It has been over 10 years now since Deadliest Catch star, Captain Phil Harris died. Currently, Captain Phil’s son Josh Harris, along with Casey McManus are co-captains of his crab boat, the F/V Cornelia Marie. Named after the owner’s ex-wife, what is the latest news on the famed fishing boat? Who now owns the F/V Cornelia Marie now?
Who Owns The Deadliest Catch Boat The F/V Cornelia Marie?
Deadliest Catch stars Josh Harris and Casey McManus are co-captains. Turns out, they are also co-owners of the F/V Cornelia Marie. According to an interview with Yahoo, Captain Casey explained the ownership situation. Josh Harris owns the majority of the boat. Casey, and two other investors, Roger Thomas and Kari Toivola, make up the entire ownership team.
Some people were hard on Josh Harris for not fully owning his father’s boat. Many would have liked to just see Josh or Josh and Casey co-own. Captain Casey explained that if it was not for the other two owners, Josh would be up the preverbal creek. Owning a crab fishing boat is expensive and includes a lot of responsibilities.
These responsibilities include updating and refurbishing the boat.
F/V Cornelia Marie Partners Are Hands On!
While Deadliest Catch fans don’t see Thomas and Toivola on the show, when it comes to maintenance, they are there. When the boat is docked, Casey shared that they are “all over it in coveralls.” Both men are “hands on.”
They have some useful skills that allow them to weld and cut steel. That is important when you own a crab boat. That is because the Bering Sea is pretty rough on the structure.
Over the past few years, the quartet has upgraded the bathroom, the captain’s room, state rooms and the wheelhouse. In the updated wheelhouse, they added fancy new radar systems. This is important for safety when they are out on the treacherous Bering Sea.
There are even more updates, including new rudder controls. Although the famed crab boat was built in 1989, it is faster than ever. New changes to the propellers have made the crab boat faster than ever. Captain Phil, the speed demon, would have loved the speed.
Thanks to this talented team, the boat has had quite an overhaul. The F/V Cornelia Marie has been modernized and cleaned up and ready to fish.
How Did Deadliest Catch Boat Get Name?
How did the F/V Cornelia Marie get its name? Turns out, the former owner Ralph Collins name it after his wife Cornelia Marie. When the couple got divorced, she got her namesake boat in the deal. Then, she sold some shares to the boat’s captain, Phil Harris.
When Captain Phil died 10 years ago, his shares were part of his estate. We can assume that Jake Harris inherited some of the boat, but he is currently not a co-owner. Josh Harris still has hopes that one day he will be fishing on the F/V Cornelia Marie once again.
Right now, the only Harris fishing is Deadliest Catch star Captain Josh.