Fishing company Thórsberg, based in Tálknafjörður in Iceland’s Westfjords, has taken delivery of a new Cleopatra 40BB rigged for longlining.
Although not the largest in Trefjar’s Cleopatra range, the 40BB design is tailored to fit within the 30gt limitation for vessels operating with hook gear. The design has been completed in co-operation wth naval architect Ráðgarður, and features a significantly larger working deck space than older designs offer, achieved through the generous beam and by lifting the wheelhouse a level higher, freeing up space at main deck level.
The 12.50 metre by 6.50 metre beam Indriði Kristins BA-751 replaces an older Cleopatra of the same name that has fished successful for the family-owned company run by Guðjón Indriðason, with brothers Magnús Guðjónsson and Indriði Guðjónsson alternating as skipper.
Indriði Kristins has a 600hp Doosan 4V158TI (15L) main engine driving a ZF W350 gearbox. The twin gensets are 96kW Doosans.
Sónar supplied the wheelhouse electronics and the hydraulic bow and stern thrusters are linked to the autopilot to activate automatically when required to keep the boat on track while hauling gear.
The full shelter working deck is laid out with the Mustad line hauler located in its own compartment on the starboard side, and the baiting machine, racks and other longline gear are from Mustad. The catch handling hardware on deck is from Lavango and Stálorku, and Kæling supplied the icemaker and pre-chilling unit.
The midships fishroom has capacity for 54 x 460 litre tubs and catches are discharged using the TMP crane mounted on top of the shelterdeck.
Indriði Kristins is designed to work longer trips than the usual day working, and is also fitted out to be able to work away from home for extended periods if required, with shower, washing machine and drier, and every domestic convenience.
There is a large mess area and a fully-equipped mess, a heated oilskin store for eight crew, and there are bunks for up to eight persons in four cabins.