Trefjar has delivered a new 12.50 metre, 6.70 metre longliner from its yard in Hafnarfjörður to owners based in Sandgerði in the south-west of Iceland.
Hulda GK-17 is a Cleopatra 40BB measuring 30gt and designed to operate year-round as an automated longliner. Replacing an older boat of the same name, Hulda has been designed in co-operation with Ráðgarður, built for Blakksnes ehf and is skippered by Emanúel Thórður Magnússon.
The longline installation includes an automated baiter, storage racks and a longline hauler, all supplied by Mustad and with the hauler located in its own compartment. The deck equipment is from Micro and Stálorka, and the icemaker and pre-chiller are from Kæling. Hulda has a TMP discharging crane delivered by Ásafl.
The midships fishroom is laid out for 54 x 460 litre tubs.
Hulda has bunks for a crew of eight in four separate cabins in the accommodation space forward. There is a large galley and mess area, as well as toilet, shower and laundry facilities, making Hulda suitable for working longer trips if required.
The wheelhouse electronics are supplied by Sónar and are mainly JRC systems.
The main engine is an 800hp Doosan 4V222TI (22L) powering a free-standing ZF665 reduction gear. The two gensets are 105 kW Scam/FPT units supplied by Ásafl. The hydraulic aft and bow thrusters are linked to the autopilot to be activated automatically.