Vessel: Amanda C
Skipper: Paul Blaylock, with three or four crew, depending on season
Engine: 8V-71 Detroit Diesel Series, 9.3L (568 cubic inch) V-8 318 horsepower
John Deere 40445 65kw marine auxiliary engine
Cruising speed: 8 knots
Fuel: 2,000 gallons diesel
Year Built: 1979, in Tacoma
Length: 52 ft.
Beam: 18 ft.
Weight: 71 tons
Draft: 10 ft.
Designer: Marine Technical Service (MTS)
Use: Commercial crabber and tender in Bristol Bay, AK.
Hold capacity: 90,000 pounds of fish
Refrigeration: 25 ton
The Amanda C is commercial fishing vessel home ported in Ilwaco. The vessel is operated by skipper Paul Blaylock of Naselle, a commercial fishermen with more than 25 years experience. The vessel is named after the niece of the owner.
“They were built to seine, but this is one the few boats that never seined in its life,” Blaylock said.