Fishing Vessels

With a reference list of more than 200 fishing vessel designs built, Wärtsilä Ship Design is a world leading designer within the field. We listen to our customers and understand their business, and with our extensive knowledge and expertise we ensure that all of our designs have:

  • Optimized hull/propulsion interaction to achieve the best possible level of efficiency, and low fuel consumption
  • Environmental profile due to machinery configuration, efficient hull lines and fish waste recovery
  • Excellent sea state capabilities, based on extensive experience and studies for all operational modes and load conditions
  • Reduced risk, due to integration between the products and design
  • Low noise level
  • Cost efficient construction, due to optimized main deck and superstructure

    Vessel Types
    • Pelagic Purse Seiners
    • Pelagic Purse Seiners/Trawlers
    • Pelagic Freezer Trawlers
    • Stern Trawlers and Factory Trawlers

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    Pelagic vessels

    Wärtsilä Ship Design is at the forefront in the design of sophisticated purse seiners and pelagic mid-water trawlers

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    Stern trawlers

    Based on our proven designs, with optimized hull-design and improved sea-state capabilities

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    • VS 6206 Krill fishing factory vessel
      The world’s biggest and most modern krill fishing factory vessel is to be designed by Wärtsilä. The vessel will operate in the pristine waters of the Antarctic, a World Heritage site, and the Wärtsilä design provides an appropriately sustainable environmental solution.

      VS 6206 Krill fishing factory vessel

    • Ocean Star
      The new pelagic fishing trawler ordered by Scottish owner Mewstead LLP will be built according to a Wärtsilä design and will feature a broad scope of Wärtsilä propulsion machinery.

      Ocean Star

    • Libas
      The Libas, delivered 2004, is a combined purse seiner and trawler designed by Wärtsilä Ship Design for the future needs of the global pelagic fleet.


    • Gitte Henning
      Delivered in 2008, the Gitte Henning is a modern fishing vessel designed by Wärtsilä Ship Design to perform midwater trawling. Gitte Henning is conceived with an emphasis on low fuel consumption, a minimal environmental footprint, and safety and comfort for the crew.

      Gitte Henning

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