Debbie V can accommodate seven dredges aside, hauled to raised top sides before being emptied into stainless steel conveyor hoppers (see main image).


Owners: Amethyst Fishing Company, Mylor, Cornwall
Designer: Denis Swire, Porthleven, Cornwall
Boatyard: Hull and superstructure – Mashfords, Cremyll, Cornwall; Fit-out – various local contractors, project managed by Amethyst Fishing Company
Agent: Falfish, Cornwall


Length overall: 11.99m; Beam: 5.9m; Draft: 3.4m; Displacement: 80t; Fuel: 8,000 litres; Freshwater: 4,800 litres; Hydraulic oil: 800 litres; Fishroom: 20t bulk capacity


Main engine: Volvo Penta D13 MH of 221kW @ 1,800rpm,
driving through a ZF W350 5.955:1 reduction gearbox to a Michigan 1,600mm-diameter four-bladed fixed-pitch propeller in a 1,620mm-diameter x 850mm fixed nozzle. Speed: 10 knots.
Auxiliary engine: Four-cylinder Kubota V2203 – 30kVA – 415V
Bilge and deck pumps: 2 x 2in Jabsco belt-driven, one for bilge pumping and one for deck wash; 240V bilge pump;
2 x Jabsco Parmax pumps for freshwater pumping and balancing water tanks


Supplier: Spencer Carter, Penryn, Cornwall
Two-drum trawl winch specially designed for heavy-duty scalloping c/w uprated brakes and oversized drums;
4 x 3t Rotzler Gilsons; 2 x 2t Rotzler Gilsons


Catch-handling system: Stainless steel catch conveyors and hoppers – MW Engineering, Aberdeen;
Fishroom refrigeration: Alpino Services, Polruan, Cornwall


Supplier: SIRM UK Marine Ltd, Penryn, Cornwall
JRC radar and sounder; Olex twin-screen plotting system c/w AIS, ground definition and ARPA overlay; MaxSea TimeZero plotter; 2 x Furuno GP32 GPS receivers; Navitron NT951G autopilot; 2 x Sailor 6215 DSC VHFs; SIRM UK 4G internet booster; Swan four-camera CCTV system; Panasonic wide-screen TV


Scallop dredges: Frames – Deeside Marine, Kirkcudbright;
Chain bellies – Jon Reid, Brixham; Bobbin and tipping bars – Amethyst Fishing Company; Warp: Karl Thomson, Buckie – 2 x 150 fathoms of 14mm warp; Miscellaneous chandlery: Gael Force and MarineCo


1 x four-berth cabin


Engine controls: Volvo electronic; Insurance: Sunderland Marine; Lifesaving appliances: Survitec, Newlyn; Steering: Hydro-Slave; Wheelhouse seat: BMW 7 Series