Challenger
A 19 Metre Twin Rig Trawler

for

Fuimus LLP
Started June 2009 Finish April 2010

Description of Boat    

Steel hulled motor fishing vessel, having double chine hull, transom stern, semi bulbous bow, soft nose stem and with full length shelter. Arranged for single and twin rig trawling.

Fabricating accommodation and fishroom frames Frames ready to be assembled Double bottom fishroom tank
Frames now being assembled  Main fuel tanks under construction Transom under construction Construction of engine beds under way
Progress on accommodation module Fabrication of box keel Engine room bulkhead and engine beds now fitted to keel Fabricating engine room deckhead.  Lifting starboard fuel tank
Coming into position Starboard and port tanks now fitted  Double bottom fishroom tanks being fitted Fitting engine room frames  Coming into position Fishroom frames now being fitted Fish room frame work complete
Birds eye view of frame work Fabrication of forward bulkhead and bow thruster Final welding on accommodation block

Below deck to be subdivided by three watertight bulkheads into: aft accommodation with steering gear, engine room, fishroom and forepeak tank/store.

Accommodation module comes out of fabrication shed Rigging module ready for lifting Lifting to position Coming into position  In final position  Plating now under way
Deck plating now complete Plating skeg Plating hull in progress  Fabrication of bow section Plating bulbous bow in progress Bow section near completion
 Bow section ready for lifting Coming into position In final position  Bow section from deck  Starting work on galley casing
Welding up in accommodation block  Galley casing now well undre way

The main deck is to have an athwartships, steel casing centred aft of midships for galley, mess and washroom.  Aft side to have a steel shelter and integral gallow arrangement over net drum space, continued to transom.  Forward, to have a non-weathertight aluminium alloy fish handling shelter space with winch and an ice machine.

Net drums ready for lifting
 Aft shelter frame ready for lifting  Progress on aft shelter-galley casing Gantry under construction Lifting Gantry to aft deck Welding up in final position
 Lifting crane In final position Bringing main winches on board  In final position  Fabricating aluminium forward bulkhead and fish hopper Rigging bulkhead and fish hopper for lifting  In final position
Chine plates now fitted  View from CP Fitting stern tube  Plating on bow section now complete Nozzel in place ready for fitting Rudder tube now fitted Fabricating aluninium shelter deck  Shelter deck frame now fitted
 Progress on shelter deck Welding aluminium coaming on shelter deck

Shelter deck to have aluminium alloy wheelhouse, foremast and landing derrick, trawl gallows and aft crane with power block. 

Cod end lifting frame completed Insulation now fitted in accommodation block Wheelhouse now under construction Progress on wheelhouse  Bilge keels now fitted Fitting hand rails Shoveling ballast into engine room bilge
Auxiliary engines arrive Rigging auxiliary engine for lifting     Main Dimensions  Main engine arrives
Length Overall  19.00 metres 62' 4"
Length Register  16.49 metres 54' 0"
Coming into engine room Breadth moulded 7.00 metres 22' 11"  CAT main engine coming on board
Depth moulded 4.25 metres 13' 11"
Draught aft (design) 4.15 metres 13' 7"
Fuel capacity (approx) 18,000 litres 4,000 gal
 Gear box coming onboard Fresh water domestic 4,000 litres 880 gal In position  Second auxiliary Mitsubishi on board
Fresh water for ice  10,000 litres 2200 gal
Ice Locker capacity 6 tonnes  
Gross tonnage 165 Tons  
Aluminium wheelhouse now fitted  View from west side of river Prawn handling gear being fitted Protection cover now erected and complete Progress in accommodation block A60 flooring laid in galley-mess deck and insulation being fitted Work in fish room in progress
Preparing to fit exhaust on top of wheelhouse Exhaust now fitted Constructing forward mast and Communication mastProp shaft now fitted Stainless steel hydraulic pipe work being fitted  Wheelhouse floor fitted & joiner fitting woodwork for panelling Final welding on aluminium shelter deck Fitting seacock and bilge pipes
 Painting wheelhouse now in progress Fitting pipe work in engine room  Bilg and deck wash pumps now completed Welding up steel pond Finel welding under aluminium hopper Drilling mounting holes for gearbox  Fitting hydraulic pipe work in engine room Hydraulic pipe work for aft crane completed
Stair well to accommodation now panelled out Joiner fitting panelling and constructing monitor frames in wheelhouse Progress in galley-mess deck Varnishing oak trims to complete accommodation block Progress in toilet and wet room
 
Fitting electrics in wheelhouse  More bunks under construction in accommodation
 Painting name on wheelhouse  Owner Alistair Bruce and his son Chaz inspect their new boat Challenger Fitting Warkus boards to deck head in fish room Sheaves for winch wires being fitted Ice making machine now installed
Work in progress on codend door ram Fitting refrigeration pipe work from engine room Welding pipe work ready for galvanizing  Fitting Lips nozzel  Prop, nozzel and rudder now completed
Fitting box racks in fish room Spraying urathane insulation in fish room  Deck head frames fitted in fish room Panelling in fish room Fabricating plastic trawl door protection shealds Fitting wood flooring in aft working area Fitting ducting for transducer cables Welding up enging room access
Sand blasting hull has been completed  Painting hull complete  Paul Robinson now started art work on finished hull and painting crest on bow Painting main mast and communications mast  Painting under shelter deck Refrigeration pipe work being fitted in fish room
 Covers and scaffolding come down to reveal Challenger View of Challenger from west side of river Challenger ready for lifting  Starting the lift Allie Bucham christens Challenger with champagne  Alistair Bruce and family
View of Challenger after concreat ballast has been put in Challenger leaving Whitby harbour for sea trials Challenger at sea Challenger returning to Whitby after successful trials
  Aft working area   Engine room
   
  Wheelhouse Galley-Mess deck  
 
               
 

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