This design was developed for the urchin fishery on Canada’s west coast and has proven to be as capable offshore as well as in coastal operations. Power is by a single 250 hp diesel to give a speed of 8/9 knots. More power can be fitted for those persons requiring greater pulling power for trawling.
The fish hold is divided into 6 ‘cells’ fitted with the option of brails to facilitate handling of fish and boat maintenance. The centerline watertight bulkhead will minimize free surface effect. Alternate hold arrangements can be adopted to suit the owner’s requirements.
Construction is of welded aluminum with a bottom of 1/4″ plate (3/8″ plate aft) over transverse and longitudinal frames. Hull sides, decks, and superstructure are built to similar tough standards to give years of trouble free service.
The interior layout illustrated is but one of several that can be fitted to suit owner’s needs. Shown is a layout with permanent berths for 4 persons in the foc’sle with an adjacent ‘head’ with shower.
Topsides there is a fully equipped wheelhouse forward plus aft, there is a good sized galley with fully equipped dinette.