THE FAMILY-OWNED Adenia Fishing Company is to build a new boat to replace its current vessel, which has been sold to a Norwegian firm.
Construction is expected to begin towards the end of this year at the Zamakona Shipyard in Bilbao, Spain, with delivery due in June 2019.
Design and project management will be carried out by Karl Sandvik of Salt Ship Design in Norway, a friend of skipper George William Anderson who has come out of retirement to do the work.
He has produced plans for a vessel of just under 70 metres, with a beam of 15.6 metres, powered by a 7,000hp engine. She will have 10 fish tanks with a capacity of 2,050 cubic metres.
The present Adenia (LK193), built in 2003 by Flekkefjord Slipp & Maskinfabrikk AS and lengthened in Gdansk and Skagen by Karstensens in 2015, has been bought by Fosnavaag Havfiske AS.
She will depart for Norway in February next year to be painted red and renamed Nordsjobas.
Anderson, who owns the boat with his sons and LHD, said: “We’re pleased to have signed up with Zamakona for the new boat and I’m especially delighted that Karl will be doing what he does best.
“Years ago he said he would design our next boat but it didn’t work out, so it’s great that he will be coming on the journey with us this time.”