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Thennew trawler ‘Artemis’ being built by Karstensens Shipyard, Skagen for Northbay Fishing Co Ltd and Wiseman Fishing Co Ltd

#465 – ”ARTEMIS”

Northbay Fishing Co Ltd and Wiseman Fishing Co Ltd have established a partnership and placed an order for a 75,00 m new-build Pelagic Trawler with Karstensens Shipyard in Skagen.

New-build #465 will be named ‘Artemis’ and will have its homeport in Banff, Scotland and is scheduled for delivery in June 2022.

Main dimensions:

Length overall                            ​​75.00 m

​Breadth moulded​                       15.60 m

​Depth shelter deck​                     9.20 m



Summary of main equipment:

​Propulsion plant               Wartsila 10V31, 6100 kW

​Auxiliary engines             Wartsila

​Winches ​                                   Karmøy Winch

​Cranes ​                                       Macgregor Triplex

​RSW-plant ​                              Johnson Controls

The newly established partnership currently operates the 64m ‘Resolute’, which is due to be renamed ‘Artemis’. 

This vessel will be sold upon arrival of the new ‘Artemis’.

The new trawler will operate along the same pattern as the existing vessel targeting mackerel and herring, in the traditional north-east pelagic trawl fishery.

Northbay Fishing Company is a subsidiary of Interfish of Plymouth, headed by Jan Colam.

Wiseman Fishing Company is headed and owned by well-known pelagic fishing personality and chairman of Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association (SPFA), Alex Wiseman along with his son Adam Wiseman.

Although this is a new partnership, Jan and Alex have been friends over many years, since first meeting in the mid 1970’s in Plymouth during the heydays of mackerel fishing in that area. In the in-between years the parties have done several business deals together.

Adam Wiseman will continue as skipper on the new vessel once it has arrived. 

An aerial view of Karstensens Shipyard

Karstensen Shipyard is extremely proud of this new order, which continues long standing working relations with both Mr Colam and Messrs Wiseman. Cooperation between Northbay Fishing Company and Karstensen has been with maintenance and repairs on ‘Altaire’ for a good few years. Cooperation with Alex Wiseman stretches even further back, some 30 years, when ‘Radiant Star’ was in Skagen to do overhauls. Adam and Alex Wiseman also had the 78m ‘Kings Cross’ launched back in 2016 in Skagen in partnership with Lunar Fishing.

Returning and loyal customers is the best stamp any shipyard can get, as confirmation of their quality and business approach.

This new contract stresses the shipyard’s position as the prime designer and builder of larger pelagic fishing vessels. 

Karstensen Shipyard has, for the time being, orders for no less than 10 pelagic vessels, which are to be delivered throughout the next 2 years.

Karstensen Shipyard offers a complete concept, where all solutions are optimised and tailor made to customer specifications and requirements. Karstensen is independent of all suppliers, which makes such an optimisation very flexible.​

Karstensens Shipyard is on of the leading manufactuerers of pelagic fishing vessels in the world

The design, specification and arrangements of #465 “Artemis” is a result of an extensive and close cooperation between Owners and Yard, where all details have been tailor made to suit Owners exact specifications.

Focus has been on optimizing catch quality and hygiene, in order to allow new “Artemis” to land first class quality products. Also optimising the working environment as well as safety and comfort for the crew, has been major issues during design works.

It is noteworthy, that Wartsila will supply a full propulsion- and auxiliary engine package, with the main engine being the award-winning Wartsila 10V31.

With this contract skipper Wiseman will continue a long standing working relationship with Wartsila.

Most main suppliers have already been chosen, many representing repeats of owners previous choice of suppliers, such as Karmøy Winch, Triplex and Johnson Controls, giving testimony to satisfaction with performance of these products. 


UK Partnership orders new 75 metre trawler from Karstensens

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