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    FV Frontier Launch

    Stark Bros Ltd and Ocean Fisheries Ltd proudly presented the FV Frontier for launch on 10th August 2004.

     

    This has been an exciting project, with the first steel being cut in November 2002, and steady progress being made throughout the 19 month build period, culminating in the finished vessel.

    It is believed that the FV Frontier will revolutionise the mindset for “small boat” fishing in New Zealand. It has been specifically designed to fish the varied conditions and fishing grounds particular to the East Coast South Island of New Zealand, ranging in depth from 10m to 1200m.

    Economic operation within a wide range of fishing areas, from traditional inshore “market” fishing through to deepsea/ offshore fi sheries, means that it has the capabilities to handle high volume fish such as Squid, Hoki, and Red Cod in season, while also maintaining the ability to operate with smaller quantities of traditionally higher value / market species such as Flat Fish, Gurnard, Tarakihi, etc.

    The range and specifi cations of the equipment fitted to this vessel mean that it will be unlike any other small fishing vessel operating in New Zealand at this time, although Stark Bros Ltd seek to change this and are actively looking at the prospects of additional design and build contracts along similar lines to this vessel for pro-active medium and large fishing companies operating within the Inshore and Middle Depth Fisheries.

    A Big Little Ship —This trawler incorporates features traditionally reserved for the large factory fi shing trawlers, and this vessel will deliver quality and economy that can only lead to increased profitability.

    Specifications:

    Type of craft:

    Trawler

    In Survey to:

    NZ Offshore Fishing Vessel

    Home Port:

    Lyttelton, NZ

    Owner:

    Randolph Fishing Ltd

    Operator:

    Ocean Fisheries Ltd

    Designer/Builder:

    Starks Bros Ltd

    Construction Material:

    Steel

    Length Overall:

    19.15m

    Design Water Length:

    18.444m

    Beam:

    6.120m

    Draft:

    3.100m

    Displacement:

    146.00 Tonne

    Free Running Speed:

    10.4 knots

    Main Engine:

    Caterpillar 3412E 474kW (635 HP) @ 1500 rpm

    Gearbox:

    Hundested Marine Gear CPG-32 3.96:1

    Propeller:

    Hundested Variable Pitch 9½” Hub, 1.6m diameter, 4 blade propeller

    Steering:

    Hydraulic with Stark Bros Steering Nozzle

    Radar:

    JRC JMA 5110 Black Box, 10kW, 72 mile

    Compass:

    Saura MR-150

    Depth Sounder:

    Simrad EQ60 - 38/200 Khz & combi wide 38 Khz transducers

    Sonar

    Wesmar HD800/110 – 8”

    Radio SSB:

    JRC JSB 196

    Radio VHF:

    Simrad RT62:F

    Auto Pilot:

    Simrad AP50

    GPS:

    JRC JLR-10 GPS Compass with display

    Chart Plotting:

    MaxSea Pro v10, 2D & 3D with PBG

    Trawl Instrumentation:

    Simrad ITI

    Watch Alarm:

    Trident

    EPIRB:

    NAT S/Find GPIRB11 CAT 1

    Mains Power Supply:

    M/E Shaft driven Stamford 175kva 400v 3P 50Hz

    Trawl Winches:

    Stark Bros Hydraulic split winches, computer controlled, auto scrolling / wire counting, 13 tonne x 2500m x 16mm wire per winch

    Cod End Winches:

    1 x 9 tonne Pullmaster M18, 1 x 3 tonne Brevini EC 3045

    Unloading Winch:

    Titan Planetary TH 1 Hydraulic Winch

    Net Rollers:

    Stark Bros - 1 x Main, and 1 x spare net roller.

    Fish Hold:

    75 cubic metres capacity

    Refrigeration

    North Star 5 SS, Salt Water Ice Maker 2.6t/24hr and Cold Wall Refrigeration Plates in Fish Hold

    Paint:

    International Paints

    Liferaft:

    RFD Surviva 8 man SOLAS A pack

    Fuel Capacity:

    17,500 litres

    Fresh Water Capacity:

    3,500 litres

    Lube Oil Capacity:

    1,800 litres

    Waste Water Capacity:

    500 litres

    Hydraulic Oil Capacity:

    2,200 litres

    Crew:

    4

    Date of Delivery:

    August 2004

     

    DOWNLOAD FV FRONTIER SPECIFICATIONS

     

    Who We Are?

    Family owned and operated marine specialists serving the marine industry from the Port of Lyttelton since 1958.

     

    Our Location

    Stark Bros Limited

    11 Cyrus Williams Quay
    PO Box 144, Lyttelton 8841
    New Zealand

    Phone: +64 3 328 85500

    Fax: +64 3 328 8791

    Email: info@starkbros.co.nz