Entry #1 of Parkol built boats in Fishing News Awards “Boat of the Year” category is Amanda of Ladram.

At 20.40 metres overall length, she is the first new netter of this size to be built for the UK in nearly 20 years. Joined the Waterdance fleet last April. Of round bilge design with a transom stern, bulbous bow and soft-nose stem, the vessel is based on the hull that designer Ian Paton of SC McAllister & Co developed for the Reliance III BF 800.

Particular emphasis was placed on achieving the optimum hauling/wheelhouse viewing position for maximum fishing safety, so the wheelhouse is offset to starboard and positioned further forward than is usual, with deep forward-facing windows that give a commanding view of the hauling station. The Volvo main engine drives a 2,300mm-diameter VP propellor through a Heimdal 8.9:1 reduction gearbox.

Vote for Amanda of Ladram here:

Sea trials photos by Ceri Oakes