Whitby boatbuilder Parkol Marine Engineering currently has four new fishing vessels in varying stages of build, marking a significant first, reports David Linkie.

Above: Framing the engineroom section of a 26m pair-seiner, similar to Victory Rose.

Fabrication work in progress for the hull of a 20.3m automated scallop vessel.

At the same time as the inclining and ballasting of Victory Rose is scheduled to take place, in preparation for engine commissioning and trials, a similar build is already taking shape in the yard’s fabrication hall, where the engineroom hull section is already fully-framed.

Construction and fit-out of a 19m twin-rig trawler for Kinlochbervie skipper James Corbett, in partnership with Don Fishing, is also progressing well under cover.

Scheduled to be launched in November, this new build features a Mitsubishi S6R2 MPTK-F main engine, together with Mitsubishi 6D16 and Doosan L126TI auxiliary engines. A bespoke deck machinery package manufactured by EK Marine of Killybegs is also fitted.

Hull fabrication of an automated scalloper for the Star Fishing Company Ltd of Oban is also moving forward well.

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.

A 19m twin-rig trawler for skipper James Corbett is scheduled to be launched in November.

The scalloper’s hydraulics will be driven by a Mitsubishi 6D24 variable speed auxiliary engine. Electrical power will come from two Mitsubishi 6D16-T engines driving 100ekW 125kVa Stamford generators.

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

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