A new trawler designed to be able to work on either groundfish or shrimp fisheries has been delivered to its Swedish owners in Styrsö.
The order for Vingaskär was placed with the Karstensen yard in March 2019 by owner Mats Johansson, who runs fishing company Vingaskär Fiskeri and several shrimp and groundfish trawlers with his sons Viking, Gottfried and Edvin.
Vingaskär’s hull was built and partly outfitted at the Karstensen yard in Poland before being brought to Skagen for completion, and there has been a slight delay to delivery due to constraints related to Covid-19, so the trawler was handed over to its owners in mid-June and welcomed home to Styrsö.
Built to the yard’s own design, the 34 metre LOA, 10 metre moulded breadth, steel-hulled Vingaskär has two continuous decks, and is topped by an aluminium wheelhouse.
Capable of operating on either whitefish or shrimp, Vingaskär has a processing deck fitted out by KM Fish Machinery, which includes their own gutting machines, while Intech International supplied the Connie 800 shrimp cooker and processing line. The ice machines on board are a pair of Buus SE-4500 units and Nordkøl fitted the chiller systems.
The spacious deck is laid out with hydraulics and winches from Thyborøn Skibs & Motor, with three S-110 25.0 tonne trawl winches and four net drums for handling Vingaskär’s gear. These are 15.5 tonne SN-109 net drums – two with a 20m3 capacity and two smaller 12m3 drums. Thyborøn Skibs & Motor also supplied the T-307 11.5 tonne gilson, a pair of auxiliary winches and the mooring winches.
The cranes are a TMP 1300K and 3.2t/12m TMP T-KL-50 mounted on the gallows aft.
The main engine is a1326kW ABC 6DZC, driving a 3400mm diameter Hundested VP 12 propeller via a Hundested CPGD280 reduction gear, which is fitted with two detachable power take-offs to power the hydraulic system.
Auxiliary engines are a pair of Volvo Penta D7A TA units, each developing 139kWe to supply the electrical system which is built for parallel operation of the two generators. The electrical system is equipped with a Power Management System which manages power consumption and automatic start-up of the diesel generators.
While fishing, with the hydraulic system more or less constant use, one or more of the main gear’s PTOs and pumps is engaged.
When full power is required on the winches, there less demand for main engine power, so the main engine output is the primary power source for both propulsion and Vingaskär’s hydraulics, allowing just one of the two auxiliaries to be required at any one time.
Steering is a ScanSteering MT3500-45 system and the bow thruster is a 260hp Hundested SFT5
Accommodation places some of the en-suite cabins at main deck level, and at shelterdeck level are two more cabins, as well as the day room, galley, mess area and provisions store.
Vingaskär’s wheelhouse has two NorSap 1600 chairs facing a bank of four 55-inch Olorin widescreen monitors which display feeds from the fishfinding and navigation electronics, with the complete installation carried out by KS Electro.
Sounders are a Simrad ES80 and a Furuno FVC-1150, and a rig of Marport trawl sensors is used to monitor the trawl gear. The plotters are MaxSea Time Zero, Sodena, Quodfish and Olex sets.
The autopilot is a Simrad AP70 MkII. Radars are Furuno FAR-2218 and DRS-6A units and the GPS compasses are SC-70 and SC-33. Communications systems are from Sailor and the Sat-TV is an Intellian installation.