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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 west​of 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.



#440 GIRL STEPHANIE launched 08.12.18
Wednesday 12 December 2018, newbuilding 440 “Girl Stephanie” was handed over to owners Stephanie Flaherty, Patricia, Tomás and Pauric Conneely, Galway, Ireland from Karstensen Shipyard.
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Ny ordre: #454 – ” SKAGERAK ”
Rederiselskabet S 107 Skagerak ApS har bestilt en ny 28,05 m Rejetrawler hos Karstensens Skibsværft A/S. Fartøjet bliver en topmoderne trawler, med alt indenfor det nyeste af maskineri, udstyr og udrustningen. Projektet i sin helhed er blevet til i et meget nært og intenst samarbejde mellem Rederi og Værft. Det nye fartøj baserer sig på et design leveret af Vestværftet, men optimeret ihht Rederiets ønsker og krav. Rederiet og Værftets rådgivere og bankforbindelser har også bidraget gunstigt til en effektiv beslutningsproces.
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Western Chieftain launched 12.10.2018
Friday 12 October 2018, newbuilding 439 “Western Chieftain” was handed over to owner Frank Doherty, Kincasslagh, Co Donegal, Ireland from Karstensen Shipyard. The hull for “Western Chieftain” was built in Nauta Shipyard, Gdansk, Poland, and arrived in Skagen in March, and after blessing of the vessel in Killybegs last Friday, the vessel is now heading North for the Mackerel fishing.
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​Karstensens Skibsværft A/S

Vestre Strandvej 17

9990 Skagen

Phone: +45 9844 1311 10859581

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