Fifth generation fisherman Jake Anderson took over as captain of the F/V Saga in 2015 and immediately set about rebuilding the boat from the ground level up, while fishing one of the largest king crab quotas in the fleet. He installed a new refrigeration system, cleaned fuel and water tanks, did a complete rebuild of all the boat’s CAT engines, repainted the boat with a new color scheme, fully upgraded the wheelhouse to improve efficiency and safety, and rebuilt the crane and most of the hydraulic system. But the hardest thing to fix was the boat’s reputation.
Now it’s a prize boat in the fleet and routinely brings in some of the largest numbers of crab. It’s been a long, hard process that hasn’t been without its pitfalls and disasters, but Captain Jake and the crew of the F/V Saga have succeeded against all odds and did it on their own terms.
Read about the upgrades being made to the boat here.
“Fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.”
– Vincent Van Gogh