Exmouth skipper Dominic Welsh has advanced his career further by replacing the 11.95m scalloper Jay C E 333 with the larger and newer Marina Emiel BM 19, reports David Linkie.
Designed by S C McAlister & Co Ltd, Marina Emiel was built by Newbury Engineering at Newhaven in 2011. Of 13.95m LOA, 13.45m registered length and a beam of 6.33m, the steel hulled boat was originally ordered by Bickerstaff Fishing Ltd of Newhaven before being bought by Brixham skipper Steve Rogers and completed at Brixham as Lady L BM 19.
Featuring a Caterpillar 3406 main engine, Reintjes 7:1 reduction gearbox, Padmos winch and two Cummins B series naturally aspirated and turbo-charged auxiliary engines driving the main electrical and hydraulic systems respectively, Lady L was subsequently bought by Seafield Emiel Trawlers of Brixham and renamed Marina Emiel.
Skipper Dominic Welsh intends fishing Marina Emiel until the end of June, when the vessel is scheduled to be fitted with new outer tipping doors and catch-conveyors by Parkol Marine Engineering at Whitby.
This extensive vessel refurbishment will also include fitting a new galley, remodelling the wheelhouse and general pipework in the engineroom. The scalloper will also be renamed and re-registered after being fully repainted.
Dominic Welsh’s previous boat Jay C is expected to be renamed Marina Emiel after being taken in the part-exchange transaction.
Also designed by Ian Paton of S C McAllister, the 11.95m LOA Jay C CO 333 was self-built at Caernarvon by James Tongue before starting scallop dredging in 2010. The following year Dominic Welsh became skipper of Jay C, when the scalloper’s original lifting poles were replaced with beams.
Jay C was later re-engined by Parkol when a new Scania propulsion unit was installed.