Cape Arkona

Award Winning

70-100 m

200-500 kWh

Cape Arkona is the first multiple-purpose fishing boat and is rigged for three types of fishing - autoline, trawling and potting. One can alternate between the tree fishing styles on the same trip without having to re-rig. Austral Fisheries is already doing many measures to be carbon neutral, among other things, planting thousands of trees yearly. Cape Arkona is a hybrid vessel equipped with an Orca Energy battery pack that helps Austral Fisheries reach its goal of carbon neutrality.

Corvus ESS specifications:

Name Cape Arkona
Owner Austral Fisheries
Integrator Elmarin
Segment Fishing and Aquaculture
Sub-segment Fishing
Vessel type Fishing Vessel
ESS capacity 361 kWh
Corvus product Corvus Orca ESS
Delivery year 2020
Ship yard Baatbygg
Ship design Skipskompetanse SK-4260
Newbuild/Retrofit Newbuild
Vessel size 66,9 m x 15 m
Payload capacity 1150 m3 frozen storage
IMO no 9857585
Area of Operation Australia, South Africa,
Ship system Hybrid
Class BV
Flag state Australia

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The Norwegian-built Cape Arkona was awarded the best multi-purpose fishing boat of 2020 during the Baird Maritime Awards.

“There is no doubt,” Baatbygg told Baird Maritime, “that the most unique feature about the vessel is the combination of catch methods and the possibility to carry all the different necessary fishing gear at the same time. The propulsion and power train are also unique for this type of fishing vessel and as far as we know, it is the first configuration of this specific type to also be tied in with a battery system to create a true hybrid.