Longliners and trawlers take center stage at the nation’s yards
For the past few years, new boat construction for the West Coast and Alaska fisheries has been defined by gillnetters and 58-footers. But in the past year builders have seen a surge in the construction, rebuilding or extensive modifying of large boats for those fisheries. It’s a case of upgrading older boats to make them more efficient and safer, sticking with proven designs, or in one case, jumping way ahead of the pack in terms of propulsion choices. Four boats, which all benefited from the naval architecture and marine engineering services of by Jensen Maritime, are perhaps an example of what other boat owners will be doing in the near future.
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