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Boatbuilders boosting capacity and hiring workers to keep up with demand

Wedgeport Boats is boosting its production capacity and hiring more employees to meet the strong demand for modern lobster-fishing boats.,, The challenge for Nova Scotia’s boatyards – some industry insiders say the biggest challenge – is finding those employees to build increasingly complex and larger lobster-fishing boats. “Boatbuilders are looking at replacing wood with some composite panels for deckhouses,” said Tim Edwards, executive director of the Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association. “Many lobster boats are being fitted with live wells – to help improve the quality of landed catch. click here to read the story 08:54

Old School – Newly launched lobster boat echoes past

fce9cfa6233c7f59596fb41ed9009d21_XLJust days after her launching by boatbuilder Peter Buxton and lobsterman Frank Gotwals, Sea Song shows off her sweet lines at last month’s Stonington lobster boat races. Buxton used native white oak and cedar to build the hull he designed for the 38-foot lobster boat. Photo credit and story from Stephen Rappaport @fenceviewer 14:58