Double fishing vessel order for DuroWipersClass 50 pantographs have been fitted to a new fish farm vessel for Marine Harvest

A double order of DuroWipers pantographs has kitted out two newbuild fishing vessels from Arklow Marine Services in Ireland.

This not the first time that Arklow has gone to DuroWipers to equip its vessels. Billy Tyrrell of Arklow Marine Services said that they have been using these wiper systems for six years.

“We have found DuroWipers to be exceptional, both in terms of price and quality, which is why we have come back to them again and again,” he said.

“The market at the moment is very much price driven so we largely have to make decisions on that basis. Fitting a wiper that lasts the lifetime of the vessel is cost effective for our clients.”

The first set of Class 50 pantographs went to equip the McNeil family’s 19-metre crabber Amberlisa, and the second vessel is an 18 metre fish farm vessel for Marine Harvest, a sister vessel to Croi na Farraige which was delivered by Arklow two years previously.

The reputation of DuroWipers expands across many markets, a wiper system that can handle the harsh environments a lifeboat has to tackle is also going to perform well on a fishing vessel,” said Noel Gould, MD of DuroWipers, commenting that DuroWiper pantographs and pendulums have a patented twin drive rotary transfer box which gives smooth, powerful and reliable performance. The wipers have been designed to last the lifetime of a vessel. Made from AISI 316 stainless steel they are not only sustainable, but also the most robust on  the market.

“We’ve had no complaints and we’ll definitely bear DuroWipers in mind for future new vessels,” Billy Tyrrell at Arklow Marine Services added.

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