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Latest Boatyard Project: Major Refit of F/V New Life

Yaquina Boatyard eNEWs Jan 2014

The New Life is a commercial fishing boat that travels from Oregon to Alaska. The vessel is locally owned by Kurt Cochran who has grown his father's fishing business over the years. The Cochran's own two other fishing vessels, the Marathon and the Bay Islander. Fifteen of the sixteen crewmembers of these vessels call Lincoln County their home.

With improvements to the hull and a new interior for the wheelhouse there were approximately 30 vendors and boatyard staff involved in the project. Work on the dry dock included modifying the drive train and keel to include a new Kort Nozzle and redesigned rudder, installation of new keel coolers and new transducers. While in the yard the entire interior was gutted and new crew accommodations and wheel house interior were built with significant upgrades to the ship's systems and electronics. The local community has benefited greatly from the opportunities provided through repairs of the F/V New Life.

The Yaquina Boatyard offers a variety of repair services including steel fabrication, carpentry, painting, haul-out, project management, general yard services, mechanical systems, and DIY. If you are in need of boat repairs or to schedule service call the Yaquina Boatyard office at 541-336-0333 or email



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