The Marin Teknikk-designed Frøyanes, the company’s thirteenth new vessel design for Ervik Havfiske, has been floated off for outfitting by its Turkish builder.
The 70 metre by 17 metre breadth Frøyanes is designed to alternate triple-rig shrimp trawling with the snow crab fishery, combining two highly dissimilar fishing methods with a conventional trawl deck layout and an oversized moonpool forward for hauling crab pots with an innovative hauling and handling system.
According to Marin Teknikk, the moonpool is a well-known system that has been in widespread use for longlining for many years, and with Ervik Havfiske they are taking this technology a step further to apply it to the crab fishery.
In addition, Frøyanes is being outfitted with conventional and diesel-electric propulsion systems and has optimised hull lines designed to provide further efficiencies, plus a high focus on heat recovery.
Under construction at the Tersan yard at Yalova in Turkey, this latest Frøyanes is the yard’s eighth newbuild for Ervik Havfiske and the series goes back to a previous longliner – also Frøyanes – that was built in 2011.
The new Froyanes is scheduled to be delivered at the end of 2023.