UK and Ireland distributor for Moteurs Baudouin, the Southampton-based Proteum, has won the contract to supply power systems to the largest steel fishing boat to be built by C. Toms & Sons.
Whitefish twin-rig trawler Loch Inchard II, ordered by Ian Mackay of Loch Inchard Fishing Company, is the largest fishing vessel to be built at the C Toms & Sons yard in Polruan, designed by Marine Design International.
The 19.70 metre LOA Loch Inchard II is being supplied with a Baudouin 6M33.2 main engine and a Baudouin 6W126 APU.
“The selection of Baudouin engines by a fishing boatbuilder of C.Toms’s stature for an important construction such as the Loch Inchard II is a huge endorsement for Baudouin engines, which have earned a reputation for their reliability and low operational and through life costs,” said Proteum’s head of sales Neil Taylor.
He commented that Moteurs Baudouin has been designing and manufacturing marine engines specifically for the commercial marine, fishing and shipping sectors for more than a century.
“Baudouin engines offer power ratings from 136kW to 1214kW and are built to forecast, not to order, to ensure availability for customers,” he said.