Icelandic boatbuilder Trefjar has delivered one of its largest designs to owners in western Norway. Ventura is a Cleopatra 50, and the new GRP vessel replaces an older steel fishing vessel.
Built for fishing company Ventura AS, owned by Martin André Leinebø, the 15 metre, 30gt Ventura is a shelterdecked Cleopatra 50 laid out for netting.
The new vessel was built at the Trefjar yard in Hafnarfjörður and it is designed with facilities to work both short and long trips, with accommodation outfitted to a high standard for working away from home for extended periods if required.
Ventura has a 625hp Scania D16 driving a ZF 665 V-gear. In addition, there are twin Nanni gensets on board.
Rigged for netting year-round, Ventura was outfitted with deck equipment supplied from Norway. The TMP500L landing crane was supplied by Vinnuvélar/Ásafl in Iceland.
The electronics on board are a variety of systems from Furuno, Simrad and Olex, also supplied by the customer from Norway. Ventura also has hydraulic thrusters linked to the autopilot to clutch in automatically when required.
Like many of the larger Cleopatras delivered recently by Trefjar, Ventura has a gyroscopic ARG250 stability system, providing a more stable and comfortable working platfor for working heavy weather.
The fishroom is amidships and has capacity for 43 x 460-litre tubs.
Crew facilities include a heated oilskin store and accommodation located forward with bunks for six in three cabins, as well as a fully outfitted galley, washroom, shower and laundry facilities. The large mess area is on the port side of the wheelhouse.