Fruitful Bough PD109 Launched At Peterhead – May 2019
Designed by SC McAllister & Co Ltd. and built by Parkol Marine Engineering Ltd., after being launched and trialled at sea last month Peterhead skipper Robert West’s new 22m twin-rig trawler will soon commence fishing trials.
Fishing Trials To Begin
Early last month, the Fruitful Bough PD 109—a new 22m twin-rig trawler, for Peterhead skipper Robert West, the boat build contract for which was signed for at the Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen last year—was launched at the Parkol Yard at Whitby.
The boat building contract on the new build was signed at the Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen Show last year.
A proud and excited Robert attended the launch alongside his wife Mariane, daughters Jenny, Maggie and Ellie, and extended family. Since then the vessel has been undergoing sea trials.
Steeped in the legacy of a family history of fishing, the Fruitful Bough takes her name from the line of family vessels that have preceded her.
Robert’s Grandfather purchased the first Fruitful Bough in 1960 and though the boat has been changed over the year, the name has stayed with the family since then. As part of this line, the 19.9m vessel that Robert is replacing with the new build carries the same name.
Designed by SC McAllister & Co Ltd. and built by Parkol Marine Engineering, the new trawler, which is owned by Fruitful Bough Fishing Co and Denholm Fishselling Ltd, is 22.2m in length, has a 7.5m beam and a draught of 4.00m.
First In Her Class
Fitted with a KT 120L bow thruster, the vessel is fitted with a Caterpillar C18 main engine (600hp), 2 Cummins auxiliaries, a Masson Marine MMW6000 gearbox and a Teignbridge 2400mm 4 blade propeller. Pearson Electrical provided the vessel’s wiring specs. EK Marine supplied the vessel’s complete hydraulic system driven by a Technodrive Gearbox, driven by 2 Kaminski Load Sensing Pumps. The Killybegs based suppliers also kitted the vessel out with a 30 Tonne 3 Drum Trawl Winch, 2 x 12 Tonne Double Split Net Drum, an EKM Landing Crane @ 1 Tonne – 8m, an EKM Power Block Crane @ 1.5 Tonne – 7.8m, 2 x 3 Tonne Gilson Winches and an EKM 8 Tonne Gilson Winch.
High Quality Finish
Finished to a very high standard throughout, the resin deck application was done by PBP Services.A comprehensive wheelhouse electronics package was supplied by Woodsons Marine Electronics of Aberdeen, and incudes 1 x Sailor 6310 150W GMDSS MF/HF SSB, 1 x Sailor 6210 VHF, 1 x Icom M330 VHF with DSC, 1 x Jotron TR-8000 Class A AIS, 2 x Furuno GP39 GPS receivers, 1 x Hemisphere V102 GPS Gyro, 1 x Simrad ES80 mapping system, 1 x Koden MDC7012S radar, 1 x Koden MDC5004T radar, 1 x ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensor, 11 Navitron NT921MKII, 1 x Jog Lever NFU, 1 x Phontech 3100 5 way system talkback, 1 x CCTV system c/w 12 cameras, 1 x e-SEA 60 Satellite TV system, 1 x 60Ka Internet communications system, 1 x Jotron TRON 60GPS, 1 x Entel HT649 GMDSS Hand Held VHF, 1 x Easy Navtex, 3 x 49” 4K monitors for Multiview, 1 x 4K Matrix Multiview control system, 8 x AG Neovo x 24 widescreen, with glass front, 1 x propeller camera system and 1 x VCU Catch Management system c/w.
Impressive Wheelhouse System
The wheelhouse display system is especially impressive and Fruitful Bough is the first vessel in her class in the UK to install Woodson Electrics new Multiview control system in the wheelhouse with the 3 x 49” 4K monitors installed in the forward console replacing the normal 12 monitors. This allows the skipper to view up to 4 inputs at the same time on a single monitor in 4K definition. Further, any input can be put to any screen in the wheelhouse and all controlled by a single mouse.
Caley Nets have supplied a set of Thyboron type 11 66’ doors, 2x 160 ft prawn scraper trawls rigged on 8” discs, 4 x 10ftm sets of rubber leg sweeps and all chandlery. 2x 160ft letterbox prawn trawls rigged on 8” and 6” discs have been supplied by Faithlie Trawl.
Jackson trawls have supplied 3x100ftm of 22mm Dyneema warp per barrel x3 and 4x 50ftm 34mm sweeps. Net monitoring is provided for by a Scanmar SS4 Double Distance system and Scanmate 4. The vessel’s refrigeration system and 2.5T Geneglace ice machine was supplied by Premier Refrigeration of Fraserburgh. All safety equipment including life rafts, man overboard recovery (Jason’s cradle), medicine chest etc. has been supplied by Blue Anchor.