These days, fiberglass Catamaran style boats are more popular among fishers due to their efficiency, sturdiness and increased capacity on board. The boats that land our shellfish are on the smaller side, less than 10 meters long, and tend to hug the coastline and go no further than about a mile out to sea for fishing.
There are a couple of key features on the Catamaran fishing boats here in Johnshaven. The line hauler acts like a winch and pulls the fleet of creels out of the water and onto the boat. The large working table on the aft is where the creel fleets are stacked before being dropped into the water. The table is also a good area to remove lobster and crab from creels, and to bait or rebait the creels so they’re ready to go again.