Tailored to the requirements of its owners, Cercle d’Or is a Cleopatra 33 outfitted by Icelandic boatbuilder Trefjar to operate with longline, trap and static nets.
Cercle d’Or has been built for father and son David and Nicolas Le Dreau, who fish from Le Croisic on the French Atlantic coast with a crew of three on board.
The midships fishroom has capacity for twelve 380 litre tubs and the boat is outfitted with a live fish well that can be used to hold catches of shellfish or can serve as a live bait store when fishing with longlines.
The spacious working deck is laid out to handle gear over the starboard side and a shooting hatch for traps is built into the stern.
Cercle d’Or has an aft engine room, housing the Cummins QSC8.3M main engine which drives a ZF286IV reduction gear.
The forward section is arranged with the skipper’s control position on the starboard side of the wheelhouse, facing the array of mainly Furuno and Simrad electronics. There’s a dining/rest area for the crew on the port side of the wheelhouse and the cabin below has a galley and bunks for three.