Måløy Maritime Group
Båtbygg signs new contract with Austral Fisheries
September 12, 2023

Båtbygg AS has signed a contract with Austral Fisheries to build a long liner designed by Marin Teknikk.

The name of the new fishing vessel is Austral Odyssey and will engage in deep sea fishing for tooth fish in the waters north of Antarctica. The fishing vessel is scheduled to be completed in 2025.

Båtbygg shipyard with its long tradition for new builds, conversions, repairs, and maintenance has positioned themselves as one of Norway’s leading shipyards for vessel categories like fishing, offshore, research, ferries and aquaculture.
– We are very proud and humble to be working together with Austral Fisheries again for this new vessel. This confirms our well established and good relationship with our customers, and we can call us a reliable supplier and partner, says CEO of Båtbygg, Kjell-Inge Sjåstad.

The vessel will be 68,5 meters long, 14,6 meters wide, is built for a 33 people crew and loading capacity of 700 tons. She will be the biggest and most advanced vessel of her kind, with top modern functions to optimize effective and sustainable fishing, with comfort and safety onboard.

– This contract and the Cape Arkona that we delivered to Austral Fisheries in 2020 are a result of the amazing work our employees have done for many years, when it comes to quality and delivery time, says Sjåstad.

Green profile
Austral Odyssey will have an advanced and energy-saving hybrid propulsion system with integrated load-shaving battery solution and two-speed transmission. Austral Fisheries believes that this will reduce emissions and further improve fuel efficiency.

The design of Austral Odyssey combines the knowledge and experience of her owners, designers, and shipbuilders to be equipped for fishery in the harsh environment the waters north of Antarctica provides. We look forward to work with Båtbygg again, says David Carter, CEO of Austral Fisheries.

Illustration: Marin Teknikk