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Sharon Anne – Another Kilkeel Cat Completed

Multipurpose Catamaran Sharon Anne

November saw another G Smyth  multipurpose catamaran trawler “Sharon Anne” delivered to new owners Pecheurs Ecosse Limited.

Following hot on the heels of  the recent similar build “Shazleah” for Killybegs, this was the  3rd build in the Maxus 12m Catamaran series and the second to be fitted out with trawling capabilites.

Skippered by Garry Stewart  the “Sharon Anne” will fish from the harbour at  Amble on the Scottish border and target Crab & Prawns with a mixture of potting/trawling.     

The project began in Dec 2019 and progressed well until a brief shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Coordinating companies after the lockdown was a challenge but soon life returned to near normal at the  Kilkeel yard and Sharon Anne was finally completed in October 2020.

Commenting on the build Gerry Smyth told The Skipper

“Sharon Anne was a stunning boat to work on. There was no expense spared. All fittings were specified by the owners to be 316 Stainless steel. Stainless steel was used to protect the side, stern and back of wheelhouse and comfort for the crew was a priority all round.”

“We hope Garry has many happy days fishing Sharon Anne BH124”

Powered by twin Cummins QSL9 with ZF 3-1 gearboxes supplied by South Shore Marine & Diesel the vessel uses Clements Marine 34”x36” 4 Bl Hyperform props on 2.5” shafts.The engines are placed forward to give maximum space to the two refrigerated fish rooms designed and fitted out get the optimum freshness with their catch by Cooltemp Refrigeration Ltd

The vessel is kitted out with a forward wheelhouse, housing a spacious galley, appliances and bunks. Access to engine room can also be achieved from the wheelhouse.

Auxillary electrical power is provided by Fischer Panda genset.

Killybegs hydraulic machinery specalists SeaQuest designed, supplied and installed the trawl equipment which included twin 3ton Trawl Winches, with grooved drums to suit the trawl wire, a 3ton Split Net Drum and a 2ton Bagging Winch.

A Wire Counter unit for trawl winches was added and the  hydraulic valves were  upgraded for remote control operationfrom the deck.

Woodson’s provided the extensive electronics sytems for the vessel which consited of:

1 com M506E VHF with DSC

1 Sailor 6210 VHF

1 Navitron NT921MKII

2 Furuno GP39 GPS receiver

1 Simrad R3016 Halo3 Broadband radar

1 Transas Class B AIS transceiver

1 JRC JLR21 satellite compass

1 CCTV system c/w 4 deck cameras

1 Olex 3D seabed mapping system

1 Sodena Easywin plotting system

1 Hondex HE7300 Echosounder with

1 Sailor GMDSS Hand Held VHF

6 Neovo X17 Monitor

1 Jotron TRON60GPS EPIRB with Float free bracket