The 24m Stella Nova is the sister ship to the Patrick C, she is a purpose designed and built twin rig prawn freezing trawler.
EK Marine Ltd designed, manufactured and installed the deck equipment and hydraulic control system working closely with the designer, Ove Christiansen of Vaersftet, the owners, Niall and Seamus Connolly of Cloghergead and the Builders Mooney Boats.
The Stella Nova is the sister ship to the Patrick C launched in 2014, she is nearly identical except for a number of changes in the vessels specification to increase the vessels efficiencey, safety and capabilities. EK Marine Ltd worked closely with the Designers, 2 ship yards, and the owners to design, manufacture and install the deck equipment package.
3 x EKM Trawl Winches, 15t line pull with Level Wind and a drum capacity of 750 fathoms of 20mm wire
2 x EKM Double Split Net Drums 6m3 capacity with 12 ton pull
2 x EKM Gilson Winches 5 ton line pull each with drum capacity of 100m of 20mm wire
1 x EKM Landing Crane 8m fixed boom lifting capacity of 1 ton @ 8m and capable of 360 degree continuous slewing.
Load sensing hydraulic system which includes a wheelhouse control system consisting of 2 speed directional control for the 5 winches and 2 net drums and the vessels bow thruster. A Scantrol auto trawl system which provides active control of the winches by computer during fishing to maximise the efficiency of the gear.
Division: Winches & Marine Cranes
Client: Niall & Seamus Connolly
Date: March 2018
Shipyard: Mooney Boats
Location: Killybegs County Donegal