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8m Class 3C Fishing Vessel

With the margins in the fishing industry coming under increasing pressure, Naval Architecture and Marine Solutions were commissioned to design an 8m commercial fishing vessel for a local client looking to downsize from his existing larger vessel.

The fishing vessel was designed to Class 3C, one of the four categories that commercial vessels can be classified under the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV). A 3C classification criterion is for fishing vessels, with restricted offshore operations in which the vessel can operate.

The single chine design of the fishing vessel has a wide waterline beam and flatter bottom at the transom for maximum stability.

The forward helm position provides clear visibility, and keeps you dry in rough conditions, whilst allowing a large deck area with plenty of space for fishing and ample load carrying capacity.

The size of the 3C fishing vessel means it remains trailer able during daylight hours, with oversize vehicle(s) displaying headlights and OVERSIZE signs.

Constructed from marine grade aluminium, the vessel measures 8.47 metres in length overall, with a beam of 2.94 metres, and has a draught of 0.52 metres. The vessel is powered by one Honda 150Hp engine. Fuel for the vessel is carried in one tank, with a 600 litre carrying capacity.

Naval Architecture and Marine Solutions worked alongside the boat builder, to ensure the design met the clients’ requirements.