Georgina Ladram LUYT UK

The new ‘Georgina of Ladram’ from LUYT Groep for Waterdance fishing company of the UK showcases Dutch excellence in beam trawler design. Photo: Jan Koster

Waterdance Ltd fishing company of Ladram, Devon in the UK has taken delivery from LUYT Groep of the new ‘Georgina of Ladram’ BM-100.

The ‘Georgina of Ladram’ is built as LUYT’s Yard No: 1801 and was designed Luyt Groep and is the first new beam trawler built for an English company in over twenty-years. The building package was designed by  Marimecs B.V. who worked closely with Waterdance Ltd in delivering the most modern beam trawler in Europe.

The hull was fabricated by Ibis Constructions in Holland who built the hull and wheelhouse before completion work being carried out in Den Oever.

The ‘Georgina of Ladram’ has a length overall of 35.25 metres, a beam of 8.70 metres, a moulded depth of 4.29 metres and a maximum draught of 5.2 metres. She is  a classification: RINA / MCAand has a gross tonnage of 320 tonnes.

Georgina Ladram LUYT UK

The new ‘Georgina of Ladram’ on sea trials in the Wadden Sea. Photo: Jan Koster


Waterdance is a family-owned fishing company and is part of the Greendale Group.

The company has over 20 fishing vessels based in Devon and Cornwall including beam trawlers, gillnetters, potters and scallopers. 

Waterdance fishing boats opearate on the southwest coast of England and regularly land at Brixham, Newlyn, Salcombe and Exmouth. The main catch includes Sole, Plaice, Hake, Cuttlefish and Pollack as well as Whelks, Crabs and Lobsters.

The ‘Georgina of Ladram’ from the Dutch company Luyt Groep will join the ranks of the Waterdance fleet and will mainly concentrate on sole, plaice and cuttlefish and will be skippered by Trevor Sclater.

Waterdance sells the majority of their fish through local fish markets and directly supply the fishmonger at the Greendale Farm Shop.

Waterdance boats have over 120 full-time ocean-going skippers and crew, as well as an on-shore team which helps to land, distribute and sell the company’s seafood and several administrative staff. 

 Waterdance and the Luyt Groep have a long association and is the usual destination for the Waterdance fleet for repairs, maintenance and refits. Last year, the Luyt Groep and delivered Waterdance’s new crabber, the ‘Nichola of Ladram’.

Georgina Ladram LUYT UK

The wheelhouse electronics package was supplied by UK based Echomaster Marine.

Including the design, construction and its role as the main contractor, Luyt delivered the BT-E10-2-HA190-0H trawl winch. This pneumatically-controlled ten-drum winch consists of two main trawl drums, two derrick topping drums, two safety drums and four gilsons, and it has a 160kW power input.

Georgina Ladram LUYT UK
Georgina Ladram LUYT UK
Georgina Ladram LUYT UK
Georgina Ladram LUYT UK
Georgina Ladram LUYT UK

The main engine fitted in the ‘Georgina of Landram is an ABC 6 DZS which delivers 736 kW @ 810 rpm and is supplied by the Anglo Belgium Corporation based in Gent, Belgium. The main engine is coupled to a driving a ZF W10230 gearbox with a 7.524:1 ratio delivered Delivery ADS van Stigt, turning a 3200mm diameter propeller inside a nozzle designed by SC McAllister & Co.

The auxiliary engines consist of a Mitsubishi S6B3-MPTAW 335kw@1500rpm with 405 kVA generator supplied by Padmos and a CAT C4.4 49 ekW @ 1500 rpm supplied by Luyt that acts as the harbour engine

The tank capacity on the ‘Georgina of Ladram’ is fuel with 46 m³, fresh water with 23 m³ and lubrication oils is 1 m³.

Georgina Ladram LUYT UK

The wheelhouse view of the new UK bound ‘Georgina of Ladram’ at LUYT Groep’s shipyard. Photo: Jan Koster

The bow thruster is a Beta 150E 110k supplied by Kalkman Scheepstechniek B.V and the steering gear consists MT250 supplied by AS scan steering

Water pumps are supplied by Desmi, the box coolers were supplied by Blokland and the fuel filters are from CC Jensen

Carpentry work was by Scheepstimmerbedrijf Schrier and the lectrical installation was by ESU.

Wire blocks was supplied Oosters Metaal of Stellendam, Wire ropes / rigging is from CIV Den Oever

Fish cleaning and processing equipment is supplied by De Boer RVS and Luyt.

Sanitary units were supplied by De Greef installaties.

The refrigeration system and ice makers  have been supplied Polar Koeltechniek. 

Photo Gallery – photos: Jan Koster and Hannke de Boer

‘Georgina of Ladram’ from LUYT showcases excellence of Dutch design

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