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Last week we brought you Rebecca, our first new build vessel for Lockers Trawlers. This week we bring you the second boat to be built for them in as many years, "Our Lass", a.k.a Yard 003.

Launched in the summer of 2000, “Our Lass” heralded the new millennium with style. 

Powered by the Caterpiller 3408 TA generating 350.5 kw power the steel hull single/twin trawler was designed by Ian Paton, along with input from Arnold Locker, and built by Parkol.  She was built with a fully refrigerated fishroom helping to maintain both the quality and ultimately the quantity of the catch.

From 2013 she became Asteria and then in 2017 she was converted to a netter and registered with Waterdance Ltd. She was renamed Amanda of Ladram.*

Take a look at our new build update from Ceri this week, and for Yard 051. Waterdance’s new gill netter will be launching in mid-March and will take the name, Amanda of Ladram.



It’s 50 years this year since Parkol was founded and we want to celebrate in style. We hope to have a proper knees’ up when it’s safe to do so, but for now we’re kicking off our festivities by sharing some photos of the vessels we have built and worked on.

Originally formed in 1971, the business started out as a marine repair yard, further up the road from the current Whitby yard, at Spital Bridge. After being asked if they could build a new vessel, Parkol ventured into the boat-building business.

Jacqueline Ann was our first new build - Yard 001. She launched from our Eskside Wharf yard in August 1997. The 19.11 tonne 9.99m Scalloper, designed by Ian Paton of SC McAllister & Co Ltd was built for owner's I F Hall & D I A Maclachlain.

Photo credit: the late Peter Mallinson

It's always a proud moment when Parkol is featured in the press and it feels even more poignant in today's environment as we look back at our achievements and tenaciously face the challenges of the coming year.   

This article by Phil Penfold and James Hardisty of the Yorkshire Post celebrates the heritage of boat building in Yorkshire and the significant role that Parkol Marine Engineering Ltd plays in that. Click here to read the front page article in the Yorkshire Post Magazine.


Credits: Article by Phil Penfold. Pictures by James Hardisty @snapperjim. ©YorkshirePost Newspapers


Just a week after launching Reliance III in Whitby and we've done it again!

On 10th September 260-tonne Havara was launched at our Middlesbrough yard. It will serve as a salmon feed support vessel and it is eventually headed for the Shetland Islands.


Photo credit: Mike Upton


It was a proud moment when Reliance III launched in Whitby following one of the most challenging times that Parkol has faced since it started back in the 70s. Despite the set-backs caused by COVID-19 the vessel was launched on schedule, which is testament to everyone who worked on her.

This is the second boat that Parkol have built for owner John Clark. We built Reliance II for him back in June 2009. Now that she is in the water, there will be approximately a three weeks of testing, commissioning, sea and fishing trials. 

Reliance III is a 20 meter 190 ton twin rig trawler for catching fish such as haddock, cod, monk fish, megram, and prawn. It has been built with crew safety in mind, John has incorporated a number of new safety features plus is a more economical and environmentally friendly vessel to run.


Photo credit: Dave Linkie, Fishing News