This design was developed for the West Coast fishery and has proven to be as capable offshore as well as in coastal operations from Alaska to southern California. Power is by a single 174-hp diesel to give a speed of 8/9 knots. More power can be fitted for those persons requiring greater speed.
The fish hold arrangement is divided into 3 holds- 2 aft (port & stbd) and one large one for’d on centreline. In the aft holds the centreline 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. There are also lockers and various storage areas.
Topsides there is a fully equipped deckhouse with helm station, navigation station, dinette, and galley. Adjacent to the main entrance is the washer/dryer station and oilskin locker.