Crabber Árelía delivered to Isle of Barra
Árelia on sea trials before delivery by Trefjar in Hafnarfjörður. Image: Trefjar

Crabber Árelía delivered to Isle of Barra

Icelandic boatbuilder Trefjar has delivered a new Cleopatra Fisherman 33 to Jonathan Boyd, and the new boat has already started fishing from Barra, skippered by Jonathan’s son Oran.

The Castlebay-registered Cleopatra 33 has been named Árelía CY-2 (spelled in the Icelandic manner), and Jonathan Boyd is a repeat customer for Trefjar, who built a Aurora-B, also a Cleopatra 33, for him back in 2004.
Árelía has a FPT C90 main engine in the aft engine space, driving a ZF 286IV. Electronics are mainly from Simrad and Koden, plus an Olex set. The hydraulic bow thruster is linked to the autopilot to keep the boat steady when hauling at low speeds.

Árelía has been built for an Isle of Barra fishing family. Image: Trefjar

Designed primarily for potting for prawns and brown crab, Árelía is expected to work around a thousand pots a day, and is also fitted out to switch to netting for part of the year with Meydam and Spencer Carter deck equipment.
The fishroom is located amidships and has capacity for twelve 380 litre tubs, and is fitted out with an automatic sprayer to keep high-value live prawns in prime condition.
Accommodation forward provides bunks for three crew, as well as a fully-equipped galley.