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 out to 34 feet.

The boat’s owner “wanted a more stable platform,” says Wayne Garcia, Giddings’ general manager.

The project was initiated in early August when the Collier Brothers owner, a longtime customer at Giddings, contacted the boatyard and said, “I want my boat to be wider and I need to have it happen fast.” Giddings agreed, but the manner in which the sponsoning was done, while once common, is relatively unheard of these days.

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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 performed before being hauled out.

Here at Giddings Boatwork we have the ability to haul-out your boat from two different locations, depending on the size of your vessel.

Our facility located in the Charleston Marina Complex has a highly experienced crew to ensure your maintenance projects are completed in a timely manner and with highest level of quality.