Giddings Boat Works launch’s F/V Patriot

Giddings-Splashes-First-New-Vessel-in-12-YearsUnder construction for more than a year, the 200 – ton fishing boat will homeport in Newport, Ore. Once fully outfitted with gear, this combination vessel will be fully capable of shrimping, crabbing and tendering in all ocean conditions from Oregon to Alaska, said designer Tullio Celano of Oregon – based Crescere Marine Engineering Inc. “They’ll be able to fill holds and have enough reserve stability and buoyancy to handle any condition that can happen,” he said. [email protected] See the construction of F/V Patriot in this huge photo gallery, and a video. 14:40

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