F/V Pacific Ram Refit
Trident Seafoods came to the experts at Vigor 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 remaining under 200 GRT. Length, depth, and crew complement for this vessel remained unchanged.
Vigor teams fabricated 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.
The naval architect for this project was Hockema & Whalen Associates.