"Wicked Tuna" to feature Maine-built boat

S W Boatworks is finishing up a boat design for some fishermen from the nation's oldest seaport in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

LAMOINE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Maine designed boat will soon be on the small screen with a 35-year-old veteran fisherman.

Fisherman Dave Carraro is no bait for the uncharted waters of Gloucester, Massachusetts. He's entering his 5th season of Wicked Tuna on the National Geographic Channel.

"Before I was just Dave the fisherman. Now, I'm Dave from 'Wicked Tuna,' so it's definitely a lot different," said Carraro.

This season, Carraro is getting a new boat, designed by a Maine company, S W Boatworks in Lamoine. It's taken 14 months to design; the new Calvin Beal 44-foot boat has all the bells and whistles needed to whether any unpredictable storm for tuna fishing.

"You have to make sure everything is top notch and perfect. Some of these guys are going off shore 100 miles and their lives can be in jeopardy if things go sour," said S W Boatworks owner Stewart Workman.

Even though Carraro is more recognizable, his love for fishing hasn't drifted.

"The worst part about a fishing trip is coming home. We can't wait to go out again. It could be relaxing. It could be horrendous, and even when it's horrendous we love what we do," said Carraro.

This new boat is named Tuna.com and it'll be in the upcoming season of 'Wicked Tuna.'


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