An order has been placed with French shipyard Piriou for a new 22.50 metre trawler for Armament Cabaret, with a delivery date in 2019. The newbuild will be registered in St Brieuc and is expected to operate in the Channel and Celtic Sea.
The 22.50 metre LOA, 7.30 metre beam vessel is designed by naval architecture Pantocarene, and it will replace Armament Cabaret’s present trawler Nominoe which was acquired in 2017. The company has been active since 1996 and operated 12 metre coastal trawlers Indomptable, Anthineas, Antheus and the 14.90 metre Ixia, all of which have since been sold.
The new venture is described as a joint effort between Jérôme Cabaret, Piriou, Pantocarene and broker Atlantic Marine Services.
‘This new order reinforces our position in the market for coastal fishing trawlers, a sector of activity that is at the core of the Group’s identity,’ said Piriou managing director Vincent Faujour.
‘This also confirms that we are always competitive on this type of vessel, and a player in the much needed renewal of the fleet. Jérôme Cabaret is the kind of entrepreneur we like at Piriou, we are proud to be involved in the company’s development.’
According to Jérôme Cabaret, finance for the new trawler has been facilitated by Crédit Maritime and Mer Invest.
‘Pierre-Yves Millet at Atlantic Marine Services has drawn up and completed the contract, and the meeting we had with M Celton and M Faujour at Piriou was enough to convince me of the experience and expertise the Piriou shipyard has at its disposal,’ Jérôme Cabaret said.
‘The new ship will replace Nominoe and has been designed to optimise the comfort and safety of my crew. This is part of a sustainable and responsible fishing venture,’ he said.