Macduff completes ‘REBECCA FR 143’


Macduff Shipyards Limited’s latest newbuild, ‘REBECCA FR 143’, has been delivered to Adam, Adam Junior and Jonathan Tait of Fraserburgh, UK.

This is the third vessel built for the owners in less than 10 years and replaces their previous Rebecca, which was also built in the Macduff Yard in 2008.

REBECCA is a new model of twin rig trawler from the yard, which incorporates numerous design changes to the hull form based on CFD research to improve efficiency whilst both trawling and steaming.

The vessel has a double chine hull form with a bulbous bow and transom stern.

With the exception of the wheelhouse and masts the entire vessel is built from Lloyds Grade A steel.

Working from aft to forward the below main deck is arranged into four compartments with cabins, engine room, fish hold and forepeak. Above main deck is arranged in the traditional layout with aft shelter, casing, fish handling area and winch room forward.

The layout through the vessel has been designed specifically for the owners to meet their requirements. The wheelhouse has been designed at the owners’ request with a ‘bay window’ type area to port which provides excellent vision to the aft working deck with as a little obstruction as possible. The fish handling area has also been customised to the owners’ desired layout and features a small watertight equipment room on the port side where a 2.5t ice machine and various machinery is kept, along with another watertight room immediately aft which is used as a wet locker.

The main engine is a Caterpillar C32 ACERT rated 660hp @ 1800rpm close coupled to a Masson Marine reversing gearbox with a 9.077:1 reduction. The vessel features a 2500mm propeller designed and supplied by Wartsila which is installed inside a matching nozzle of new design. The remaining stern gear package was designed in house by the shipyard and produced by Macduff Precision Engineering on CNC machines.

Sea trials demonstrated encouraging results with this stern gear package with very smooth and quiet performance in all operating conditions and strong towing performance.


Length overall: 24m
Length BP: 21.92m
Breadth: 7.4m
Depth: 4.2m                                                                                                   


Oil fuel: 25,300l
Fresh water: 16,700l

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