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File No. OT5250

Vessel Type50' Herring Seiner
Hull TypeFiberglass
Length (LOA)50 ft.
Breadth20 ft.6 in.
Depth9 ft.
Draft10 ft.
Year Built1989
Built ByKustom Fiberglass Industries Limited
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Federal Permits

Category A Herring Permit


Hold Capacity: 90000 lbs of Herring
Fuel: 3000 gallons of Diesel
Freshwater: 1200 gallons

Fishing Gear

One 200 fa x 42 fa 1-1/8" knotted with skirt, heavy leaded, new 2017, net is still like new
One 180 fa x 18 fa 7/8" knotless excellent shape


Main Engine: 480HP, CAT 3408 Diesel
Transmission: CAT 7211
Gear Ratio: 4.48:1
Propellor: Mega 4

Auxiliary Engines

Kubota - 15 KW Generator (new 2017)

Safety Equipment

(1) 12 Person Life Raft
(6) Life Jackets
(2) Life Rings
CO2 Extinguishing System in Engine Room
(6) Survival Suits


(8) Berths
(2) Cabins
Electric Stove
Galley on Deck
Electric - Radiated Heat
Hot Water Heaters - Forced Air


Sonic Kaijo 60 khz digital omni sonar (new 2019)
Suzuki 1900M Search light sonar (new 2017)
Suzuki ES 1050 and Furuno depth sounder/bottom machines
VHF: (3) Raymarine, Icom, Standard Horizon
GPS: Raytheon, Sitex, Furuno
VMS: Skymate
Loudhailer, fog horn and PA system
Aquatronics Stereo in wheel house
Radars: (2) Furuno 48 mile
Engine room and deck video monitoring system
Autopilot: Comnav, new 2017 (3 stations) with ZF electronic micro commander throttle/Shift

Deck Equipment

Split purse winches (new 2019) with new 10k char-lynn motors, holds 350 fa 9/16 wire
Hawboldt Running Line winch
Anchor winch
2-pullmaster pl2 boom winches on separate strong backed booms( PL2 cork purse, PL2 pump boom, PL2 drying winch)
Aluminum Mast, steel seine boom-main. With integrated hard hydraulic lines to power block
29" Power Block, new hi-torque motor and re-vulcanized 2019
Aluminum stabilizers with 4 pullmaster stabilizer winches
H8 main boom topping winch and H8 skiff hoist winch
14' vulcanized 6" rail roller
Dewatering elbow
All new Hydraulics. New Durst PTO, with new twin disk sp211 clutch 2020. Hydraulic ram actuation from wheel house. PTO re-geared from 1-1 to 1.36-1, upgraded Denison pumps (2-55 gpm vane pumps, and 15 gpm piggyback) with Denison psi reliefs.
2019 - New purse Davit and hydraulic ram with 1/2" steel plate bolted thru deck stringers and encapsulated in fiberglass
Seine Skiff: Gutted to a bare shell in 2019 and completely rebuilt. Powered by 4BT cummins 135 hp and Traktor Jet
8" Fairbanks fish pump w/ multiple fittings, adapters and sections of layflat


Boat is turnkey and very capable for its size, Every aspect of vessel has been upgraded or modified.

Limited Access Category A Herring permit has several years of recent history.
All history is GOM purse seine fishery.  Baseline up to 80' and 720 hp.  Perfect size operation for current fishery, also meets size restrictions for menhaden fishery.

Very efficient and economical package to run.      


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** The information given is believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed **