Ship Review | Inter-Nos – A round sardine fishing net has been delivered to a fishing family in the UK
The Lambourne family based in the UK coastal town of Newlyn recently took delivery of a new catamaran trawler built by compatriot J Smith Butts.
Between numbers They will be used primarily to catch sardines. The design work that went into the ship included incorporating features intended to increase available space and improve efficiency. In addition to ensuring stability, the boat’s hulls have ample space to install four insulated seawater tanks to house some of the catch.
The new building has an LOA of 15 metres, a width of six metres, and accommodation for up to four crew members. Two Volvo Penta D8A5-A-MH main engines driving the propellers via ZF gearboxes allow the boat to reach a service speed of 10.5 knots. Sleipner SidePower thrusters are installed front and rear to provide additional lateral maneuverability.
Deck equipment includes the Spencer Carter slave carrier, MacGregor Triplex net, fish pump, seawater separator/pump and a stern-mounted Thistle Marine telescopic winch. The crane’s access will allow the safe landing of fish under a range of tidal conditions. Pumps have features that help regulate the amount of water used during transfer operations, thus maintaining water quality.
The open aft deck can accommodate insulated docks with a maximum gross capacity of 10 tons. Flake ice loaded at the port can be converted into slush ice with the help of on-board facilities. The melted ice will then be loaded into deck tubs to help preserve the catch.
The electronics suite includes a Furuno radar and sonar, a TimeZero chartplotter, audio equipment, and interconnected displays. Although located on the starboard side of the wheelhouse interior, the helm station has an ergonomic design to enable boat skipper and owner Will Trainer to operate the vessel more efficiently.
Seaquest provided the hydraulics for the boat, which also comes with load-sensing controls.
MCA compliant accommodation spaces on board consist of a fully equipped galley and four berths. A mess table was also installed in the wheelhouse.
|Circle net fishing vessel
|What is with you:
|Lamborn family, United Kingdom
|J Smith Boats, UK
|2 x Volvo Penta D8A5-A-MH
|2 x ZF
|2 x fans
|2 x Slipner SidePower
|Other deck equipment:
|Spencer Carter, a slave transporter
|Macgregor Triplex Net Hauler; Fish pump separator/seawater pump