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Our entry #2 in Fishing News Awards “Boat of the Year” category is Ambitious II.

Built for David and Niall Kirwan of Clogherhead, the 26.70m multi-rig prawn freezer trawler Ambitious II was delivered last September. This build was a double first for Parkol: our first export to the Republic of Ireland and the first vessel built with Danish naval architect Vestværftet.

Ambitious II is of round bilge construction with a bulbous bow and transom stern. The shelterdeck extends almost to the transom, leaving an open aft deck from which to shoot and haul the gear. The deck machinery package was supplied by EK Marine, with the deck layout reflecting the style of the Kirwan brothers’ previous French-built vessels. The Mitsubishi S6R2-T2MPTAW3M main propulsion engine is coupled to a Reintjes WGF 773 gearbox to turn a 3,000mm-diameter five-bladed fixed-pitch propeller in a high-efficiency nozzle.

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Photography by Mike Upton