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B43 Fiona K III

The MFV Fiona K III: A Versatile Powerhouse Built in Ireland

Mooney Boats Ltd. in Killybegs, Co. Donegal, proudly delivered the MFV Fiona K III (T 117), a remarkable new vessel for Tom and Donal Kennedy. This multi-purpose trawler represents the culmination of collaboration between skilled Irish builders and local companies, showcasing the strength of the domestic maritime industry.

B43 Fiona K III

Vessel Specifications
Year Built2018
Yard NoB43
Length overall27.38m
Cruising Speed10 Knots
Number of crew8
Main EnginesABC
GearboxGearbox Hundested CPGD120
Stern GearHundested shaft drive
Hull MaterialSociety Approved Grade A Steel
FlagIrish Flag
Classification SocietyBureau Veritas

Designed for Diverse Catches

The Fiona K III tackles a variety of fishing applications with its ingenious design. From pelagic species like herring, mackerel, and scad to demersal fish like tuna and whitefish, this vessel is well-equipped to handle seasonal catches.

Optimized for Efficiency

The Fiona K III boasts a well-organized deck layout with distinct pumping and lifting areas. Pelagic fish are efficiently pumped aboard at the stern, while tuna and whitefish are carefully hoisted onboard at the starboard shoulder. This thoughtful design streamlines operations and ensures optimal catch handling.

A Testament to Irish Craftsmanship

At an impressive 27.46 meters LOA, the Fiona K III is the largest fishing vessel delivered by Mooney Boats Ltd. to date. Several other Irish companies played a vital role in her construction, including SeaQuest Systems, EK Marine, KER Group, Tom Hand Electronics, Barry Electronics, Padmos, and Swan Net-Gundry. This collaborative effort makes the Fiona K III a true symbol of Irish maritime expertise.

Skipper Tom Kennedy’s Pride

“We are delighted with the end result,” said Skipper Tom Kennedy. “The entire project, from design to construction, has been a fantastic journey. We are incredibly grateful for the support and encouragement we received throughout the process. The high-quality machinery installation and fit-out are truly impressive and make the Fiona K III an exceptional vessel.”