Old school,” that’s what Wayne Garcia, general manager at Giddings Boat Works in Charleston, Ore., calls the yard’s latest sponson project — adding 10 feet of beam to the F/V Collier Brothers. Old school is appropriate for this boat, built long before the age of digital hull models, plasma cutters and computer design programs. “The […]

The Collier Brothers, an 84′ 2″ x 24′ steel dragger out of Portland, Ore., that was built in 1978 at Gulf Coast Marine Builders in Bayou La Batre, Ala., arrived at Giddings Boatworks on Sept. 18. A little more than five months later, on Feb. 25, she left the Charleston, Ore., boatyard after being sponsoned […]

Giddings Boatworks offers a variety of dock-side repair and maintenance options including Paint and Coating services to keep your fishing vessel looking good and protected from the elements. One of the most important things that commercial fishing vessel owners and operators should do is book maintenance and have a clear scope of work to be […]