Fishermen’s Finest manages a fleet of three catcher/processor vessels operating in the bottomfish fisheries of the North Pacific and Bering Sea. We are very proud of our fleet of vessels and consider our crew and boats to be the best in the business. Our vessels are impeccably maintained and top producers in their class.
America’s Finest is a Skipsteknisk ST-116XL design catcher-processor vessel. It was built in Anacortes, Washington at Dakota Creek Industries (Hull #63). An engineering marvel, with the most up to date fishing/shipping technology, she’s joined the fleet in February of 2019.
Bold, fearless, brave — words that epitomize the U.S. Intrepid. This vessel was built by Bourg Drydock in 1979. The U.S. Intrepid joined the Fishermen’s Finest fleet in 1997 and has been a leader in the Headed and Gutted (H&G) fish sector ever since.
American No. 1
American No.1 was built in 1979 by Marine Construction and Design Company (MARCO) in Seattle, Washington, as a combination crab/fish catcher processor. Senator Warren G. Magnuson proclaimed at the time “this vessel marks the beginning of the end of foreign fishing vessels in American waters.”
|FV America's Finest||FV US Intrepid||FV American No. 1|
|Length LOA||264 feet||185 feet||160 feet|
|Beam (width)||51 feet||40 feet||40 feet|
|Registered Tonnage||3,640 Gross Tons||1,086 ITC||1,004 ITC|
|Class||DNV-GL 1A1 E0 Stern Trawler, Hull Ice Class 1B||DNV-GL Load Line||DNV-GL Load Line|
|Build||Steel Hull Delivered in 2019 by Dakota Creek Industries, Anacortes WA||Steel Delivered in 1979 by Bourg Drydock, Bourg LA||Delivered in 1979 by Marco Marine Construction and Design, Seattle WA|
|Propulsion||1 x 6,436 hp MAN 8LCR32 Tier II, ABB turbo main engine, single propeller||2 x 4, 160 hp EMD 645-16 naturally aspirated main engines, twin propellers||2 x 1,408 hp CAT D399 turbo main engines, single propeller|
|Freezing System||Ammonia, 2 x Micom 475 hp compressors, 1 x Micom 125 hp for RSW||Ammonia, 3 x 125 hp Sabroe Unisab II compressors||Ammonia, 3 x 121 hp Sabroe 128H compressors|
|Product||20kg packaged blocks frozen, trawl caught, H&G flatfish, Cod, Pollock||20kg packaged blocks frozen, trawl caught, H&G flatfish, Cod, Pollock||20kg packaged blocks frozen, trawl caught, H&G flatfish, Cod, Pollock|
|Freezing Speed||Core temperature to -20C in 75-90 min.||Core temperature to -20C in 170-180 min.||Core temperature to -20C in 160-180 min.|
|Daily Production Capacity||140MT/day
|Cargo Hold (-25C)||55,000 cases