The Karstensen yard in Skagen has delivered new pelagic vessel Ginneton to Fiskebäck fishing company Gifico, owned by the Claeson family.
The 63.80-metre, 13.50-metre Ginneton is the third vessel to carry the name.
With a design optimised to meet the owners’ requirements, the new Ginneton is the latest version of the Karstensen yard’s successful 63-metre series, of which the previous Ginneton – built in 2006 for Danish owners as Cattleya and now fishing for Icelandic company Ísfélagið Vestmannaeyja as Suðurey – was the first.
Gifico operates fishing vessels Ginneton, Ceton and Vera C, and it goes back to 1977 when Karl Gustav Claeson took over Ganthi V. This vessel was renamed Ginneton in 1980 and the name has stayed with the company since. Gifico is active in fisheries for herring and mackerel as well as for industrial species, and the new Ginneton is designed to fit in with this operating profile.
Significant attention has also been paid to achieving a green profile optimised for minimal fuel consumption and emissions, using a number of progressive measures. These include heat recovery from all engines, LED lighting throughout and numerous other energy-saving options.
Ginneton’s owners opted for a Wärtsilä propulsion package, with a 8L32 E2 main engine powering a large-diameter propeller. 700kW side thrusters are from Brunvoll and the deck equipment is from Karmøy Winch.
Karl Gustav Claeson’s sons Kurt and Thor, along with their sons Philip, Jonathan, Jacob and Johannes and Thor’s son-in-law Alexander, all of whom are active on board the company’s three vessels, of which Ceton is also a Karstensen build.