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Successful Launch

Following a successful launch at the yard last March and subsequent sea trials, the Amberlisa left Arklow Marine Services last month to make her way to Downings in Donegal, before finally embarking on her journey across to Scotland.

The 19m crabber, which was built by Arklow Marine Services for Jason Coyle and Seamus Rogers of CR Fishing Ltd, in partnership with Macmar Fishing Ltd, is Arklow Marine’s first for Scotland and biggest delivered by the yard into the UK.

Speaking to the Skipper in relation to their decision to work with Arklow Marine Services on this prestigious new build, co-owner and skipper Jason Coyle said they had heard a lot of good things about the Wicklow based yard, and indicated that on this front they have not been disappointed and were very pleased with the build.

Though the Ullapool registered vessel is the first for the CR Fishing duo, together they are bringing almost three decades combined fishing experience to the joint venture – Jason having fished with 16 years and Seamus with 10.

The impressive viviercrabber, which was designed by SC McAllister & Co Ltd, has an overall length of 19m, a registered length of 16.49m, a beam of 7m and a draught of 3.50m.

Build Details

The main propulsion for the vessel is provided by a Scania D1 071M developing 450 bhp @ 1800 rpm, coupled to a Reintjes WAF 274 gearbox with a 7.044:1 reduction, and a 1800mm-diameter four-blade Teignbridge propeller. The vessel’s electric and hydraulic systems are powered by twin Cummins auxiliary engines, supplied by Beta Marine. The electrics onboard the vessel were installed by local electrician, Tommy Carroll.

Fishing a total of 4,000 pots, the vessel features a 42m³ vivier-hold, with two refrigerated bait stores on either side of the central vivier trunking, and an EK Marine supplied 3t pot hauler. She also features an anchorless windlass, a bow thruster, a hydraulic pot transporter and a hydraulically operated forward hatch. The extensive array of electronics kitting out the wheelhouse were supplied by Barry Electronics Ltd, and includes Furuno radars, satellite Compass, Navtex Receiver, GPS Navigator and DSC Radio, a Hondex Echosounder, Sodena plotters and an Olex 3D Chart Mapping System with Bottom Hardness, alongside a range of other electronics.


Accommodation is provided aft for 12 crew. Mess room, galley, toilet and shower room are provided forward of the aft accommodation. With the deckhouse offset to port a large working deck area is created, while a spacious and well laid out wheelhouse affords excellent all-round visibility, and is comfortably kitted out with a NorSap seat which was supplied by Mooney Boats.Birkenhead based vessel interiors specialist, MPE Interiors fitted out the accommodation, galley and wheelhouse interiors. The safety equipment aboard the Amberlisa was supplied was Swan Net Gundry. Pots were supplied by both Swan Net and Medley Creels.

From Arklow Via Downings To West Of Scotland

After leaving the yard in Arklow, the Amberlisa steamed for Downings where she was blessed by the Parish Priest, Fr.Charlie Byrne, and ‘christened’ with a bottle of champagne by Carol Anne Coyle at Downings Pier. Seamus and Jason are currently busy making the final preparations at Downings and the Amberlisa will soon embark on her journey across to the West of Scotland, where she will be fishing for crab and lobster, skippered by Jason and Seamus, and fished by a crew of 6/7.

Arklow Marine Services Delighted

Speaking to the Skipper about the Amberlisa build, Billy Tyrell from Arklow Marine Services said: “Arklow Marine Services are delighted to have won this prestigious new build order which will be their 1st Fishing Vessel delivered to Scotland and also the biggest delivered into the UK. We wish Jason, Seamus and Macmar Limited every success with their new vessel & safe passage and good fishing to all the crew.” The Skipper would also like to wish both Jason and Seamus, their families, crews and partners, fair seas and safe fishing as they embark their exciting new venture.