Skipper Expo Aberdeen 2023
Posted on: 16/05/2023
Aberdeen Expo 2023
The first showing of the new Maxus Fast Cat.
The future diversity of inshore fishing was on display recently with the arrival of the new multi-purpose 12 meter catamaran Shazleah to her home port of Killybegs.
Built by G Smyth Boats in Kilkeel for Donegal fishermen Michael and Marcus Munnelly, Shazleah has been designed to fish using Whitefish & Pelagic Trawls, Jigging Machines and Haulers.
The versatility of the Shazleah was a design collaboration between the owners and designer Gerry Smyth resulting in a vessel that can quickly change roles to
target fish by availability or season and take advantage of weather conditions to fish further offshore.
Kirwan Technical Services supplied the two Iveco FPT Nef 6.7 mna main engines coupled to PRM 1000D4 gearboxes.
The deck equipment package by SeaQuest Systems includes:
- SeaQuest 3tonne Trawl Winches
- SeaQuest 1tonne Net
- Sounding Winch
- SeaQuest 2tonne Net Drums
- Complete Hydraulic Package incuding local & deck control, Wheelhouse panels and a LS Hydraulic System
The installation was carried out in Kilkeel by SeaQuest Systems engineers which included fitting out the complete pipework in stainless steel.
Barry Electronics supplied and installed a complete electronics package to Shazleah which also included a 80kHz 6” Sonar to target pelagics.
The first Maxus 12m Catamaran has left G Smyth Boats
The Maxus Catamaran has been a long time in development and we as a boat yard are very proud of the quality build of this vessel. Best of luck to new owner Ivan Toole
Maxus Fast Catamaran Launch day.
For the next 7-10 days sea trials will be carried out and then a temporary lift out to show the vessel at the Scottish Expo on 12th and 13th May 2023
We have some exciting news here at G Smyth Boats Limited.
After years of thinking about building a Maxus Fast Catamaran, it is finally happening.
G Smyth Boats Limited has received support for research and development from Invest Northern Ireland under the European Union’s Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme. This ‘Development of Fast Cat Prototype’ project will be implemented over the next 16 months, performing research and development activities aimed at improving competitiveness & developing customer efficiencies.
This project which is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020 aims to increase business efficiency.