The Forillon Shipyard has signed a contract with the community of Listuguj for the construction of a multi-species fishing vessel which will primarily fish for crab and groundfish.
Following a rigorous bid analysis process, the Listuguj community chose Forillon Shipyard as the prime contractor. The community was impressed by the Gaspé boat manufacturing and repair company’s knowledge and experience. The two groups have also worked together previously on two (snow crab vessels, Ugjit Sma’gnisg and Migwite’tm ’81.
Listuguj is a Mi’gmaq community nestled between the Appalachian Mountains, the Baie des Chaleurs, and the Restigouche River. It is located in Gespe’gewa’gi, a district of the Mi’gma’gi traditional lands that extend across parts of New Brunswick and the Gaspe Coast. It supports self-reliance, co-operation, and self-governance for all of the nation’s communities.
Forillon has assigned the project to three veteran entities. The boat will be designed in-house and the project will be managed by a project manager with extensive technical expertise. Engineering will be entrusted to Navanex, a naval architecture and marine engineering firm based in Gaspé.
The 65-foot steel vessel is scheduled for delivery in the spring of 2022.
The contract hinges on innovation, so Forillon aims to focus its energy on designing innovative, specific, and customised parts.
‘We are pleased to be working with the community of Listuguj once again, and we are proud to be providing them with a boat whose every last detail is built with innovation in mind,’ stated Jean- David Samuel, President and CEO of Forillon Shipyard.