CFN Shakedown Cruise:

FV-Tuna-dot-com-haulingby Brian Robbins

Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise.

Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went into the project – whether it be a new model or a hull well-known to the New England commercial market.  What we hope to do is provide insight and information our readers can apply to their own setups … and, as always, offer up a little entertainment along the way.   —Editor


LAMOINE, ME – Homestretch hook-up and sea trials will never be the same again for Stewart Workman and the SW Boatworks crew.

Obviously, building a boat that will be featured on a nationally-televised reality program has its plusses as far as publicity goes.  Let’s face it: having one of your boats on the National Geographic Channel’s Wicked Tuna series is the commercial fishing world’s equivalent of how Dodge must’ve felt about the Dukes of Hazzard picking a Charger to paint up as the General Lee.

But there was also the fact that once Gloucester, MA fisherman Dave Carraro’s new was trailered out of the SW shop in Lamoine, ME and exposed to the public eye in the Union River in Ellsworth, a camera was generally handy

There were folks taking “Look at me!” selfies with…


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