OUR FLEET

​We have two different types of commercial boats; gill net boats and trap net boats
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Southwester


This tug was built by Burger Boats in 1946, it is 45' with a Caterpillar engine.

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Trygg


This tug is 38' built in 1945 by Burger Boats and powered with a Caterpillar engine.

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Patriot


This tug is a Marinette 42, built by Marinette Marine in 1946 and rehabbed by Hickey Bros. Research in 2012. It is powered with a Cummins engine.

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Kokanee


This tug is a Marinette 35, built by Marinette Marine in 1947 and rehabbed by Hickey Bros. Research in 2007. It is powered with a Cummins engine.

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Lars


Originally constructed for the WI DNR by Schwarz in Two Rivers WI in 1977. Hickey Bros Research refurbished in 2004 for use as a trap net boat. Powered with a Cummins engine.

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Norska


This boat was originally a charter boat in Algoma WI and was refurbished by Hickey Bros Research in 1998. This boat is powered with a Cummins engine.

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Finn


Originally a Chris Craft Roamer, this boat was refurbished and repurposed by Hickey Bros Research into a fisheries research vessel in 2007. This is powered with a Cummins engine.

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Gunnar J


This boat was designed by Hickey Bros. Research and fabricated by Doug's Custom Welding. This is a 46' aluminum trap net boat used on Lake Michigan/Green Bay. Powered with a Cummins engine. 

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Northwester


This boat was designed by Hickey Bros. Research and fabricated by Doug's Custom Welding. This is a 47' aluminum research vessel. Powered by a Cummins engine.

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Hickey Bros

This tug is a Marinette 35, built by Marinette Marine in 1947 and is currently being refurbished by Hickey Bros. Research. It is powered with a Cummins engine.

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Sheepshead


This is a Vinette research vessel built in 1955 and Hickey Bros Research refurbished in 1998 & 2008. This is currently used as a research vessel utilized for trawling, trap netting, and gill netting. This is powered by a Caterpillar engine. 

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RV/Musky II


This is a 1960, 45' Pasch hull constructed for use as a research vessel on the Great Lakes. This vessel is utilized for trawling and gill netting. This vessel is powered with a John Deere.

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Stuth Bros.

This boat was designed by Hickey Bros. Research and fabricated by Doug's Custom Welding in 2019. This is a 38' aluminum research vessel. Powered by a Volvo engine.