Tideline Welded Aluminum Boats
On January 15, 2021, new Gibsons-based boatbuilder Tideline Welded Aluminum Boats launched its first finished vessel. Built to a Bruce Cope design, the 12-passenger crew boat measures 31′8″ LOA x 10′6″ x 2′ (9.7 m x 3.2 m x 0.6 m), with a deep-vee hull designed to handle rough water. Deadrise is 18 degree, and the hull features wide chine flats. Construction is from 0.250″ bottom plate and 0.1875″ side plate, with 0.156″ cabin and deck plates. Power is from a Volvo Penta D6-380 with DPI drive, giving a top speed of 36 kts and a cruising speed of 30 kts, with a fuel consumption of 2 nautical miles/gallon at cruise. A 400 L fuel tank ensures good range, and navigation electronics includes a Garmin 7612XSV chartplotter/sonar and GMR18HD radar. Following sea trials and stability testing, the first vessel was delivered to an undisclosed commercial customer for use in a remote location, and Tideline is now accepting orders for further vessels of the same design (the design can be set up as a Transport Canada TP1332 certified 12-passenger crew boat, or configured as a fishing and cruising boat). Tideline Welded Aluminum Boats is operated by Gary Mulligan, who worked for Coastal Craft for almost 20 years and who also operates 101 Marine Repair.