Ownership consists of brothers Andreas and Kurt Leine, who took over the family run business in 1997, and had the present “Leinebjørn” built in 2001. The owners are working a combined trawl- and purse net fisheries, with trawling mainly focused on blue whiting westof Ireland. Other species being targeted are mainly herring and mackerel, which are caught in the purse net. The new vessel will be operating according to same principles.
It can be noted, that the Leine-family has owned a “Leinebjørn” since 1901, so it is two long-established companies, that will be working together on this new project, as Karstensen Shipyard was founded in 1917, and is still in the ownership of the Karstensen-family.
The new vessel will have an overall length of 67,50 m, a beam of 13,50 m and depth to shelter deck of 8,80 m.
Main engine will be a Caterpillar C280-12, at 3000 kW, similar to Caterpillar engine on existing “Leinebjørn”. Gearbox and propeller plant (ø4000 mm) will be supplied by Scana Volda. Auxiliary engines will also be supplied by Caterpillar.
Deck machinery; winches and cranes will be supplied by Karmøy Winch.
RSW-cooling machinery (2 x 945 kW) and unloading system, together with control system will be supplied by MMC.
Karstensen Shipyard are delighted with this new contract, which only emphasizes the yards position in building of larger fishing vessels in Scandinavia. The quality of the Karstensen-vessels are noted and appreciated by not only costumers but also sub-contractors. In addition the yard offers a service and attention , which historical seen results in long-standing continuous relationships with the costumers.