Ship Design

Fishing vessel design is a far from static process as developing catching capacity continues to evolve to meet the requirements of an industry that seeks to be safer, more efficient and greener in the way it operates.

  • The new trawler for Baffin Fisheries is scheduled to be delivered in early 2024. Illustr: Skipsteknisk

    Skipsteknisk secures Canadian design contracts


    Norwegian naval architect Skipsteknisk has confirmed two new design contracts for Canadian fishing companies, in addition to an ongoing build due for delivery in 2022.

  • Karstensens Skibsværft will deliver the new Polarbris to its Norwegian owners in August 2023

    Norwegian partners order seine netter


    Kjell-Gunnar Hoddevik and partners Johnny Årvik and Jan-Ove Langeland of Norwegian fishing company Atlantic Seafish took delivery last year of combined longliner/seine netter Atlantic, which was built for them in Turkey – the first time such a combination of fishing methods has been brought together in a new vessel. Now ...

  • Wärtsilä’s Gentle Fish Handling Concept

    Wärtsilä introduces new fishing vessel concept


    At Nor-Fishing 2012, Wärtsilä will present a new design concept that it says may represent the future of combined pursers and trawlers.

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    Macduff Shipyards completes major conversion


    Macduff Shipyards Ltd has just completed a major conversion on a former north east vessel.

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    Sulehav lengthened


    In January 2008 Solund Verft began the prefabrication section for lengthening the vessel Sulehav. Sulehav catches pelagic fish and is owned by Norwegian company Lending Rederi.

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    Monkfish vessel delivered


    A new fishing boat for catching monkfish, S-61 Sjøgutt, was delivered in February by Seigla Ehf. The owner is Tom Olav Hauge from Bremanger in Norway.

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    Optimal hull shape - the NVC 349


    The new NVC 349 purse seiner from Rolls-Royce has been designed to have the optimal hull.

  • Skipsteknisk designs advanced research vessel for Chilean Navy


    Skipsteknisk AS has entered into contract with Asmar Shipbuilding,Chile, for the design of a 71.3m advanced Fishery and Oceanographic Research Vessel of ST-367 design for the Chilean Navy.

  • New hull from Macduff Ship Design


    Macduff Ship Design, in conjunction with CTO [a renowned tank testing facility in Gdansk, Poland] has completed an exhaustive study into the performance of trawler hull forms and has developed a new one.

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    Northrop Grumman navigation radars for enviro ship


    Northrop Grumman Corporation has received orders to supply navigation radars for a new ship being built for the Norwegian environmental organisation, Green Warriors.

  • Factory trawler customised to maximise seasonal catch


    Rolls-Royce has designed the first factory trawler ordered by a Norwegian shipowner for 20 years, and delivered much of its equipment.

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    “Jacoba Prins” wins ‘Ship of the Year’ award


    Maaskant Bruinisse B.V., a member of the Damen Shipyards Group and specialised in building vessels for the shellfish industry, has won the Dutch KNVTS ‘Ship of the Year’ award with “Jacoba Prins”.