Fraserburgh skipper Davie Milne and the crew of the new 27.5m pair-seiner Faithlie FR 220 landed 1,200 boxes of well mixed fish into Peterhead at the end of last week after fishing their way home from Denmark with Audacious BF 83, reports David Linkie.

Above: Faithlie approaching Peterhead with 1,200 boxes aboard on Thursday morning of last week.

Faithlie’s skipper and crew were pleased with how Faithlie, which replaces their previous boat Adorne II FR 220, performed on their six-day maiden trip.

Designed for both pair-seining and fly-shooting, Faithlie was built by Vestværftet ApS, Hvide Sande, for skipper Davie Milne in partnership with Don Fishing.

Port quarter view of Faithlie.

Fishing activities on Faithlie, which has a beam of 7.7m, are focused towards the stern of the full-length shelterdeck, with catches being bagged centrally across the transom.

Faithlie’s deck machinery, including 2 x 20t power reels and three 2 x 12t split net drums, was supplied by Thyborøn Skibs and Motor A/S. Rapp Marine net handling and landing cranes are also fitted.

Powered by a Caterpillar 3508C Tier II-compliant main engine (577kW @ 1200rpm), Mekanord 450HS 6.47:1 reduction gearbox and a matching Korsor 2500mm-diameter CP propeller and nozzle, Faithlie recorded an average top speed of 11 knots on trials.

A detailed feature on Faithlie, which is insured by Sunderland Marine, will be included in Fishing News next month.

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