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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 Collier Brothers was built in 1978 in Bayou la Batre, Alabama,” say Garcia, who comes from the Gulf Coast himself. “The owners like to keep a low profile. But they have been coming to us for a long time.

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The F/V Enterprise completed her sponson job in the summer of 2019 at Giddings Boat Works located in the Charleston Marina Complex.

While hauled out the vessel received  5 coats on the underwater hull.  One was Inorganic Zinc, two were Anti Corrosives and 2 Anti Fouling coats.

The upper hull(Free Board) received 4 coats.  One Inorganic Zinc, two Anti Corrosives and one Poly Urethane Top coat by AmerShield .

The vessel was also widened receiving an additional 14′ of sponson added to the hulls breadth. When we started she was 23′ feet wide and when she left she was 36.7′ full breadth and 77′ in length.

We also added an IMS chiller system to each side as well as new stainless steel fish holds. A new larger wheel was added by the owner and shaft work was done to repair a bad sleeve.

We at Giddings Boatworks are proud to serve our Pacific fleet and the local fishing businesses with the highest level of construction and craftsmanship.