F/V Pacific Ram

  • Customer: Trident Seafoods
  • Industry: Fishing
  • Type: Repair & Refit
  • Year: 2012

Trident Seafoods came to the experts at Vigor in Tacoma to help expand the fish hold capacity of this 82' x 27' catcher boat. When all was said and done, this vessel was widened by five feet on either side and has an additional 35 percent of fish hold capacity while remaing under 200 GRT. Length, depth, and crew complement for this vessel remained unchanged.

This catcher boat was pulled up on Tacoma's 500 ton railway where Vigor Marine teams began constructing a new bow. The upper portion was built in place while a bulbous bow was simultaneously fabricated in the yard's steel shop. After the bulbous bow was hung, the sponsoning was done in place and the boat grew by five feet on either side. After some final piping was put in place, this vessel was delivered in September of 2012 in time the catch the end of the B season for Cod and Pollock. 

The naval architect for this project was Hockema & Whalen Associates.

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