Stern trawler for Deutche Fischfang-Union (DFFU)

DJI 0658

The stern trawler has been developed by VARD in close cooperation with Deutche Fischfang-Union (DFFU).

The VARD 8 03 trawler design is developed to meet the latest demands for fish health management, efficiency, and environmentally friendly operations. With a high focus on quality of catch, safety of crew, and sustainable operations, the vessel has the most efficient technology to bring the catch ashore with minimum environmental footprint.

The new trawler is equipped with the latest technology, equipment, and solutions for onboard production. To secure high quality of the fish, all the catch is processed onboard, packed, and stored in freezers or refrigerators and the biomass is stored in specialized ensilage tanks, before unloading at the harbor.

The trawler has VARD’s innovative catch handling solutions, with a live fish tank to keep the fish healthy until processing, an advanced fish processing factory, high cargo capacity for refrigerated and frozen fish, as well as ensilage tanks to ensure full utilization of the biomass from each catch.

The vessel is arranged for triple trawling. The cargo capacity for frozen products is approximately 2 200 m3 divided over two decks, in addition to ensilage capacity of approximately 540 m3. Total fuel oil capacity is approximately 860 m3.

The vessel has a length of 84 meters and a beam of 16.7 meters. Accommodation is arranged for 34 people on board.

Build specifications

Deutsche Fischfang-Union GMbB & Co KG (DFFU)

ship owner

Vard Brattvaag

outfitting yard

Vard Braila

hull yard

February 2024




Technical specifications

84 m

length overall

16.7 m

breadth moulded

34 pers