Kvichak Delivers Bristol Bay Gillnetter

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 15, 2015

Photo courtesy of Kvichak

Photo courtesy of Kvichak

Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc, a Vigor Industrial Company, delivered the first of three new Bristol Bay boats. 

The new, top house design all-aluminum 32’ x 16’ 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 water jets providing a top speed of 35 knots.

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, the builder said.

Additional vessel features include:

  • Length:  32’    
  • Beam:  16’ 1”
  • Draft (light):  25”      
  • Draft (full wells):  35”
  • Fuel capacity (max):  400 gallons      
  • Fresh water capacity:  50 gallons
  • Hold capacity:  20,500 lbs maximum    
  • 8,500 lbs ~ 9,000 lbs @ 29 knots
  • Accommodations for 5 crew    
  • Webasto diesel heater
  • 7.5 ton RSW system    
  • Top house design
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