Hafnarfjörður boatbuilder Trefjar has delivered a new Cleopatra 31 to skipper/owner Alexander John Polson, and the new Research GK-162 has already started fishing from Grindavík in the south of Iceland.
Research has an overall length of 9.60 metres and is registered at 8.5gt. It is fishing within the Icelandic coastal fishing scheme and is equipped with DNG jigging reels.
There is a full hydraulic system on board suitable for installing a netting or longlining setup.
The main engine is a 420hp FPT N67 driving a ZF286IV gearbox.
Sónar delivered the JRC electronics, and the hydraulic bow and stern thrusters are linked to the autopilot to engage automatically as required.
The midships fishroom has space for twelve 380-litre tubs.
There is a fully equipped galley and bunks for two in the forward accommodation space.
Research GK-162 is already fishing within the coastal fishing scheme. Images: Trefjar