Boat

  • Fishing News Awards: Under-15m Boat of the Year

    Fishing News Awards: Under-15m Boat of the Year

    27th March 2024

    The Fishing News Awards’ Under-15m Boat of the Year award, which will be judged by an industry panel, will be made to a new or significantly rebuilt vessel under 15m LOA that joined the UK or Irish fleets in 2023,…

  • Galatea K 112 boat review

    Galatea K 112 boat review

    17th January 2024

    This impressive new shellfish catamaran for Orkney combines a Gerry Smyth-built hull and Marvig Boatyard fit-out. Our review of Galatea K 112… The recent arrival of the newest addition to the static-gear fleet in Orkney was a proud moment for…

  • Smyth crabber joins Orkney fleet

    Smyth crabber joins Orkney fleet

    3rd January 2024

    Galathea, built for the Orkney crab fishery, arrived home to the small port of Pierowall, on the island of Westray, last month. Brothers Paul and Adam Tulloch, opting to fish for shellfish rather than follow their father Tommy, who for…

  • Prolific LK 986 Boat Review

    Prolific LK 986 Boat Review

    2nd October 2023

    The latest addition to Shetland’s whitefish fleet, the 24.9m stern trawler Prolific LK 986, arrived alongside at Lerwick just before midnight on 6 July, after a 3,500-mile, 17-day delivery trip from Croatia. The new vessel joins her identical sistership Copious…

  • Boat review: Altaire LK 429

    Boat review: Altaire LK 429

    18th September 2023

    State-of-the-art Karstensens build joins Shetland pelagic fleet Karstensens Skibsvaerft handed over yard number 469, the 79.95m Altaire LK 429, to the Altaire Fishing Company on 29 June. The new vessel, which was named in Skagen at the end of May,…

  • State-of-the-art Kingfisher Beryl M blessed at Hayle

    State-of-the-art Kingfisher Beryl M blessed at Hayle

    17th August 2023

    On 3 August over 50 people attended the blessing and official launch of the state-of-the-art Kingfisher K26 Beryl M SS 8 at Hayle in North Cornwall. To celebrate the life of his late grandmother, skipper/owner Ben Eglinton has carried forward…

  • Last voyage for decommissioned fishing vessels

    Last voyage for decommissioned fishing vessels

    22nd June 2023

    Two Irish vessels head to Denmark to be broken up Two Aran Islands fishing vessels which were approved for Ireland’s decommissioning scheme made their final trip earlier this month. The Connacht Ranger and Conquest in the Caledonian Canal en route…

  • Boat review: Excel BF 110

    Boat review: Excel BF 110

    21st June 2023

    The latest twin-rig trawler to join Fraserburgh fleet has the distinction of being the UK’s first Tier III-compliant build. Here is a snippet of our look at the Excel BF 110… The crew, suited and booted, at the launch party…

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