Seiner’s new lease of life

The wooden La Sardane was built in 1977, and after a few years fishing for its new skipper, it was clear that an overhaul would not be far away as maintenance was becoming increasingly complex. A newbuild was not an option. So Jérémie Gourret went to naval architect Coprexma and Chantier  Naval Hénaff for a refit that brought in skills from across the region. The main part of the work involved lifting the gunwales and the transom, and   creating a wheelhouse to improve comfort on board. Naval architect Yves Le Perron explained that the yard replaced the upper part of the bow section, refitted the fishroom and replaced the working deck, and the new wheelhouse provides a better view over the deck – which is critical for a small purse seiner which is necessarily fitted with a lot of rigging and crew on deck. photos, >click to read< 11:38

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