Compact wrasse catcher
Built by Jemar Norpower, Sigleflu has a 24-knot turn of speed. Image: Jamar Norpower

Compact wrasse catcher

Jemar Norpower has delivered a compact workboat to Fitjar fisherman, who intends to use the 23ft Sigleflu for potting and fishing for wrasse.

Wrasse are becoming an increasingly prominent fishery, with the fish used for lice control on fish farms. As aquaculture continues to grow, so does the demand for wrasse to go into the cages with the salmon to feed on the lice.
Sigleflu is a 6.99 metre workboat with a 2.99 metre beam, rigged for potting and with a forward wheelhouse that leaves plenty of working space aft.
It has a 1.9 cubic metre fishroom designed to owner Geir Inge Siglen’s requirements, complete with circulation pumps to keep the fish alive and healthy on board.
Although Sigleflu is under seven metres in length, there is space forward for two berths and a toilet, while the roomy wheelhouse has uninterrupted all-round visibility. The wheelhouse is offset to the port side, and access is via a sliding door in the starboard side of the wheelhouse.
The keel is constructed in steel, allowing the boat to be grounded easily on stony beaches
Sigleflu has a 300hp Perkins M300C engine, driving a KGK four-bladed 26-inch propeller via a ZF85IV reduction gear and providing a 24-knot top speed. In addition there is a Sleipner SE60 electric side thruster.
Lights are from Hella Nor Marine and the electronics on board are from Raymarine and Retronic, with a duplicate set of throttle and steering controls located on deck.