Parkol Marine Engineering has started to fabricate the first hull modules for a new 14.95m vivier crabber for Brown and Bright Shellfish Ltd of Brixham, reports David Linkie.

Ordered by Brixham potting skippers Paul Brown and Nick Bright, the new vivier vessel is of similar design to Ebonniê BM 176, which Nick Bright ordered from Parkol almost exactly 10 years ago. Since then Ebonniê has performed consistently well under the command of full-time skipper Paul Brown.

Designed again by Ian Paton of S C McAllister & Co Ltd Paul Brown and Nick Bright’s new boat will have a registered length of 14.15m, 5.9m beam and a moulded depth of 3.5m. The double chine steel hull will include a semi-bulbous bow, soft nose stem, transom stern and a full-length shelterdeck. A full width deck casing, including a skipper’s cabin, will be arranged across the transom, with pots being shot through an opening aft of amidships on the starboard side. A six berth accommodation cabin will be located aft under the main deck.

The vessel’s 30m³ vivier-hold will be served by a combined seawater circulation and aeration system. Two bait stores, one of which will be refrigerated, will be located in the dry hold on either side of the central vivier trunking.

A 1.5t Britannia Celtic slave pot hauler will be mounted forward on the underside of the shelterdeck.

Brown and Bright Shellfish’s new vivier vessel will be powered by a Scania DI 1307IM main engine (294kW @ 1800rpm) coupled to a Twin Disc MG 5114DC 4.86:1 reduction gearbox. Twin Iveco NA55M2A auxiliaries (73kW @ 1500rpm) driving 62.5kVA auxiliary generator sets will also be fitted.

Parkol Marine Engineering has started to fabricate the first hull modules for a new 14.95m vivier crabber for Brown and Bright Shellfish Ltd of Brixham, reports David Linkie. Ordered by Brixham potting skippers Paul Brown and Nick Bright, the new vivier vessel is of similar design to Ebonniê BM 176, which Nick Bright ordered from Parkol almost exactly 10 years ago. Since then Ebonniê has performed consistently well under the command of full-time skipper Paul Brown. Designed again by Ian Paton of S C McAllister & Co Ltd Paul Brown and Nick Bright’s new boat will have a registered length of 14.15m, 5.9m beam and a moulded depth of 3.5m. The double chine steel hull will include a semi-bulbous bow, soft nose stem, transom stern and a full-length shelterdeck. A full width deck casing, including a skipper’s cabin, will be arranged across the transom, with pots being shot through an opening aft of amidships on the starboard side. A six berth accommodation cabin will be located aft under the main deck. The vessel’s 30m³ vivier-hold will be served by a combined seawater circulation and aeration system. Two bait stores, one of which will be refrigerated, will be located in the dry hold on either side of the central vivier trunking. A 1.5t Britannia Celtic slave pot hauler will be mounted forward on the underside of the shelterdeck. Brown and Bright Shellfish’s new vivier vessel will be powered by a Scania DI 1307IM main engine (294kW @ 1800rpm) coupled to a Twin Disc MG 5114DC 4.86:1 reduction gearbox. Twin Iveco NA55M2A auxiliaries (73kW @ 1500rpm) driving 62.5kVA auxiliary generator sets will also be fitted.