Fruitful Bough - Yard No 045

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Launched at our Whitby yard in April well ahead of schedule,  Robert West steamed up to Peterhead and almost immediately set out putting her through her paces before returning to Whitby after sea trails. 

Fishing trials went without a hitch, and provided a brief snapshot of Fruitful Bough’s potential, in terms of towing capabilities, fuel economy and quiet running. 

Ian Paton of SC McAllister designed a new round bilge hull, with particular attention given to the bow and underwater stern sections.  With a full bulbous bow, flared bow section and fine waterline entry makes sure that her beam is carried well forward.  Fitted with a full length shelterdeck,heated oil skin lockers, state of the art galley and cabins, all helping to ensure crew comfort and safety. 

The wheel house is the first new build of its class to be fitted with Woodsons’ new 4K Multiview control system, consisting of three 49in display screens and a further eight 24in monitors arranged in the overhead console and aft at center trawl console.  Also fitted are 2 x 8 CCTV camera system, with a further 2 cameras serving the aft quarter.  Her full CCTV system includes an underwater hull camera focused on the propeller, nozzle and rudder.

Build Number #45

Twin Rig Trawler

Rob West of Fruitful Bough Fishing Company
Home Port: Peterhead

Class: SeaFish Industry Authority Rules for the Construction of Steel Fishing Vessels of less than 24 Metres Registered Length

Completed: April 2019

Technical Specification
Hull Material:
Main Engine:
Caterpillar C18 ACERT
Auxiliary Engine:
Cummins QSL9 auxiliary engine (212kW @ 1,800rpm),
Masson Marine MMW 6000 gearbox of 9.916:1 reduction
Length OA:
Beam MLD:
Moulded Depth:
10 knots
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