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30th May 2018

Auto Baiters to Shetland Fishermen

Single magazine baiters to Shetland Fishermen ... more

27th March 2018

Price increase due 1st May 2018

Due to increases in supply costs, prices on all line fishing equipment and gear will be increased 1st May 2018. Sail Line Fish apologizes to its customers. ... more

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Research

The Research undertaken aims to establish the potential of a sail assisted commercial fishing vessel.

Areas of research undertaken:-

  • 1/5/2010 - 31/10/2011 - smart:Scotland Feasibility Study to Develop a Sail Line Fishing Vessel - Aim - to establish how effective a modern sail system could be within a commercial fishing vessel - Results - 33 % distance sailed, 17.6% reduction in fuel comsumption, 76 days extra per year with folding mast system - Balpha Mast.
  • 1/5/2009 - Ongoing - Daily Log of Weather and Sea States Relative to Sail-Assisted Fishing - Aim - To collect meteorological data within Shetlands fishing grounds of wind speed & direction, swell height, suitablity of conditions for sail fishing in 15 meter vessel. Results - 69% days per year suitable for sail fishing.   

                                    Balpha Mast demonstration 2011 

In This Section

Star LK850

The boat we use, the Star LK850, was originally built in 1970 as 'Vigra' by Walter Duncan... more

Timeline

A timeline showing the major events and milestones acheived by the feasibility study into sail powered commercial fishing... more