Commercial fishing boats range from small skiffs to state of the art factory trawlers. Many modern vessels are designed for a single fishery or specific range of conditions. Others are built to perform in a variety of work environments.

Commercial Fishing Vessel Types


Purse Seiners

New England Lobster Boats

Novi Boats

Chesapeake Bay Deadrise Boats

Flat Bottomed Skiffs


Historical Boats

Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks

Chesapeake Bay Buyboats

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