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Golden Dawn For Fraserburgh Duo – August 2019

Built by Trefjar Ltd in Iceland, following sea trial, the Golden Dawn FR 8 was recently delivered to Gary Noble and Jamie Meadows in Fraserburgh.


With a Cleopatra Fisherman 33 hull, the Golden Dawn is 9.9 metres in length, has a beam of 3.6 metres and a draught of 1.4 metres. The vessel is powered by a FPT C90 main engine connected to a ZF 286IV gearbox, and equipped with a hydraulic propeller connected to the boat’s autopilot.

The unique design of the Cleopatra means the vessel can carry home a large amount of fish. Boasting onboard accommodation also, Trefjar have located the engine in the aft section of the boat, which allows for a 10 cubic metre fish hold directly in front and in the centre section of the boat.


Built according to the Nordic Boat Standard with a build quality beyond compare, and designed to accommodate the harsh working of the North Atlantic all year round, when loaded, the vessel remains extremely stable while at sea, while a clutter-free deck means safer working.


Rigged for potting, and targeting crab and lobster, the Golden Dawn features a Hydroslave pot hauler. 

The vessel also has a seawater sprinkler system installed, to keep the catch onboard alive.

During the summer the vessel will also target mackerel, and has been fitted with mackerel strippers and shoots, jiggers and guide reels, which were supplied and fitted by local fabricator John Bell.


Kitted out with the very latest technology, the Golden Dawn’s wheelhouse electronics were supplied by SIRM UK and Furuno UK, and the vessel is installed with an Olex navigation control computer.

The package supplied by SRIM UK includes a Simrad  A2004 Autopilot System with Follow Up Steering lever, Simrad S2009 Echosounder System, Simrad R2009 Radar System Incl. 4G Broadband Radar, AIT2000 Class B AIS System, Icom Fixed VHF & Standard Horizon Handheld VHF, Marine Stereo System and a Jotron EPIRB.

The latest WASSP F3i multibeam sonar mapping system, providing bathymetry information including sounder image and backscatter, and a Time Zero Professional Plotter were supplied by Furuno UK (see also Eternal Light feature).

Additionally, Furuno has supplied the Golden Dawn with a GP-33 GPS Navigator. Compact in size but big on features and performance, and built to  withstand tough conditions at sea, it has a waterproof display and durable casing, the advanced unit provides accurate and reliable position fixing, thanks to a super sensitive, 12 channel GS receiver combined with integrated WASS technology.

Safety equipment on board was supplied by Viking.

Good Fishing!

The Skipper team would like to take this opportunity to wish Gary, Jamie and their families every success and safe fishing with the Golden Dawn.

1 Comment

  1. Geoff snelling

    Hi Gary met you in the pub called the Ma Cameron. Had a good conversation about salmon fishing. Googled your boat fantastic. Good talking to you. GEOFF


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