ AQ-22; R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware
Driveline Hardware:    R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware
Hauler & Steering:    Marine Hydraulic Engineering Co. Inc.


Although builder Gil Simmons joked that he got the job “because I was the only one with a door wide enough,” Overkill owner Jim Wotton had high praise for him.  “Gil was really good to work with.  He kept me involved in the process and built the boat just the way I wanted it.”

Builder:    SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME
Finisher:    Simmons Boatworks, Friendship, ME
Owner:    Jim Wotton, Friendship, ME
Dimensions:    44’x17’6″
Designer:    Calvin Beal Jr., Beals Island, ME
Fishery:    Lobster/Shrimp/Scallop/Urchin
Hull:    Solid fiberglass
Top:    Foam and balsa-cored molded unit
Power:    TCD 2015M Deutz (680 hp @ 2100 rpm) w/2.63:1 ZF 360A marine gear; Motor-Services Hugo Stamp Inc.
Speed:    23 knots
Prop:    36″x44″x4; Nautilus Marine
Shaft:    3″ AQ-22; Rose’s Marine Co.
Driveline Hardware:    Rose’s Marine Co.; R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware
Exhaust:    Dry stack; Simmons Welding
Hauler & Steering:    Marine Hydraulic Engineering Co Inc.
Hatches:    Freeman; H&H Propeller Co. Inc.

photos by Brian Robbins © Commercial Fisheries News 2013

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