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B51 Sparkling Star

The Sparkling Star: Illuminating the Future of Irish Fishing

The Sparkling Star boasts state-of-the-art equipment and modern technology, prioritizing efficient and sustainable fishing practices. Modern power solutions minimize running costs and maximize fuel efficiency.

Collaboration at its Finest

Mooney Boats served as the shipyard, working closely with naval architect Ove Kristensen of Vestvaerftet (Denmark) and the Killybegs Marine Cluster. This collaboration ensured the Sparkling Star surpassed the Murphy family’s expectations.


Vessel Specifications
Year Built 2023
Yard No B51
Length overall 31.00m
Breadth 8.70m
Draught 4.0m
Cruising Speed 10 Knots
Number of crew 8
Main Engines ABC 6DZC
Gearbox Novga Heimdal HG6 Marine Gearbox
Stern Gear Conventional shaft drive
Hull Material Society Approved Grade A Steel
Flag Irish Flag
Classification Society Bureau Veritas

A Family Tradition Shines Bright

The Sparkling Star represents the Murphy family’s continued dedication to the Irish fishing industry. This new vessel allows them to capitalize on the rich fishing grounds of the Atlantic Ocean, ensuring their legacy thrives for future generations.

A Commitment to Excellence

Mooney Boats takes pride in building high-quality vessels. They value their partnership with the Killybegs Marine Cluster and extend their best wishes to the crew of the Sparkling Star for a prosperous and safe future on the seas.