First new beamer for a decade

First new beamer for a decade The new UK-46 will be a sister vessel to the GO-22

The first new beam trawler for a decade is set to join the Dutch fleet next year as the Hakvoort brothers from Urk, owners of the UK-45, have ordered a newbuild to be completed at Maaskant Shipyards in Stellendam.

The last beam trawler to join the Dutch fleet was more than ten years ago, when the Catharina KW-145 built at the Hoekman yard in Urk, preceded by the Cornelia BR-14 and the Jan Cornelis GO-22 which were built at Maaskant.

The newbuild dates back ten years and is a stock hull that has been at the Maaskant yard since 2006. The new trawler will be UK-46 but the name has not yet been decided, and it will be rigged for pulse trawling. The UK-46’s design is the same as that of the BR-14 and the GO-22 and this hull was built as part of the same series.

It has an overall length of 41.15m, a 9m beam and will be powered by a 1999hp ABC 12DZC main engine, driving a Reintjes WAF3455 6:1 reduction gear and a 3600mm propeller inside a nozzle. Twin 435kVa Mitsubishi gensets and a 125kVa harbour set are part of the package, along with a 150hp bow thruster and a Maaskant electric trawl winch with a 240hp drive.

With more than ten years between the hull being built and the UK-46 being completed, delivery to the Hakvoort family is scheduled for February 2016.

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