Jemar Norpower builds fish farm workboat

17 Jul 2017
Jemar Norpower vessel

The fish farm workboat can carry out routine and specialist tasks

Norwegian boatbuilder Jemar Norpower has developed a GRP-hulled workboat designed to meet the needs of fish farm staff, combining speed and power to cope with a variety of roles.

The 9.10m by 3.30m workboat for up to 12 people was designed in co-operation with local companies in Norway’s Kristiansund region and has a 380HP, 5.90-litre Cummins main engine with a top speed of 25 knots. It also has a 2.60t bollard pull, driving a 750mm diameter propeller via a Nogva HC-168 reduction gear at a ratio of 2.95:1.

“It’s designed to reduce costs and provide an efficient way of making businesses more effective,” said Jemar Norpower’s sales and marketing manager, Nina Ersnes.

“This 30ft workboat is built to collect and handle dead fish from farms and one person can easily handle the daily task of collecting the fish from cages. This leaves the rest of the crew free to deal with other tasks. It’s an ideal workboat for dealing with dead fish, as well as for carrying out veterinary checks and carrying out feeding duties.”

Fitted with a 23HP Sleipner hydraulic bow thruster for manoeuvrability in tight spaces, the workboat can also be used for crew transfers, handling equipment, towage, inspection and as a dive vessel.

Jemar Norpower began when Jacob Malo and Oluf Kringstad built and produced the Glimt semi-diesel engine in 1917. More than 1600 boats for a variety of fishing, service and enforcement roles have been produced since the company’s first coastal fishing boat was delivered in 1968.