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Shazleah – A Boat for all Seasons!

Shazleah – A Boat for all Seasons!

A BOAT FOR ALL SEASONS! The future diversity of inshore fishing was on display recently with the arrival of the new multi-purpose 12 meter catamaran Shazleah to her home port of Killybegs. Built by G Smyth Boats in Kilkeel for Donegal fishermen Michael and Marcus...

Ocean Challenge – A Massive Boost to Skerries

Ocean Challenge – A Massive Boost to Skerries

A MASSIVE BOOST TO SKERRIES The arrival of a brand new state of the art whitefish trawler at the outlying community of Out Skerries has been described as a major boost to the small community by skipper Leslie Hughson. Built at Mooney Boats yard in Killybegs the Ocean...

Adenia – Two Yards Fathom It Out

Adenia – Two Yards Fathom It Out

Two Yards Fathom It OutZamakona Shipyard in Spain and Hirtshals Yard in Denmark worked together to ensure the 70mtr Shetland based “Adenia”, built by Zamakona in 2019, was back on the fishing grounds quickly after having works done at the Hirtshals yard. As is normal...

Reliance III – October 2020

Reliance III – October 2020

Reliance placed on fishing's futureThis month saw the latest build by Parkol Marine, Reliance III, launched and handed over to her new skipper/owner, Banff fisherman John Clark. The Reliance III replaces the 2009 Parkol built Reliance II which was preceded by the...

Sean Og – October 2020

Sean Og – October 2020

New Cygnus Cyclone for Skerries SkipperBuilt by FM Marine Services Ltd and fitted out in Kilkeel by G Smyth Boats Ltd for skipper-owner Eoin Duff, Sean Óg D688P is the latest Cyclone to be added to Ireland’s inshore fleet. Renowned for their stability at sea, the...

Lisa Jules & P’tit Fredo II – August 2020

Lisa Jules & P’tit Fredo II – August 2020

Two new Cyclones from Valentia boatbuilder Murphy Marine Services Valentia’s FM Marine Services Ltd recently completed two new builds, Lisa Jules and P’TIT Fredo II, for customers in France LISA JULES Built for La Turballe skipper, Renauld Longcote, with a bulbous bow...