Irish yard Mooney Boats has delivered a 24m pelagic trawler/purse seiner to the Atlantic Dawn Group of Killybegs, Co Donegal, reports Tim Oliver.

Ella in Mooney’s fabrication shed as she neared completion.

Ella in Mooney’s fabrication shed as she neared completion.

Named Ella G 233, the vessel replaces the Atlantic Dawn Group’s Star of Hope and complements three new 64m vessels currently under construction in Turkey for the company.

Designed by Ove Kristensen of Danish firm Vestværftet, the 24.47m registered-length vessel (27.38 LOA) has an 8.10m beam, and her sweeping lines give practical advantages such as enhanced wheelhouse visibility as well as a modern appearance.

Mooney Boats pre-designed the internal layout three-dimensionally to comfortably accommodate the latest technologies, which allowed the owners to virtually ‘walk through’ the vessel and review layouts and finishes prior to fitting out.

The accommodation is finished to the highest standards. Expertly crafted bespoke timber furniture can be found throughout the living quarters, which have been brought into the 21st century with the use of accessible charging ports, modern LED strip lighting, Mooney’s distinctive TV and mess seating, underfloor heating, air conditioning and innovative storage facilities.

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