Jubilee Quest

A steel hulled motor fishing vessel


OLBEK Fishing Company

Started January 2009 Finished October 2009

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

Steel arrives for new contract Welding frames ready to be erected Assembling frames
Double bottom fish room fuel tanks Plating now started Main fuel tanks  Engine beds and fuel tanke under construction
 Rigging engine bed and fuel tanks ready for lifting Lifting to keel Coming into position Final adjustments Lifting fish room bulk head Final positions
 Fish room fuel tanks coming to keel Final adjustments Fitting fish room frames  Birds eye view  Final welding on accommodation block ready for lifting Stud welding insulations pins in accommodation block
Fitting fish room frames near completion Preparing accommodation block for lifting Coming into position In final position Deck plating now in progress
 Main engine and auxiliary engines arrive Pipes awaiting final welding before galvanizing Net drums now on deck

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

Fitting bulwarks Aft shelter deck ready for lifting Coming on board Fitting now complete  Fitting skeg plates well under way  Lowering plates onto starboard side for welding
Accommodation now painted ready for joiners fitting out  Joiners now started fitting out  accommodation Galley casing well under way Birds eye view Flooring well under way in accommodation Gang way in galley casing now plated up Work started on bulbous bow
Towing bar under construction Plating bulbous bow under way Working inside bulbous bow Progress in accommodation block  Welding in galley casing

The main deck is to have an athwartships, steel casing centred aft of midships for galley, mess and washroom.

Fitting stern tube  Bulbous bow
Main engine arrives Rigging towing frame for lifting  Lifting to deck  In final position Plating on stern end almost complete Painting in engine room under way Insulation of accommodation complete Construction of cod end lifting frame
Bulbous bow rigged ready for lifting Coming into position Fitting winch beds Joiners constructing bunks in accommodation block
Lifting main winch to deck In final position  Preparing engine room Lifting hydraulic engine to engine room  Coming on board Coming into position
Wheel house now under construction Lifting three phase generator Coming into engine room  Safe inside

Aft side is 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.

 Rigging main engine for lifting Coming on board And in to final position Crane ready for lifting Coming on board Fitting crane to lifting frame
Wheel house windows now fitted  Inside wheel house  Erecting scaffolding for covers  Lips nozzle in place ready for fitting Gear box awaiting fitting  Shelter deck now under way  Aluminium shelter deck progressing well

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

Accommodation block Galley-mess deck ready for joiners Joiners progress in galley-mess deck
 Prop fitted  Erecting protection covers well under way Fitting D bars Passage way to  accommodation  Joiners started work in skippers accommodation Shower-toilet block
 Anchor winch now fitted Preparing wheelhouse to bring out of fabrication shed
Rigging wheelhouse for lifting  The lift Coming into position  Welding wheelhouse to deck Joiner starts work inside wheelhouse Protection covers complete and painters prepare wheelhouse for painting Two coats of paint now applied to wheelhouse
Floors now laid in galley, mess deck skippers cabin and passage ways Joiners fitting out fishroom All D bars fitted and final welding on hull well under way  Joiner fitting floor in wheelhouse  Floor now fitted and insulation under way  Panelling in galley-mess deck well under way
Joiner construcing centre console in wheelhouse  Fitting engine room pipe work  Final welding on door casings Painting wheelhouse  Fitting flooring and wall membrain in shower room
 Joiner fitting panels in wheelhouse  Hand rail fitting almost complete  Engine room pipe work well underway Fairlead construction near completion  Fitting hydraulic pipe work Accommodation
 Fitting grounds in fish room     Main Dimensions  Skippers cabin Shower- toilet
Length Overall  21.50 metres 70' 6"
Length Register  20.15 metres 66' 1"
Painting on after deck Final welding Breadth moulded 7.00 metres 22' 11"
Depth moulded 4.15 metres 13' 7"
Draught aft (design) 4.15 metres 13' 7" Fitting grounds completed, now ready for insulation and panels Store room
 Monitor frames beng fitted in wheelhouse Fitting double bilge keels Fuel capacity (approx) 20,000 litres 4400 gal.
Fresh water capacity  12,800 litres 2820 gal
Ice Locker capacity 6 tonnes
 Engine exhust system now fitted  Showing stainless steel outlets  Shower and toilet room near completion  Finishing insulation in fish room by Urethane coating systems Ltd  Pipe work near completion in engine room Fitting hydraulic pipes to net drums  Progress in wheelhouse
 Progress in galleymess deck. Panelling in fish room well under way J. J. Measuring systems fitting fish handling system Progress in wheelhouse
 Fitting pipe work in engine room

 Installing stern tube seal

Pipe work ready for galvanizing Lips nozzel being fitted Prop,rudder and nozzel now fitted Numbers now fitted Communications mast and forward mast under construction
Plastic protection for trawl door area arrives ready for fitting

Pipe work back from being galvanized now ready for fitting

 Monitors fitted ready for connection Electronics now fitted in aft consol Over head electronics in progress of fitting Paul Robinson doing art work on wheelhouse
Access door to engine room now sealed Bulldog marine have finished sand blasting and now painting Painting hull now completed by Bulldog marine  Painting superstructure and deck near completion  Paul Robinson painting names and emblems Main mast near completion

 Laying durastic flooring  Scaffolding and covers coming off Jubilee Quest Premier refrigeration fitting pipe work in fish room Radar mast coming on board.  Fitting electronics to radar mast Fitting forward main mast

Anchor coming aboard

Sarens crane lifting Jubilee Quest on her launch day Vera Allard Christening Jubilee Quest  Champagne bottle breaks first time on Jubilee Quest bow
Esther Oliver presents flowers to Vera Allard

Owners and skippers.From left Ross Crooks,Andrew Allard,Nik Allard,Dave Johnson and Graham Hall.

 Jubilee Quest settles into the river Esk  Jubilee Quest swinging compass in Whitby harbour
 Jubilee Quest on sea trials. Tour of wheelhouse

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Last updated 19/03/10.
Company Number 4005938, Reg Office 12-13 Alma Square, Scarborough.
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