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Posted on: 13/10/2020

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.