Joy as new Altaire is launched in Denmark

THE NEW 80 metre Altaire LK429 was launched at the Danish shipyard Karstensens Skibsværft, in Skagen, at the weekend.

A large group of crew, family members, friends and invited guests travelled to Denmark for the occasion.

The large pelagic trawler was ordered in December 2020 and will based at the Collafirth Pier.

At 79.95 metres in length and a beam of 16.60 metres, Altaire is powered by a Wärtsilä 12V31 main engine driving a two-speed gearbox and a 4200mm propeller.

The yard said the new design focuses on crew wellbeing, low emissions and catch quality, enabling the vessel to land first class quality pelagic fish.

The Altaire is owned by a partnership that includes three local shareholders as well as the Plymouth based fishing agents Interfish.

The vessel is expected to arrive in Shetland in early June.

Shetland News