Whitby boatbuilders Parkol Marine Engineering currently have three new vessels at varying stages of build, at the same time as carrying out a wide range of refit work, including a large-scale modernisation project on the Newlyn beamer Trevassa IV, reports David Linkie.

Above: Starting to fabricate the scalloper’s engineroom with the wing fuel tanks in position on the forward bulkhead.

With machinery installation and internal fit-out nearing an advanced stage of completion on Yard No 37, a versatile 26m whitefish vessel, for Lockers Trawlers Ltd of Whitby, is now being prepared for shot-blasting and full painting in Parkol’s covered building hall.

Scheduled to be launched in June, this new build features a triple Mitsubishi engine package, including a S6R2-T2MPTK-3 propulsion unit, Reintjes WAF474 7.476:1 reduction gearbox, S6B3 electrical/hydraulic auxiliary engine, and two 6D16 gensets.

French hydraulic specialist Bopp has manufactured the vessel’s deck machinery package, including 1 x 21t pair-seine winch, 2 x 16t split trawl winches, two 2 x 12t split net drums, 2 x 10t bagging drums and 1 x 7.5t Gilson winch.

Danish refrigeration specialists Nordkol will install the fishroom chilling system and two 4000kg Buus ice machines.

Construction of a 19m twin-rig trawler for Kinlochbervie skipper James Corbett, in partnership with Don Fishing, is also forging ahead, with hull plating nearing completion before being enclosed in a second building hall.

Of round bilge hull form, skipper James Corbett’s new boat has a registered length of 16.49m, a beam of 7m, depth moulded 4.06m and a draft of 4.85m.

A Mitsubishi S6R2 MPTK-F main engine (476kw @1350rpm) will drive a 2100mm-diameter propeller through a Reintjes 7.091:1 reduction gearbox. Mitsubishi 6D16 and Doosan L126TI auxiliary engines will drive the trawler’s main electrical and hydraulic systems.

EK Marine will again supply a bespoke deck machinery package, including a 3-drum 20t trawl winch, two 2 x 10t split net drums, 7.5t Gilson winch and an EKM knuckle boom crane, and a 24in W-sheave power block head.

Fabrication of the first hull modules of an automated scalloper, for John McAlister of Oban, started earlier this month.

Designed by Ian Paton of SC McAlister & Co Ltd, the round bilge hull has main dimensions of LOA 20.3m, registered length 16.49m, beam 7.4m, depth moulded 4.05m and draft 4.8m.

The centreline machinery package will consist of a Mitsubishi S6R2 T2-MPTK main engine (479kW @ 1350rpm), Reintjes WAF 374 gearbox with a reduction ratio of 7.09:1 and a 2200mm-diameter propeller and high efficiency fixed nozzle.

The scalloper’s hydraulics will be driven by a Mitsubishi S6B3 (335kW@1500) variable speed auxiliary engine. Electrical power will come from two Mitsubishi 6D16-T engines driving 100ekW 125kVa Stamford generators.

20,000 litres of fuel and 4,000 litres of freshwater will be carried.

EK Marine of Killybegs will supply the deck machinery package for the new scalloper, including 2 x 17t split trawl winches, 2 x 7t Gilson winches and 2 x 3t pulling down winches.

The new build will be equipped with hydraulically operated outrigger arms, out hull tipping doors and catch conveyors.

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