Kvichak delivers first of three Bristol Bay gillnetters

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(SEATTLE) — Kvichak Marine Industries Inc., a Vigor Industrial company, recently delivered the first of three new Bristol Bay boats. This new, top house design all-aluminum 32-by-16-foot jet-propelled gillnetter is a product of the Kvichak design team and is powered by twin Volvo D11 EVEC-E engines rated for 510 bhp coupled to ZF 305-3 marine gears and Hamilton HJ364 waterjets providing a top speed of 35 knots. Kvichak has a long history of delivering quality gillnetters dating back to 1987.

This new Kvichak design combines shallow draft capability with short transit times to the line, and the ability to maintain planning speed when partially loaded. The unique top house arrangement maximizes creature comforts while maintaining a large efficient working deck.

Additional vessel features include:
Length: 32 feet
Beam: 16 feet 1 inch
Draft (light): 25 inches 
Draft (full wells): 35 inches
Fuel capacity (maximum): 400 gallons  
Fresh water capacity: 50 gallons
Hold capacity: 20,500 pounds maximum
8,500 pounds ~ 9,000 pounds @ 29 knots
Accommodations for five crew
Webasto diesel heater
7.5 ton RSW system
Top house design

For additional information, contact Kvichak Marine Industries, 469 NW Bowdoin Place; Seattle, WA, USA; telephone (206) 545-8485; fax (206) 545-3504;
e-mail sales@kvichak.com; website www.kvichak.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff