Mussel Harvesting Boat
LOA 16.4m Beam 5.5m
Draft 0.8m Payload 15t Speed 8kts
Main Machinery 2 x Doosan L136T 260bhp diesel engine,
2 x Hamilton 292 waterjets
Eileen Louise is one of the popular Wave worker class vessels from Alnmaritec customised for mussel harvesting duties. She has a large working deck with a hydraulic knuckle boom crane and three hydraulic davits with double winches and retracting arms set up to facilitate the latest mussel harvesting techniques. She has a separate air cooled donkey diesel engine below decks powering the crane and the davits as well as supplying hydraulic power to a range of points on the working deck for grading, de-clumping equipment etc. and she has a powerful sea water ring main running around the working deck. She has a removable bow door as well as removable handrails down the side of the working deck to allow easy access during mussel harvesting operations. She is a proper workhorse, no frills just good solid engineering.