New Lunar Bow from Karstensens
The Buchan family has signed a contract with the Karstensens shipyard in Skagen for a new pelagic vessel to be delivered in January 2020, replacing a vessel built in 2008.
The new Lunar Bow is a Karstensens design and will measure 80 metres LOA with a 16 metre beam.
It will have a WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ propulsion package with a 10V31 main engine, twin Caterpillar C32 auxiliaries, KarmÃ¸y Winch deck equipment and a Johnson Controls RSW system.
The contract for the new purser-trawler was signed at the DanFish exhibition yesterday by Knud Degn Karstensen and Kent Damgaard of Karstensens SkibsvÃ¦rft and skipper Alexander John (AJ) Buchan.
â€˜Itâ€™s a big step up for us and this will be similar to the latest vessels, Kings Cross and Pathway, with similar capacity,â€™ he said, adding that Lunar Bow will be half a metre wider and with a metre more length.
â€˜Karstensens are definitely doing something very right and weâ€™re very happy with their product,â€™ he commented.
He said that the decision was taken to stick with a vessel capable of alternating purse seining and trawling.
â€˜We think itâ€™s beneficial to have purse seine-caught fish for some markets. We purse seine for mackerel, and trawl for all our other fish.â€™
Lunar Bow joins the companyâ€™s two existing vessels, Kings Cross and Pathway, both recent deliveries from Karstensens SkibsvÃ¦rft.
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