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Distinctive design

Naval architect Nautic makes a habit of coming up with innovative ideas. The company is responsible for the distinctive EnduroBow that is a feature of the fresher trawlers built for Icelandic fishing.

Nautic’s St Petersburg-based partner company Nautic Rus has already designed a series of ten 82 metre factory trawlers for Russian fishing and seafood giant Norebo, and the first of these, Kapitan Sokolov, is approaching completion at the Severnaya Shipyard.

”Norebo are an imaginative company and they saw right away the benefits of the EnduroBow configuration, providing a better use of space in the forward section of the hull and better seakeeping qualities. This has already been demonstrated by the outstanding performance of the three trawlers built for Brim,” said Nautic’s Alfreð Tulinius.

The first of these three 55 metre trawlers built for Brim, Engey, was subsequently acquired by Norebo and now operates under the Russian flag as Kildin, and has been outperforming the other fresher trawlers working in the Murmansk region.

“Norebo are very satisfied with that trawler,” he said.

“Nautic is firmly established in Iceland and also have an experienced team of 55 at our design office in St Petersburg. Nautic can offer design, classification society documentation, internal design, working plans in 3D and steel cutting plans for shipyards. That’s an A-Z package when it comes to fishing vessels.”

Now Norebo have come back to Nautic Rus for a series four 63 metre processor longliners designed to operate in the Far East – and have again opted for the distinctive inverted bow configuration for this addition to the fleet.

The Nautic portfolio isn’t exclusively at the larger end of the fishing vessel market, and the company’s designers have developed fishing vessel layouts suitable for the Nordic market for static gear boats, capable of deploying automated longline systems, as well as a series of versatile designs aimed at the Russian coastal fleet, where there is a strong interest in fleet renewal.

This year Nautic is exhibiting at the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition, showcasing its innovative designs and willingness to push at boundaries.

“Of course it’s important for us to have a presence at IceFish. We are active on other markets, but there’s still a need to renew sectors of the fleet in Iceland, so we need to show out faces, and be there to show what we are capable of doing,” Alfreð Tulinius said.

“We’re expecting it to be a strong event this year, with plenty of interest both in Iceland and with overseas visitors. Right now the industry is in need of a long overdue meeting point, and people need to be able to meet face-to-face at last.

If you are interested in exhibiting, sponsoring, attending or speaking at 2021 IceFish please call +44 01329 825 335 or email info@icefish.is.

International sales: Diane Lillo Tel. +44 1329 825 335 or email dlillo@mercatormedia.com

Icelandic sales: ómar Már Jónsson Tel: +354 893 8164 omar@icefish.is or Bjarni Thor Jonsson GSM: +354 896 6363 bjarni@icefish.is

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