(Ref No fb737)
Type of craft: Stern Trawler
Survey: NZ Offshore Fishing Vessel 200nm
Designer and Builder: Stark Bros Ltd.
Length Overall: 16.80m
Design Water Length: 16.28m
Displacement: 115 Tonne
Free Running Speed: 9 knots
Main Engine: SCANIA DI12 59M 350 HP @ 1800 rpm
Gearbox: Hundested Marine Gear CPG-32 9.05:1
Propeller: Hundested Variable Pitch 9ó HP/HP, 1800mm diameter, 3 blade, LH Propeller
Bollard Pull: 6.4 tonnes @ 1800 rpm
Generator: Kohler Marine genset 28EF02D 3 phase, 28 KVA
Steering: Hydraulic operated single blade rudder
Nozzle: Fixed Nozzle
Radar: Furuno ARPA Radar M1835, 36nm colour radar
Compass: Saura MR-150
Depth Sounder: Furuno FCV295-NT
Sonar: WASSP WMB-160F Multi-beam sonar
Radio SSB: Icom IC-M801E SSB Radio
Radio VHF: Uniden Oceanus UM415 VHF Radio
Auto Pilot: Furuno Nav pilot 700
GPS: Furuno SC-30 Sat Compass
Chart Plotting: SeaPlot PRO
Watch Alarm: BHM autopilot watch-keeping alarm
EPIRB: Kannad 406 float free
Trawl Winches: Hydraulic split winches, computer controlled, auto scrolling/wire counting,1800m x 14mm wire per winch
Cod End Winches: 2 x Rotzler TC2
Unloading Winch: 1 x Rotzler TH1
Net Rollers: 1 x Main, and 1 x spare net roller
Fish Hold: 40 cubic metres capacity
Refrigeration: Brema Saltwater Ice Maker, 1500kg /24hr and cold wall refrigeration panels in fish hold
Paint: International Paints
Liferaft: RFD Surviva 4 man SOLAS A pack
Fuel Capacity: 9500 litres
Fresh Water Capacity: 3100 litres
Lube Oil Capacity: 820 litres
Waste Water Capacity: 60 litres
Hydraulic Oil Capacity: 1000 litres
It was dry docked in July 2020 for its 4 yearly out of water survey including Tailshaft and Propellor survey, valves, anodes and underwater painting, etc. It is also fitted with a WASSP system, which helps when fishing new grounds or areas where foul ground is known as they can be mapped precisely with an underwater "3D picture" displayed.
It is in survey with SGS M&I and is surveyed as an NZ Offshore Fishing Vessel (to 200nm offshore), it is also within the MOSS system with MNZ and is fully compliant in all aspects of safe vessel operation.
The owners run a relatively comprehensive set of spreadsheets which track Weekly Servicing / Maintenance Worklist / Safety Equipment / Parts Lists. The Weekly Servicing is tracked with each item assigned an hourly interval for servicing, enabling a weekly service list to be generated based on the engine hours.
Whilst it is understood the catch value and quantity achieved by a fishing vessel is dependent on the skipper, the area it fishes and also the catch plan and ACE available, so it is difficult to make comparisons as to the quantity of fish we catch vs the quantity of fish another operator might catch with it. However as a guide, it catches about 900 – 1000 tonnes of fish per year, operation is 5 days per week, and about 46 weeks a year, and it fishes with Skipper and 2 crew. So as you can see it can and has caught a lot of fish, very efficiently.
The owners believe this length vessel 16.8m and 115 tonnes displacement is ideally suited to the NZ coast, and straddles the inshore / middle depth fishery extremely well. This will be the case for many other countries and fisheries.
It will carry 480 standard sized plastic bins in the fish hold stacked 9 bins high, which is refrigerated with cold wall panels, as well using flake ice from the onboard salt water ice maker.
The vessel also has a variable pitch propeller (as with all their vessels), providing the maximum benefit in fuel efficiency possible. It has a Bollard Pull of 6.4 tonnes which is impressive for a vessel of her size. Fuel Use: The vessel has an average of 36 litres fuel used per engine hour over the past 2 years.
The capabilities and presentation of this 7 year old vessel will impress. Built in Lloyds A Grade steel plate over shipbuilding bulb flat ( Holland Profile) frames for strength and paint performance, it is obviously above spec for a 16m boat and built to last. Fitted with Stability Wings, it is a stable platform for crew comfort and fishing operations. With all the necessary fishing electronics to catch fish in a wide range of conditions and to then maximise the value of fresh fish, while utilising a CPP, Fixed nozzle with Rudder to maximise bollard pull and minimise fuel consumption. In addition to standard echo sounder, the vessel also has a WASSP – specialist Wide Angle Sonar give 3D bottom mapping, and Marport net and trawl door monitors, 2 net rollers and good trawl winches, a conveyor from deck pound to sorting table inside the shelter deck, carrying 480 bins in the refrigerated hold, with the onboard Salt Water Ice maker, this vessel is fully self-contained with its own unloading derrick to land fish from the hold directly to the wharf or truck.