Westman Islands fishing company Ísfélag Vestmannaeyja has confirmed that it has agreed to acquire Swedish pelagic vessel Ginneton.
Ginneton was built at Karstensens Skibsværft in 2006 as Cattleya, and was acquired some years ago by the Claeson family’s company Gifico, based at Fiskebäck in western Sweden.
The 1400-tonne capacity Ginneton is due to be delivered in December and Ísfélag Vestmannaeyja hopes to have this addition to its fleet ready for the upcoming capelin season.
The Claeson family have a new pelagic vessel on order, the company’s first newbuild from Karstensen.
The new Ginneton is expected to be delivered in 2023, and the 63.80 metre newbuild will operate on the same lines as its predecessor on both consumption and industrial fisheries.
Built to the yard’s own design, it will feature direct energy optimisation with heat recovery from all engines, LED lighting everywhere and a number of other initiatives to ensure possible energy consumption. It will have a Wärtsilä propulsion system with a 8L32 E2 main engine and propeller optimised for its precise operating profile, and a Karmøy Winch deck layout.
Top photo: Ginneton was built in 2006 and will be delivered to its new Icelandic owners in December. Image: Gifico