The latest completion by Macduff Shipyards Limited is the “Ellorah” for the Shaulora Fishing Company Limited, and will be skippered by Graeme Buchan and Graeme Smart, owners of the company.

The vessel is a new design by the Yard and is arranged as a twin rig prawn/whitefish trawler. The vessel will operate out of Fraserburgh through Fraserburgh Inshore Fishermen Ltd. Arranged to be under 16.5m registered length, and with a traditional layout, the hull form is a natural progression from existing designs by the Yard always seeking to improve. The hull form is double chine, with a box type ballast keel.

Macduff Profilers a division of Macduff Shipyards Limited cut the steel kit from cutting information prepared by Macduff Ship Design Limited, and fabrication of the hull was sub-contracted to Richards Dry Dock and Engineering Limited in Great Yarmouth.

The hull was then towed to Macduff for all the engineering work and fitting out to be completed.

The aluminium deckshelter and aluminium wheelhouse were also fabricated and fitted in Macduff.

The steel deckhouse is fitted rail to rail athwartships, with the shelterdeck space forward of the deckhouse being weathertight and the aft deckshelter space being non-weathertight.

Layout below deck from forward – forepeak complete with chain locker and water tank, fishroom, engineroom, and cabin with steering gear compartment.
Layout on main deck from forward – winch/fish handling area, deckhouse, and net handling area.

The main engine is a Caterpillar 3412C rated 540HP at 1800RPM with a Reintjes WAF274L reverse reduction gearbox with 7.043:1 reduction ratio, driving a 1800mm diameter 4 blade Kort propeller in a Kort XL fixed nozzle.

A Mitsubishi 6D16T auxiliary engine is arranged on the port side to drive the hydraulic pumps for the deck machinery. The engine is heat exchanger cooled and is rated 169HP. This engine is also arranged to drive a 46kw 415/3/50 generator.

The generator set arranged on the starboard side to the engineroom of a Mitsubishi S6S DT, which is heat exchanger cooled and arranged to drive a 46kw 415/3/50 generator.

A spring deadship starter is arranged for emergency. The sterngear was designed and manufacture by the Yard, and is fitted with Deep Sea Seals.

The Caterpillar main engine was supplied by Finning UK Ltd. The Mitsubishi auxiliary engines were supplied by Macduff Diesels Limited.

A FloScan fuel monitor is fitted.

Length overall.................... 18,95 meter
Length between PP........... 16.45 meter
Breadth moulded.............. 7,00 meter
Depth Moulded........... 4,00 meter
Tonnage .............................. 174 BT.

Fuel Oil........................... ~ 19.000 L
Freshwather................... ~ 7.350 L
Accommodation............. 4 personns.

The deck machinery package is as follows:
1 – Macduff 3 drum trawl winch
2 – Macduff split net drums
1 – Rotzler Gilson winch
1 – Thistle MKB7 kinked short post crane
1 – Thistle 24” powerblock
1 – Thistle landing winch
1 – curved towing bar and carriage
1 – standby pump with clutched pto on main engine

A Thrustmaster hydraulic bow thruster is operated off the deck machinery hydraulics.

Electrics and galley equipment by R D Downie Ltd, Fraserburgh.

Fire doors by Promat UK Ltd

Wheelhouse door by LibraPlast A/S Norway.

Fishroom insulation by Patsy Bruce, Fraserburgh

Steering gear – Tenfjord

Controls by Kobelt Ltd

Fire appliances by Blue Anchor Fire & Safety Ltd

LSA and pyrotechnics by Blue Anchor Fire & Safety Ltd

Wheelhouse windows by H K van Wingerden & Zn BV, Holland

Compass, clocks and barometer by T Gunn, Aberdeen

24v alternators by Transmotor, Denmark

Fish handling system by Macduff Shipyards Limited

Fishroom cooling and ice maker by Premier Refrigeration Ltd

Paint by Jotun Henry Clark

Wheelhouse seats by NorSap, Norway

Motor driven bilge/deckwash pumps by Bombas Azcue, Spain

Fuel filter/separator by CC Jensen

Pressure washer by Aberdeen Pressure Washer Centre

Exhaust mounts by AV Mounts UK Ltd

For details of fishing gear contact Fraserburgh Inshore Fishermen Ltd

Electronic wheelhouse equipment, supplied by Woodsons of Aberdeen Ltd

1 – Icom M8D1 R/T
2 – Sailor FR2048 VHF
1 – Icom 411 Class D GMDSS VHF
1 – Jotron TR2500 AIS
2 – Koden KGP-913 GPS
1 – Vector G2 GPS Gyro
1 – Koden CVS-833C echomaster
1 – Simrad BB80 radar
1 – Gill Windsonic
1 – Navitron 921 MKII autopilot
1 – Navitron 920 WFA
1 – Navitron 920 DHR
1 – Raymarine RAY430 loudhailer
1 – CCTV System
1 – Sailor TT3000E mini C system
1 – Globalstar satellite telephone
1 – Seatel 3004 TV system
1 – McMurdo E5 EPIRB
1 – Icom GM1600 handheld VHF + charger
1 – Navtex NAV-6
1 – Kramer 8x8 VGA matrix switcher
7 – 19” monitors
1 – Simrad RA50 radar

Photo: trawlerphotos.co.uk - stevkev & jimmyt

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