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#441 SERENE named and launched 25 August 2018

​Newbuilding 441 “Serene” was named, launched and handed over to owners Serene Fishing Co Ltd, Whalsay, Shetland, UK on 25 August 2018 from Karstensen Shipyard.

The hull for “Serene” was built with Nauta Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland and arrived in Skagen end-February 2018.

The partnership of Serene fishing Co dates back to 1955, with the first newbuilding commissioned in 1969. After that another 3 newbuilt Serene’s has followed. Latest Serene was built in 2009, and was sold to Norwegian owners in spring 2017.

Owners in Serene Fishing Co Ltd are Robert J (Bobby) Polson, Tommy Eunson, David Shearer, Bryan Sutherland, George Polson, Gilbert Williamson and Leonard Polson.

Owners and Yard has a long standing relationship, with Owners having maintained and repaired previous vessels for a number of years in Skagen.​

The vessel design, specification and arrangements is a result of an extensive and close cooperation between owners and yard. Main focus has been set on optimizing working, safety and comfort for the crew, optimizing catch handling- and storage facilities and optimizing of fuel consumption.


The hull is built in steel with three continuous decks: 1st-, 2nd and 3rd deck, and with long forecastle- and boat decks. Wheelhouse, boat decks and masts are to be built in aluminium.

​Hull shape of round bilge construction with bulbous bow and stern skeg, flared stem and transom stern.

​Below decks the hull is subdivided into the following watertight compartments: Forepeak, bow thruster-/sonar room, insulated RSW-tank section with central RSW pump- and manifold room, engine room with main engine connected to one reduction gearbox with one, ducted propeller and aftpeak with fuel- and lub oil tanks.

​3rd deck is arranged with: Forepeak, stores, RSW-hold/trunk section with SB/PS corridors and central rooms for unloading (vacuum) system and RSW machinery. Abaft hold section SB engine control room with adjacent switchboard/converter room, PS workshop and stores/room for header tanks, abaft engine store. All aft hydraulic room with steering gear.

​2nd deck is arranged with: Forepeak, harbour gen-set room, store room with central room for vacuum compressors, tank loading deck with loading pipes for RSW-tanks and central deckhouse. Abaft midship accommodation area with exhaust trunking/ventilation ducts PS. All aft large net store PS and SB net pounds.

​Accommodation on 2nd deck is arranged with 7 single crew- and 3 officers cabins, all with en-suite toilet/shower facilities, laundry, trim room with steam-room and stairs and corridors. In order to create best possible design for low noise, the accommodation is located as far away from the propeller as possible. In addition a number of constructive steps are made, in order to create a low noise level.

​1st deck is arranged with: Forecastle with anchor-/mooring winches and integrated roll damping tanks. Abaft forecastle, open deck with sheltered water separator and with forward deck house with sampling room. Abaft midship deckhouse with accommodation. ​Abaft deckhouse trawl deck with 2 net drums in waterfall arrangement. At transom hydraulic stern gate and hydraulic operated guiding pins. All aft PS fish pump deck, with fish pump and hydraulic hose reel. Integrated in aft ship construction and boat deck 01 is also trawl gallow, which accommodates 2 main towing blocks as well as tail-end and top line blocks. Net sounder winch is fitted on top of gallow.

​Accommodation in deck house is: Day room/lounge, cinema, mess room, galley with provision room (and separate fridge-/freezer rooms), changing room, duty mess/coffee bar and stairways and corridors.

​On boat deck abaft midship, deck house in centre. ​Abaft deck house 2 off trawl winches and 1 topline- and 1 tail-end winches.

​Accommodation in deckhouse on boat deck contains: 4 officer cabins and hospital, all with en-suite toilet/shower facilities, instrument room and stairways and corridors. On PS of deckhouse MOB deck and –davit.

​Wheelhouse on top of deck house, with 360° view. Funnel with deck PS.

​All as shown on general arrangement.


​Design principles for main engine / auxiliary arrangement are as follows:

​On reduction gearbox, 1 Power-Take-Off, mounted with a shaft alternator, producing 3500 kWe.

​To supply additional electric power, the vessel is fitted with 2 auxiliary engine / gen-set, 1 emergency/harbour gen-set and 1 harbour gen-set, producing 1254 respectively 250 and 125 kWe.

​During heaving/shooting operations at fishing, when the winch system is in use, the gearbox PTO will be clutched in, and electric power will be supplied from the shaft alternator. When there is demand for full power on the winch(es), there will normally not be same demand for power on the main engine. Following the main engine will be power source for both propulsion and winch system.

​During normal towing, the shaft alternator will/can be disengaged (from switchboard), and the electrical power will/can be supplied by either of the gen-sets.

​The 2 main gen-sets will be able to connect into main switchboard, controlled by the vessels DEIF Power-Management-System. Further on bus-bar breaker is fitted in main switchboard, allowing aft thruster to be fed off shaft alternator and aft thruster and vessels hotel load off the diesel generator sets.

​Electrical power system is fitted for sliding frequency (60-50 Hz), by means of frequency converters for 400/440 V and static frequency converter for 230 V. This will allow main engine and propeller rpm to be reduced with 17%. Further on, the vessel will be fitted with a 2-speed gearbox, giving 2 fixed propeller speed steps.

​Further on a clutch will be incorporated between main engine and reduction gearbox, as well as a pony motor/starting transformer will be supplied and fitted. This equipment will facilitate declutching of main engine and the possibility of starting up the shaft alternator as an e-motor for propulsion. Propulsion can thus be run as diesel-electric at fixed rpm, used as a take-me-home facility (PTH). Maximum propulsion power for PTH will be 2000 kW.

​Above designs and systems ensures an economical running profile of the vessel.


​Length overall​...............................................82,00 m

​Length between PP​.......................................72,00 m

​Breadth moulded​...........................................17,20 m

​Depth 1st deck​..............................................12,35 m

​Depth 2nd deck……………………………….9,50 m

​Depth 3rd deck​................................................6,50 m

​Scantling draught​............................................8,50 m

​Frame spacing​.............................................600 mm

​Tonnage​…………………………………4141 GT

​Accommodation and outfitting for a total crew of 16.

​RSW-tanks​……………………………….2900 cum

​Fuel Oil​……………………………………547 cum

​Fresh Water​…………………………………73 cum

​Forepeak……………………………………153 cum

​Design:​Karstensens Skibsværft A/S

​Trial speeds / average;

​​17,2 knots

​Hull:​- built by Nauta Shipyard, Gdansk. Poland.

​Class:​DNV-GL, +1A Fishing Vessel TMon, hull: Ice-C.


Hydraulic winches:​- all supplied by Karmøy Winch, main system:

​2 x Trawl winches​​90,0 t

​1 x Topline winch​​83,0 t

​1 x Tail-end winch​​57,0 t

​2 x Netdrums​​111,0 t

​6 x Mooring winches​11,1 t

​2 x Anchor windlass​

​1 x Netsounder winch

​1 x Hydraulic hose reel.

​1 x Fish hose reel.


​Fish pumping equipment delivered by Sea Quest of Killybegs, Ireland:

​2 x Sea Quest fish pumps, 24”.

Deck cranes: ​- all supplied by Karmøy Winch:

​​​1 x Fore deck crane, 3 tonnes x 18,0 m.

​​2 x Fish pump / net crane aft, 4 tonnes x 14,0 m.

HP hydraulics:​Complete drives systems (2 off) winches and cranes, respectively fish pump and associated equipment, supplied by Karmøy Winch:

​3 x 110 kW pump-unit.

​8 x 87 kW pump-unit.

​3 x 55 kW pump-unit.

​2 x 30 kW pump unit.

Trawl blocks​Brdr. Markussen, Blue Line

Anchors & chains​AC-14, supplied through Max Fodgaard.


Main engine:​MAN 12V32/44 CR, 7200 kW @ 750 rpm.

Propeller plant:​Scana Volda CP95/4, d4500 mm.

Reduction gearbox:​Scana Volda ACG-980/PS750, 2-speed, 135/100 propeller rpm.

Shaft alternator:​AEM SF 710 S6, 3500 kW / 4375 kVA @ 1200 rpm.

Auxiliaries:​2 x MAN 6L21/31, 1254 kWe @ 900 rpm.

Harbour set 1:​1 x Cummins QSM11-DM, 250 kWe @ 1800 rpm.

Harbour set 2:​1 x Cummins QSB7-DM, 125 kWe @ 1800 rpm.

Steering gear:​Rolls Royce Tenfjord SR722 – 270 kNm.

Rudder:​Rolls-Royce high performance.

Thrusters:​2 x Brunvoll FU74 LTC2000, 1400 kW / 1904 HP.

Starting air compr.:​Atlas Copco LT20-30.

Working air compr.​Atlas Copco FA 11FF.

Fuel oil separator:​1 x GEA Westfalia OSE 5-91-037/5.

Lub oil separator:​1 x GEA Westfalia OSE 10-91-067/6.

​2 x GEA Westfalia OSE 5-91-037/3.​

FO transfer pumps:​2 x Bombas Azcue.

Remote sounding:​MCS.

Pumps:​Main engine cooling:​Bombas Azcue.

​Deckwash-, fire- and

​bilge pumps:​Bombas Azcue.

​Hydr. cooling pumps:​Bombas Azcue.

Box coolers:​GEA Bloksma (all engines and main components are FW cooled).

Bilge ejectors:​Ellehammer.

FW pressure sets:​2 x Bombas Azcue.

Hot water tank:​OSO, 200 l/ 2x15kW.

Sewage pumps:​2 x Bombas Azcue.

Sewage vacuum syst:​Jets.


RSW-system:​2 x Johnson Controls (York/Sabroe), each 1450 kW / 1.233.000 kCal/h.

​Circulation pumps​4 x 500 cum/h

​Condenser pumps​2 x 300 cum/h

​RSW circulation system with remote operated RSW-valves through Johnson Controls control system.

Actuators for valves:​Eltorque (Lyng).


​4 x 66 kW compressor units.

​2 x 4200 l tanks.


MOB-boat:​Noreq RRB500.

MOB-boat davit:​Noreq NPDS 1800H.

Life rafts:​2 x Viking, 20 pers.

Watermist system:​Wilhelmsen.

Fire detection:​Consilium.



Wheelhouse consoles:​ElPro, Fosen, Norway.

Accommodation:​Maritime Montering, Norway.

Furniture:​Maritime Montering / Ekornes, Norway.

Wheelhouse chairs:​Recaro Northsea.

Ventilation plant:​Aeron.

Windows:​van Wingerden.

Window wipers:​Wynn.

Galley equipment:​Beha, Norway.

Paint supplier:​Sigma – vessel completely sandblasted and hot-zinc sprayed.


Navigation lights:​Lopolight (LED).

Search light:​2 x SeeMatz (electric remote controlled).

Tank level controls:​Mobrey alarms.

Electrical contractor:​KS Elektro.

Power management:​Deif Delomatic 4 PMS system.

Main switchboard:​ScanTechnic, Denmark.

Central UPS:​99 kVA.​

Alarm panel:​Marine Control Services (MCS).


Extensive array of electronic equipment (navigation, fish finding and communication): Main supplies by H. Williamson (Scalloway) and Furuno-UK.

All installations by KS Elektro.

Main items:

Wheelhouse monitors;​5 x Hatteland, 55”.

​16 x Hatteland, 26”.

Monitor switching:​Furuno-UK/Böning Video-Wall.

LF sonar:​Furuno FSV-25, 18-20-22 kHz.

MF sonar:​Furuno FSV-85, 71-84 kHz.

Echo sounder:​Furuno FCV-2100.

​Furuno FCV-1900.

​Furuno FSS-1.

Mulit-beam sonar:​WASSP WMBT-80F.

Current indicator:​Furuno CI68.

Net monitor:​Marport.

Trawl sonar:​Simrad FS-70.

Radar 1 (3 cm):​Furuno FAR3210.

Radar 2 (10 cm):​Furuno FAR3230S.

Radar 3 (solid state):​Furuno DRS-6A-NXT.


Plotter 1:​Sodena.

Plotter 2:​MaxSea TimeZero

Gyro compass:​2 x Simrad GC80.

Autopilot:​Simrad AP80-system.

V-sat communication:​2 x Sailor 900

Sat-TV system:​SeaTel Model 120.

GMDSS:​Sailor equipment for A3 navigation.


Autotrawl system:​Karmøy Winch.

ME remote control:​Scana Volda Neptune-II CPP.

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​Karstensens Skibsværft A/S

Vestre Strandvej 17

9990 Skagen

Phone: +45 9844 1311 10859581

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