Summer Rose

Project Details

‘Fishing News’ New Boat of the Year Award

Steel-hulled  motor fishing vessel of round bilge, transom stern, bulbous bow and soft nose stem. She is rigged for scallop dredge fishing, with dredge tipping doors and catch handling conveyors for 10 dredges a side. Below deck she has been subdivided by four watertight bulkheads into: aft accommodation with steering gear, engine room, hold and forepeak tank / sonar / gear store. Aft deckhouse for combined galley and mess, washroom, lobby, oilskin locker and workshop, with wheelhouse over. Main deck working area has split trawl winches, hinged outrigger arms, with catch conveyors and dredge tipping doors incorporated into bulwark sides. Focsle catch sorting, washing and handling, compartment and store. Open-sided shelter deck fitted over the main deck, inboard of dredges, between deckhouse and focsle.

Huge consideration was given to maximise fishing efficiency, crew safety, fuel economy and catch quality. Positioned on the shelter deck aft of the wheelhouse and forward of the rudder stock, the towing arms can be extended 2.5m. The extending towing arms offer two major advantages: in terms of safety, they eliminate the need for crewmen to reach out over the side of the vessel when clipping in the gilson hook, as the hanging block is easily brought to the side, and when turning during a tow, the arm on the inside of the turn can be brought in, which brings the fulcrum point closer to the hull and gives maximum turning leverage.

Yard Number 042
Description 20-metre scallop trawler
Build Year 2018
Class SeaFish Industry Authority Rules for the Construction of Steel Fishing Vessels of less than 24 Metres Registered Length
Flag UK
Construction Steel
Length O/A 20.30 m
Breadth Moulded 7.40 m
Depth Moulded 4.05 m