The new 14.99M vivier crabber Genesis H 37 was lowered into the river Esk on Saturday, 28 October.

Built by Parkol Marine Engineering for Genesis Fishing Ltd, the new vessel will be skippered by George Robson, who currently takes the Genesis Rose, which the company plans to sell shortly. His younger brother John Robson will continue to skipper the Genesis Enigma.

The new Genesis is lowered into the Esk at Whitby. (Photos: Paul Armstrong/The Artistic Lens)

George Robson’s wife Verity christened the new vessel, watched by crowds lining the bank on the opposite side of the river. Over 100 guests then attended the launch party, which was held in a marquee at the Parkol yard.

The new vessel has been completed ‘to a high standard’, owner Neil Robson told Fishing News, with the finishing touches now being made to the fit-out.

It is hoped that the new Genesis will get to sea at the end of November.

A full feature on the Genesis will appear in Fishing News soon.

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