The owners of pelagic vessel Quantus have gone back to Norway for design and build of their new vessel, with the construction of the new 75.30 metre, 15.80 metre breadth pelagic vessel contracted to Westcon.
According to a statement by the yard and naval architect Salt Ship Design, the primary focus during the design process has been to develop an efficient, modern pelagic trawler with low emissions to provide skipper Ian Buchan and his sons Mark and Stuart, and their crew with a safe and reliable working platform.
The new Quantus is expected to operate on conventional lines on herring, mackerel and blue whiting.
The owners have collaborated with the same design company in the past and have built three new vessels at Norwegian yards since 1988 – although this is the first time they have worked with Westcon Yards.
‘For the Norwegian shipbuilding industry, it’s encouraging to see yet another pelagic vessel contracted in Norway,’ a representative of the yard said.
Another Salt-designed pelagic vessel, Trønderbas, is also under construction at Westcon.