15 Metre Vivier Crabber


Mr. N. Bright


Description of Boat


The boat is to be a steel hulled motor fishing vessel, of double chine, transom stern, semi bulbous bow, soft nose stem and with full length shelter, arranged for static gear creel fishing, fitted with a vivier tank and dry hold, and manned by a crew of 6 men. 
Below deck to be subdivided by four watertight bulkheads into: aft accommodation with steering gear, engine room, vivier, hold  and forepeak.
The main deck is to have an aft steel galley, mess and washroom casing.  Pot hauling position at starboard, forward.  Pot shooting door in starboard side  bulwark. 
Shelter to be non-weathertight, aluminium forward, and open over pot hauling area.
Aluminium, aft wheelhouse, and fore mast on shelter. 
Main Dimensions 

Length Overall  

14.95 meters 
Length Register  14.15 meters 
Breadth moulded 5.90 meters
Depth moulded  3.50 meters
Fuel capacity (approx) 8,900 liters 
Fresh water capacity  2,500 liters 
Vivier gross volume (approx) 28,000 litres

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