Piriou has delivered new 23 metre trawler Anthémis to owners in St Brieuc. The new trawler is built to fish in the Celtic Sea and the Channel.
According to Piriou’s president Vincent Faujour, Anthémis is the result of a collaboration between the yard and the Cabaret family, with the support of shipbroker Atlantic Marine Services and Didier Marchand of naval architect Pantocarène.
Designed to be capable of demersal and pelagic trawling, Anthémis has a steel hull with aluminium superstructure. The new trawler has a 22.75 metre overall length and a 7.30 metre beam, with a depth to the main deck of 3.92 metres. The 450kW main engine drives a 2400mm propeller, with additional electric power provided by a 100kVa genset.
Accommodation is for a crew of seven and Anthémis has a fishroom with an 80 cubic metre capacity. Tank capacity is for 33 cubic metres of fuel and 16 cubic metres of fresh water.
The deck is laid out with twin trawl winches located aft and three net drums mounted in the aft gantry over the deck, with the full package of deck machinery supplied by Bopp.
‘Jean Lijour in the design office did an outstanding job. Anthémis is a fine working platform finished to a very high standard. I’m completely satisfied with the work done, and Anthémis is exactly what we were looking for,’ said owner Jérôme Cabaret.
‘So thanks to Vincent Faujour, Paul-Henri Celton and the whole team at Piriou.’
Jérôme Cabaret’s company was established in 1996 with the acquisition of 12 metre trawlers l’Indomptable, Anthineas and Antheus, plus the 14.90 metre Ixia. The company changed direction, selling on its smaller vessels in 2016 and acquiring the larger Nominoe in 2017, now joined by the new Anthémis.
‘We have established a strong relationship with the Cabaret family and I think we have delivered the vessel that M Cabaret was expecting,’ said Vincent Faujour.
‘At Piriou, we have been building trawlers for more than fifty years and coastal fishing is the origin of our DNA. To abandon this activity would be like cutting our own roots.’