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Back in March we had over 145 companies from 14 different countries all booked up to see you at Irish Skipper Expo in Limerick. Over the next few weeks we will focus some of these exhibitors for you.

You can always find a full listing with contact details of each exhibitor in your showguide also. https://theskipper.ie/irish-skipper-expo/ 


Work begins at Zamakona on new Gitte Henning 

Zamakona Yards have begun work on the new Gitte Henning AS, with steel cutting for the new vessel starting as scheduled last month.

The new Gitte Henning will have several environmentally friendly features, several of them new in pelagic fishing, including two propellers and a twin-skeg hull design, and permanent magnet motors for propulsion.

Improving the quality of the fish and reducing emissions through reduced energy consumption have been at the fore in terms of the decisions that have been made relating to the vessel’s design and choice of equipment.

“This new build represents our consolidation as one of the main shipbuilding yards into the pelagic trawler market after delivery of 7 vessels for shipowners in Scotland, and thus it is a very important milestone for us,” said Pedro Garaygordobil, Chairman of Zamakona Yards.

“The project progresses in good cooperation with the customer and with the designer Salt Ship Design.”

The whole steel blocks for the vessel will be manufactured at the yard’s facilities in Bilbao, Spain. Assembly of the ship sections at the slipway is scheduled to commence in July.