A new trawler under construction at the Celiktrans yard in Turkey for owners in Iceland has been floated off ahead of final outfitting.
The 48-metre, 14-metre breadth Sigurbjörg was ordered by Siglufjörður company Rammi – which has since then merged with Westman Islands fishing and processing company Ísfélagið.
The Nautic-designed Sigurbjörg has the distinctive Enduro Bow arrangement that has already proved to be effective on other vessels designed by the company, including three fresher trawlers built at the same yard for Brim.
The new vessel is being outfitted equipped with four trawl winches, enabling it to operate with three trawls.
There is a 285 square metre catch handling deck, which is a completely clear space with no supporting pillars required, achieved by the use of smart engineering of the hull and bulkhead structures to attain the required structural strengths.
The 630 cubic metre fishroom has space for 590 x 440-litre tubs, providing a carrying capacity of approximately 185 tonnes.
Accommodation is for a crew of up to 16 in single and twin cabins.
The main engine will have a 1795kW output, derated from 2100kW, powering a 3800mm diameter propeller to generate a 45 tonne bollard pull. Auxiliary power will be provided by a pair of 600kW gensets.