The Piriou shipyard has delivered the 21 metre by 7 metre breadth Camelys to Ile d’Yeu fisherman Adrien Develaud and Armement Coopératif Artisanal Vendéen (ACAV).
Camelys is built for netting and longlining, and is expected to operate from Port Joinville with a crew of eight in the Bay of Biscay, and with options for fishing in the Channel.
This is the Piriou yard’s third delivery to ACAV in recent years, following seine netters Cayola and Mabon III, which were delivered in 2013 and 2014.
‘The diversification of our activities in recent years does not mean that we have lost touch with artisanal fishing sector, which is part of the yard’s DNA and is close to our hearts,’ said Piriou Group president Vincent Faujour.
‘We are proud and delighted to continue a relationship with ACAV that goes back almost fifty years, and to support the development of the ACAV fleet.’
Camelys has been built with a steel hull topped by aluminium superstructure, and has a a 400kW main engine driving a fixed-pitch, four-bladed propeller. The engine is IMO Tier III compliant. Camelys has a 60 cubic metre fishroom with a 500 box capacity, chilled to 1°C
‘ACAV has firm objectives, to support the ownership of vessels and to pool the risks operators face through joint ownership,’ commented ACAV president Emmanuel Hube. As a co-operative, ACAV has 80 vessels in the west of France under management and is co-owner of eleven.
‘In placing this order for Camelys, ACAV is also continuing a partnership with Piriou that goes back decades.’