A new 19m workboat ‘Tiffany of Melfort’ has successfully started work for Kames Fish Farming to help meet their requirements for plans to expand production from 2,000 tonnes to 5,000 tonnes per year by 2023.

The landing craft is powered by two diesel Doosan L136TI, producing 230hp each with a steel hull and raised wheelhouse maximising deck space and helping with visibility. Clements Engineering supplied a full stern gear package to the vessel, comprising of propellers, rudders, shafts and couplings.

The demand for rainbow trout has increased and this larger vessel will hopefully reduce the number of trips made by smaller boat to feed barges and for harvesting. Kames has a freshwater site at Loch Tay in Perthshire, and one in Dumfries and Galloway, and four seawater sites in Argyll and one at Loch Pooltiel, Skye. It also has two hatcheries.

Clements Engineering design and manufacture their stern gear in their foundry and factory at their site in Bedfordshire and supply to various types of vessels used in both the commercial and leisure sectors.