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New scalloper Monomoy joins New Bedford fleet; big boat nearly ready for her maiden fishing trip

At 101' Monomoy is the biggest scalloper in the large Eastern/Nordic Fisheries/O’Hara fleet. (Steven Kennedy photo)

At 101′ Monomoy is the biggest scalloper in the large Eastern/Nordic Fisheries/O’Hara fleet. (Steven Kennedy photo)

NEW BEDFORD, MA – Monomoy – a 100’ Florida-built steel scalloper – is the latest vessel to join the big Eastern/Nordic Fisheries/O’Hara fleet of scallopers based here.

Built on a standardized John W. Gilbert Associates design that has served the companies well, Monomoy arrived in New Bedford in February, after an October 2015 launch, and January departure from builder Duckworth Steel Boats, of Tarpon Springs, FL.

Dock workers here have been preparing the big scalloper for her maiden voyage since that time.

At 101’x28’x14’6″ – an additional 6′ longer than their previously biggest boat – Monomoy is now the largest scalloper among her sisters at North Terminal.

Monomoy’s double chine hull was constructed with 3/8″ steel.  The sides – from under the shucking houses back to the transom – are plated with 5/8″ steel, and the main deck/work areas are built with 1″ plating.

Monomoy is equipped with a bulbous bow.

Her fish hold is wet for now, though the Enoksens are hopeful freezing at sea will be a future option.

With that plan in mind, the Enoksens had space built into the fish hold/lazarette area that’s empty for now, but later can be utilized to hold refrigeration equipment if/when the boat is converted.

Monomoy is powered by Caterpillar 3512 main engine from Milton Cat delivering…

 

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