Great to see the past years design development coming to fruition for National Maritime SME Working Group champions Macduff Ship Design Ltd..
The new Venture IV for Whitehills skipper Mark Lovie has been launched at the Finomar Shipyard at Szczecin in Poland and will be fitted out at MACDUFF SHIPYARDS LIMITED.
Venture IV is due for delivery from Macduff Shipyards in the summer of 2022. The 34.50 metre LOA, 10.50 metre breadth Venture IV will have a 2000-box capacity fishroom and has been designed by Macduff Shipyards and Macduff Ship Design and replaces Venture III which was also built at Macduff in 2016.
Venture IV has been designed with a greater length than its predecessor to provide better seakeeping, crew comfort and to reduce emissions and fuel consumption.
Venture IV has a set of Yanmar engines, with a 6EY26W main engine and a pair of 6NY16LW generator sets. The main engine drives a 3300mm Helseth propeller via a Mekanord 650HS gearbox with 5.44:1 reduction. The package of hydraulic deck equipment is from MacGregor (GBR) Ltd, including three 29-tonne trawl winches, three 19-tonnes split sweepline winches and three 12-tonne bagging winches. There are also twin 10-tonne codend winches and a pair of 13-tonne gilsons, three gear handling winches and a three-tonne fishroom winch, as well as a 35t/m deck crane.