Blake Painter, who was previously featured on “Deadliest Catch” as deck boss and then later as skipper of the F/V Maverick has been shopping for his own boat now for several months as mentioned previously on Deadliest Reports. Well he’s found one! According to his family’s website–the F/V Evening Star–Blake has become the proud owner of the F/V Tradition.
The F/V Tradition is fairly new for a commerical fishing boat. She was built in 1991, is 58 feet long and made of heavy steel. Captain Blake will continue his tradition of fishing in Alaska by fishing for cod, halibut, and sablefish in the cold dark waters we’ve all come to know and love!
(photo courtesy of F/V Evening Star website)