The first NAFO area trawler for a Spanish owner to be built at a shipyard in Galicia for many years has been launched ready for outfitting at the Nodosa yard in Marín.
Built for Vigo company Pesca Baqueiro, Isla de Terranova is a 49.90 metre LOA, 11.50 metre breadth factory trawler built to an innovative design, and due for delivery in September.
It has a 1470kW main engine and a semi-inverted bow designed for economic running and excellent seakeeping properties, and is being fitted with an electric deck equipment package that includes capacity to feed power back to the ship’s systems.
Isla de Terranova is expected to carry a crew of 28 and has been designed in close co-operation with Pesca Baqueiro to meet the company’s requirements and the demands of fishing in the North-West Atlantic.
Nodosa has in recent years become the leading yard in the region building fishing vessels, with a string of deliveries that includes Falklands longliner CFL Hunter and Falklands squid trawlers for joint ventures involving Vigo fishing companies Rampesca and Pereira, as well as two stern trawlers for German company Kutterfisch and an ongoing series of seine netter/twin riggers for Dutch owners.