About Sail Line Fish – Gone Fishin’
Sail Line Fish as the name suggests combines the historical elements of Nordic Fisheries
Zoom Sail Line Fish Ltd was formed in 2009. Based in the Shetland Islands we are surrounded by excellent fishing grounds which have sustained the Islands communities for its history.
In May 2010 the Company was awarded smart:Scotland funding to conduct an 18 month feasibility study into the potential of a sail-assisted fishing vessel. During this study the collapsible Balpha Mast (patents pending) PCT/GB/2011/001463 was developed to prototype stage.
The Balpha Mast is a unique product giving the Seafarer the versatility to instantly switch from a (mast up) vessel under sail to a (mast down) power driven vessel. This can be done whether underway at sea or alongside in port.
Plans are now underway for a 3 year R & D project to design and build a purpose built sail-assisted fishing vessel. Once commissioned this high-tech 15m vessel will provide a working platform to test and trial the Balpha Mast system. The aim of this project will be to take the Company products of high quality line caught fish and the innovative Balpha Mast system from prototype to production.
We hope to promote the fishing industry as it continues to provide from the sea.