I have built over 1,000 vessels
in my career - from a 90 foot landing craft to an 80 foot
catamaran to hundreds of commercial fishing boats. So, when
Tom approached me and described the type of vessel he wanted
to build, I was very excited to build such a remarkable vessel.
He wanted a vessel built specifically to carry six passengers
and two or three crew in a great deal of comfort while still
building the hull to Alaskan commercial fishing boat standards.
In fact, he wanted the boat to be built tougher than a commercial
fishing boat. We designed the hull with a sharp entry to cut
the waves for a smoother ride but made the beam very wide
which makes for an exceptionally stable platform. The boat
is double hulled from the bow to the engine room. There are
nine watertight compartments (which is unheard-of in a 62
foot vessel), including the engine room and master stateroom.
The bottom of the vessel is 5/16 5086 aluminum - thicker than
the standard ¼ inch commercial hull. Everything involving
the safety and integrity of this boat is of commercial quality,
including the main engines, generator, fuel filters, watertight
doors, hatches, windows, winches, bow thruster, and electronics.
Standing in the salon of the boat, though, all you see is
a luxurious yacht. To achieve this stunning finish, we hired
master craftsmen Gary Roberts, Thad Mantyla and Tom Gibbs
along with marine craftsman Rick Phillips, to complete the
interior. This vessel is one that we are extremely proud of
and is built to handle much rougher seas than its passengers
will ever want to venture into. I’m confident you will
Sea State One Marine