In the winter of 71’/72’ Phil built himself one of the largest fishing in the fleet measuring 45’. Uncommon to the area at this time, the V bottom named Miramichi Pride was powered by twin 454 Chevy gas engines. She was the fastest around and hard to catch!

Miramichi Pride was the first wooden boat in Atlantic Canada to have a flared-out bow stem. At the drop of a hat, it caught the eye of many and became a Guimond trademark.