The Gunnar J is the new 46-foot aluminum trap net boat powered by a Cummins QSC 660 engine, built by Hickey Bros. Research.
The construction was supervised by Todd Stuth at Hickey Bros. Research, with help from Dennis and Jeff Hickey, Steve Warwick and John Tong.
The hull was built by a highly experienced crew of former Palmer Johnson employees – Doug Petersilka, Jim Junion, Jim Maccaux, Mike LaHaye, Dan Petersilka and Scott Salzsieder.
The boat will fish Lake Michigan for the Hickey Bros. Fishery. It is named after Gunnar Stuth, son of Todd Stuth and the youngest grandson of Dennis Hickey.