We asked in December for a few minutes of your time to vote for us in the 2017 Sea Transport awards. We are happy to say that many of you took the time, for which we are deeply grateful, as we are delighted to announce that we won and have been awarded Naval Architecture Firm of the Year 2017 – UK & Ireland.
Many thanks again, your support is truly appreciated.
The vessel presented here is a 24-Meter MFV concept vessel, designed using state of the art 3D-modeling software and techniques, which affords us and our clients the opportunity to easily visualise the completed vessel long before production begins.
By employing parametric modelling techniques Prolines have the ability and expertise to precision engineer every single detail of the vessel structure. We analyse its strength, test stability along with speed & power ratios, and can easily amend the design to suit our clients needs, while constantly tracking build materials ensuring that our clients can easily budget for specification/design changes.
By parametrically modelling the vessel, Prolines can also provide CNC & nesting files in several formats to the shipyards, helping to reduce build times and cost, this has the added advantage of reducing the risks for both our clients and the shipyards alike.
Prolines were involved with activity in Dunmore East today that hasn’t been seen in nearly five years, as the first boat was lifted using the syncrolift following the recent completion of €6m dredging works. The syncrolift, is required to raise vessels to facilitate their repair and maintenance.
The works which involved removing approx 27,000 metres cubed of material located in the harbour basin and in the approach channel to the port, at Dunmore East Fishery Harbour Centre were completed in early 2016.
The volume and value of fish landings into Dunmore East have increased significantly in recent years, and the size of fishing vessels using the harbour have also increased. Before the dredging works, the siltation impeded their ability to operate efficiently, while making the syncrolift unusable.
The dredging works were carried out to make the harbour more accessible to larger vessels but also landing times and vessel management will be much improved.
Prolines were on hand to ensure this important first lift went smoothly
It’s that time of year again when we all start to prepare for the season ahead. In recent years, our clients have made big savings by shopping around for boat insurance often saving hundreds of euro in the process. It’s easy to change insurance companies but owners usually have to produce a condition survey. We do 20 to 30 of these every spring and working in the cold in Crosshaven boatyard today I got that feeling, the feeling that spring is on its way and the race course is beckoning.
Prolines has just arrived in Duncannon, Co. Wexford, to carry out an inclining test on a 12m razor fishing vessel. Although not a requirement for the owner, due to the rolling of another Razor off the east coast during the summer of 2014, the owner felt in was best to fully analyse the stability of his vessel before going to sea.