Based on on Valentia Island in County Kerry, Murphy Marine builds a range of boats from 7 to to 13.50 metres. The yard offers a variety of configurations for the upper sections of its boats.
A recent delivery is a Cygnus Cyclone 30 (9.10 metres, with a 3.35 metre beam, built for French fisherman Alan Percelay. Kornôg was delivered at the end of 2020 and steamed home to Audierne in Brittany from the yard.
With its comfortable cabin and large walkaround working deck, the Cyclone 30 has proven popular with fishermen both locally and further afield. With a fine bow incorporating a lift strake that extends aft, the boat combines speed with seakeeping abilities. In the body of the hull the lift strake incorporates the well known overdeveloped chines which provide a steadier working platform for fishermen hauling gear in swells.
Murphy Marine fits out its boats to the customer’s requirements, and Kornôg is no exception. Alan Perceley was looking for an aft wheelhouse layout with easy access to the hauling station on deck when potting or longlining for bass.
South Shore Marine & Diesel supplied Kornôg’s Cummins QSC8.3 main engine, delivering 500hp at 1800rpm to a turn a 24 by 25.50-inch propeller mounted on a 50mm Duplex shaft via a Twin Disc MG 5065A with a 1.5:1 reduction gear.
This gives the boat a 26-knot top speed and a comfortable 18-knot cruising speed. A power take-off from the main engine provides the hydraulic power for a long line hauler and a pot hauler on deck.
Kornôg is fitted out with a raised hatch just forward of the wheelhouse, providing access to the insulated fishroom.