Swedish fishing company Gifico has placed an order for a new 63.80 metre, 13.50 metre breadth pelagic vessel to be built at the Karstensen yard on Skagen, continuing a 45-year co-operation between the yard and the Fiskebäck fishing company.
The new Ginneton is scheduled for delivery in August 2023 replacing the current vessel of the same name which the Karstensen yard delivered new in 2006.
Although there is a longstanding relationship between Gifico and the shipyard, this is their first newbuild venture, as the company has acquired second-hand tonnage in the past, with both the current Ginneton and Ceton built by Karstensen.
The design and layout of the new vessel are being developed in a collaborative process between Gifico and the yard’s designers, with a green operating profile achieved through a series of practical and effective solutions. There is strong focus on the hull design and optimisation in Ginneton’s operating profile, aiming to achieve the lowest possible fuel consumption and emissions. The hull is a further development and optimisation of the yard’s successful 63m design – of which the current Ginneton was the first, built for Danish owners as Cattleya.
The spec is for a Wärtsilä propulsion package with a 8L32 E2 main engine driving a large-diameter propeller, as well as for energy optimisation with heat recovery from all engines, LED lighting throughout and a number of other measures to ensure optimal energy consumption. Deck equipment will be from Karmøy Winch and the side thrusters from Brunvoll.
Gifico operates in both consumption fisheries for herring and mackerel and in industrial fisheries, and the new vessel will fit into the same operating pattern.
The order for Ginneton extends the Karstensens Skibsværft orderbook to a total of fifteen fishing vessels to be delivered over the coming three years.
Gifico is owned by the Claeson family from Fiskebäck. The company goes back to 1977, when Karl Gustav Claeson took over Ganthi IV from his in-laws in the Ahlström family, and in 1980 it was renamed Ginneton. The name has remained in the family ever since and the new vessel will be the third Ginneton. The company is today run by Karl Gustav’s sons Kurt and Thor, as well as their sons Philip, Jonathan, Jacob and Johannes and Thor’s son-in-law Alexander.