Vessel: Coho King

Owner: Butch Smith

Homeport: Ilwaco

Year: 1977

Builder: Westport Shipyard

Engine: 8V92 Detroit Diesel, 375 HP

Cruising speed: 12 knots

Fuel: 300 gallons

Length: 40 feet

Beam: 13.5 feet

Weight: 12 tons

Draft: 3.5 feet

Capacity: 17 passengers, 2 crew

Use: “The Coho King is a boat my grandpa had built up in Westport. It was built specifically for charter fishing. We usually start with sturgeon, then salmon and (for the last few years) crab trips in the fall from mid-September until the end of November.”

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.