Fishing company Kambur, based at Hafnarfjörður in Iceland, has taken delivery of a new Cleopatra 46B dedicated longliner from Trefjar. The new fully shelterdecked boat replaces an older vessel of the same name.
Kristján HF-100 is designed to operate year-round as an automated longliner with a Mustad system, comprising hauler, baiter and rack storage system enclosed under the shelterdeck aft, and the hauler is positioned in a separate compartment on the starboard side. The deck equipment for handling catches is supplied by Stálorka and the pre-chiller and icemaker are from Kapp.
The midships fishroom is built to hold 72 x 460 litre tubs
Skippered alternately by Atli Freyr Kjartansson og Sverrir Thór Jónsson, the 30gt Kristján measures 14 metres overall.
The main engine is an 880hp Doosan 4V222TI powering a ZF 665 V-drive reduction gear. There is also a Scam/FPT/Linz 84kW (60kVA) genset supplied by Ásafl, which also supplied the TMP landing crane.
Kristján has safety equipment from Viking and the Furuno electronics on board are supplied and fitted by Brimrún, and include a link between the autopilot and the hydraulic side thrusters which are activated automatically to keep the boat on the line while hauling.
There is a heated oilskin store on the main deck and accommodation on board for a crew of six in four cabins. The accommodation area includes a spacious galley and a toilet and shower plus a washing machine and dryer. The galley is fitted out with every convenience and Kristján is designed to be able to work trips of several days if required.