September 13, 2022

The 48’x18’x4’10” Double Down Aluminum Night Fishing Boat. Brix Marine photo

Navy BrixPort Angeles, Washington delivered the 48’x18’x4’10” Aluminum Night Fishing Boat Double in Soldotna, based in Alaska Big Dan Fishing Charters earlier this year. The boat, which was designed by the shipyard, has a draft of 2’4″.

” Since Design fire, we worked very closely with the Coast Guard to make sure everything was up to the new standards,” said Captain Charlie Crane, Brix Sales and Marketing Manager. The Design was a 75-foot wooden and fiberglass passenger vessel that docked in Santa Barbara Harbor. On a 2019 Labor Day weekend dive trip, the boat was carrying 33 passengers and six crew. In the early morning hours of September 2, 2019, a fire broke out while the boat was anchored in Platt’s Harbor near Santa Cruz Island. The fire, which engulfed the boat and led to its sinking, resulted in the death of 34 people who were sleeping below decks. Five crew members were able to escape and survived. The captain of the boat was charged with 34 counts of manslaughter.

The boat features a walk-in cabin, three sliding doors, insulated fish holds, diamond plate decks, winch pads, fish cleaning stations, 52 welded aluminum rod holders, clamp, a pot puller, a dinghy davit, eight private berths with personal storage space, two queen berths in the cockpit, hydronic heating system, galley with large refrigerator, microwave, oven, head with shower, 12 seats in the main cabin, aft bench seat on the deck, forward lounge and KryptekName wine envelope.

The electronic suite includes two Garmin 16″ MFD, panoptix PS60 through-hull transducer, airmar 509LHW through-hull transducer, GSD26 sounder module, GT 30THP clear-vu/side-vu transducer, NEMA 2000 networking, 215 AIS, six foot open array radar, GXM 53 satellite weather receiver, Fusion stereo series and four channel amplifier.

The ship’s service power to run all these electronics comes from a 6 kW motor Northern Lights Generator.

Main propulsion is the responsibility of four Yamaha outboard motors, producing 425 hp at 6,000 rpm each. Yamaha’s Hel Master system dictates commands with joystick direction and setpoint functionality. Double has a cruising speed of 35 knots.

The tank holds 800 gallons. of gasoline, 50 gallons. diesel and 55 gallons of fresh water.

The vessel has a 216 square foot aft cargo deck, accommodations for three crew and 18 passengers, and is U.S. Coast Guard Subchapter T certified.

Double was delivered in April 2022.