Radiant Star

21.17 Metre Steel Hulled Motor Fishing Vessel

Victor Laurenson & Partners

Started February 2007

Description of Boat

First steel sections arrive for new boat 021 More steel arrives for new contract Birds eye view Fabrication of frames now started  

Steel hulled motor fishing vessel as laid out in General Arrangement Drawing number 57306/1 Revision A, having double chine hull, transom stern, semi bulbous bow, soft nose stem and with full length shelter deck.

Welding team fabricating frames Completed fish room frames ready for assembly Stearing pedestal under construction in accommodation module Accommodation module under construction  

Arranged for seine net fishing and trawling with a crew of five men.

Completed engine beds come out of fabrication shed Plating under accommodation commenced Welding under side of deck plates in accommodation  
Engine bed under construction Fabrication of bulbous nose. Fresh water tank and Sonar compartment  
Constructed fuel tank out of fabrication shed Port fuel tank & engine beds now fitted to keel Liftingstarboard fuel tank into position Welding fuel tank to engine bed frames  
Lifting engine room, bulkhead into position Bulkhead in final position Engine room deck frames complete Starting to erect fish room frames Handling frames from cherry picker Birds eye view of fitted frames  
Starting to erect scaffolding in fish room Accommodation module comes out of fabrication shed Rigging accommodation module ready for lifting Accommodation module lifted into final position Plating on starboard side well under way  
Deck plating complete looking forward Looking aft Skeg plating complete Lifting plates into psition View showing stern section MPTK engine arrives Joiners fitting Warkus boards in fish room  
Photos showing progress on plating Monitor panels fitted, electrician running cables in trays under floor Fitting breather pipes from battery box in engine room Work started on plating bulbous nose  

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

Wood profile templates to get sharp contours on bulbous bow View from West side of river Fitting plates to bulbous nose Chine bars being fitted to hull Forward bulkhead being fitted to bulbous nose section  
Profiling steel plating in hydraulic press  
Lifting bulbous nose and forward fish room bulkhead Fitting final plate on fish room Starboard side chine bars complete Galley casing and bulwarks under construction  
Forward bulkhead being fitted to bulbous nose section More plating on port side  Progress on bulbous bow section  
Coming into position Checking final adjustments  
Lifting forepeak and whale back section  Coming into position  In final position  
Net drums, landing crane and power block arrives Lifting sections of galley casing  Fitting section of galley casing Hydraulic and auxiliary electric backup generator and generator for three phase electricity have arrived  
Access door to engine room now cut into hull  
Stern tube in process of being fitted Stern tube at engine room end

The main deck is to have an athwartships, steel casing centred aft of midships for galley, mess and washroom, with an aluminium fish hopper to starboard. Aft side, to have a steel shelter and integral gallow arrangement over net mending area, open aft. Forward side, to have a non-weathertight aluminium alloy shelter over the fish handling area and rope reels. The forward section of the shelter, over the focsle store, is to be steel.

Stern tube now welded in place  Fitting stern tube and prop shaft completed  Fabricating fish room hatch Framework for fish room hopper Mooring bollards now fitted Cutting out access into engine room for main engine  Fitting starboard skeg  
7 Ton of steel punching ballast covered with concrete laid in engine room Hydraulic and auxiliary electric backup generator,Electric generator and gear box now in engine room ready for fitting Main engine ready for lifting Entering access into engine room In final position  
Rope reels arrive Net drum, power block and gallows fitted Rope reels now in position Walkway forward between rope reels Views of aluminium shelter deck under construction Under shelter deck Welding aluminium shelter deck  
Joiner started fitting out accommodation Fitting ventilation system in accommodation block  Gear box ready for alignment  Construction of wheel house well under way Fabricating exhaust shaft Nozel ready for fitting Scaffolding being erected ready for protection cover  
Good progress in wheel house Fabrication of radar mast almost complete Steering gear in accommodation block Fitting bunks in accommodation block Wheel house lifted into place Coming on board Aft view  

Shelter deck is to have net drum, power block crane, gilsen frame, trawl gallows, aluminium alloy wheelhouse and a landing crane.

Pendler blocks fitted on aft gantry Gilson lifting frame ready for lifting  In final position look aft Radar mast fitted  
Fitting durastic A60 flooring in galley

 Insulation and panelling in galley well under way

Fitting pipe work in engine room Adjusting gear box alignment with shaft  Welding hull  
SCA Pro-Tect Ltd fitting all weather shrink wrap cover  All weather protection cover now complete  
Pipe work in engine room now well under way Fitting stainless steel hydraulic pipe work  
Joiner fitting bur walnut laminate in wheel house  
Hinged hand rail in dropped down position Raising hinged hand rail Gilsen cod end winch fitted Control platform to net drums under construction  
Electrician fitting cables in engine room  Stainless steel exhaust system under construction  
Construction of units in galley and mess deck

Pipe work in engine room well under way

Fitting scupper on starboard side View down exhaust shaft  
 Fitting rudder and nozzel now complete. Exhaust and breather pipes fitted onto wheel house roof  
Painting is now well under way

 Lips nozzle now fitted

Rudder under construction

Fitting exhaust systems in engine room Insulation of fish room deck head and walls  
Welding pipe work ready for galvanizing  Fitting rudder and prop now complete Fitting main seine net fairlead on port side Starboard fairlead fitted Framing for monitor screens Welding aluminium shelter deck over rope drums Fitting out in fish room well under way  
Pipes welded and ready for galvanizing Main Dimensions  Oak facing to monitor frames complete and varnished. Fish landing hopper spray bar welded in place  
Length Overall 

22.80 metres 75' 0"

Length Register 

21.17 metres 69' 5"

Pipes returned from galvanizing ready for fitting Breadth moulded

7.25 metres 23' 9"

Joiner fitting monitor screens in wheel house  Centre console under construction  
Depth moulded

4.15 metres 13' 6"

Draught aft (design)

4.15 metres 13' 7"

Fuel capacity (approx)

20,000 litres 4,400 gal.

Fitting hydraulic pipe work to rope reels Fresh water capacity 

6,000 litres 13,200 gal.

Spray painting hull after sand blasting Aft control console under construction in wheel house  
Ice Locker capacity

10 tonnes


Lubricating oil storage tank

300 litres 66 gallons


Hydraulic oil storage tank

300 litres 66 gallons

 Hydraulics to rope reels almost complete Fitting out in engine room near completion Painting is now well under way to completion  Radiant Star ready for launch ceremony  
Sarens crane ready for lift With large crowds watching on both sides of the river. Sarens crane takes the strain and the launch begins Pipers play for christening ceremony Group photos  
A great day was finished off with over 200 guest at a celebration dinner and dance at Whitby Spa Three generations  
Crew of Radiant Star  
Rainbow brings good omen to Radient Star Radient Star on sea trials Testing the nets  



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