Building big fishing boats in Coombs

roy brown, independent shiprightsRoy Brown at Independent Shipwrights in Coombs is building the biggest boat of its kind on the West Coast. The 60-foot long commercial fishing boat will be unusually wide at 23-feet, competing with boats a third longer, said Brown, who has been building boats on the property for 36 years. “I started training on building wood boats in New Zealand in 1972,” he said. But very soon after starting his business back in his home province, he had to switch to fibreglass, which was already standard in the industry. Read the rest here 12:53