Norwegian fishing company Hargun Havfiske has placed at order with Karstensens Skibsværft for a new 83 metre, 16.20 metre breadth pelagic vessel to be delivered in March 2025.
The current Hargun, built at Eidsvik Skipsbyggeri in 1999, has been a regular caller at the yard n Skagen for repairs and maintenance.
The newbuild is expected to operate on much the same lines as the company’s current vessel, trawling for blue whiting and purse seining for herring and mackerel.
The company was set up in 1955 by Jonn and Rolf Garvik, and today is in the hands of the next generation Jonny Garvik, Gunveig Seim and Rune Garvik. The third generation is on board, with Hargun skippered by Torgeir Seim and Jonn Garvik.
Like the series of vessels currently under construction at Karstensen for fishing companies around the North Atlantic region, Hargun is the yard’s own design, developed with input from the owners, who were looking for optimised working conditions, safety and comfort for the crew.
The emphasis will be on Norwegian suppliers, with Karmøy Winch deck equipment, Brunvoll bow and stern thrusters and a Brunvoll Volda reduction gearbox driving a 4500mm propeller. The choice has gone to a propulsion configuration tailored to the operating profile, with 80% of time at sea spent steaming, so Hargun will have twin 3600kW main engines. This optimises NOx and CO2 emission levels and fuel consumption as the vessel will be able to operate predominantly on a single main engine.