Identical 26.50m state-of-the-art pair-seiners from Macduff Shipyards are landmark reinvestment by longstanding pair-trawl skippers Stewart Buchan and David Cardno.
The delivery of the new Crystal River FR 178 to Fraserburgh skipper David Cardno on 10 September, three months after her identical sistership Faithful FR 129 was delivered to skipper Stewart Buchan, marked the culmination of an impressive first for Macduff Shipyards Ltd.
The new vessels have the distinction of being the yard’s first new-build pair-trawl order in over 30 years, the previous such order having been the wooden-hulled Solitaire and Sonia Jane, which were launched in 1987 and 1988.
In addition, the Crystal River is the biggest vessel built to date at Macduff Shipyards’ Buckie yard.
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