Macduff Shipyards signed over the new Zenith BF 106 to Mark, Paul and Adam Robertson and sons last week, following the completion of successful sea trials at the end of May.

The vessel steamed home to Fraserburgh on 1 June, where a few small jobs are being completed while the owners await licensing paperwork, ahead of her maiden trip.

Built at Macduff Shipyards’ Buckie yard, the new Zenith shares with the Excel BF 110 – delivered to skipper Derek Watt from the company’s Macduff yard last month – the distinction of being the first UK vessels fitted with Tier III-compliant engines, in line with the new emissions requirements for vessels with a keel laid after 1 January, 2021.

The vessel features a Caterpillar C18 main engine paired with a high-efficiency selective catalytic reduction system. Its bespoke deck machinery package was supplied and installed by Macduff Shipyards.

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

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