One of the leading Danish yards specialising in GRP vessels has delivered a new longliner to owners in southern Greenland.
Built at Faaborg Værft, Jaaku-Malik GR 14-46 is one of the yard’s Faaborg 15 Arctic designs and has gone to Jørgen Peter Jensen from Qeqertarsuaq on the island of Disko in south-western Greenland. The new boat is expected to operate primarily as a longliner fishing for cod and Greenland halibut.
Jaaku-Malik’s hull has been built in a sandwich construction GRP with a high level of insulation and has been reinforced for operating in ice. The boat has an 14.99 metre overall length with a beam of 5.70 metres.
The main engine is a 325hp Cummins NTA855-M driving a Korsør CP-14 propeller via a CP 270HS gearbox, providing a 10.2 knot cruising speed. The genset is a Cummins Onan generating 27kWe.
The design of Jaaku-Malik has focused on minimising vibration and noise levels on board and Faaborg Værft has succeeded in making this an extremely quiet boat, with noise levels on board around 15% lower than the maximum permitted by the Danish Maritime Authority. In fact, Jaaku-Malik is an exceptionally comfortable boat, with accommodation at a single level for a crew of four and the boat’s working layout designed for safety and ease of movement.
Designed for longlining, Jaaku-Malik’s deck has an aluminium shelter on the port side and autoline gear is handled over the starboard side, with plenty of deck space for handling fishing gear.
After carrying out out sea trials at the yard, Jørgen Peter Jensen and a crew of two sailed with the new Jaaku-Malik from Faaborg for Greenland.
According to Faaborg Værft, there has been a great deal of interest among fishermen in Greenland in the yard’s new concept designs, which range from 10.60 to 15 metres, and the first order for a newbuild for a Norwegian owner has just been signed.