Vestnes Ocean is happy to announce that we have signed a contract for delivery of “Willy” furniture for the newbuilding, Fiskebas, being built at Vågland Båtbyggeri in Norway. In addition we will supply “Gerflor” Karavel planks for the whole vessel. The vessel is a Rolls Royce design, NVC 317.
Fiskebas is a local based shipowner in Florø owned by the Madsen family. In 1965 the first “Fiskebas” vessel was ordered from Søviknes yard, it was delivered in February in 1966. The boat was built for both purse and longlining fishing. It was never used for longlining but mostly for herring and mackerel for 20 years. The boat was sold to Shetland in 1986.
MS Fiskebas (2) was a rebuilt shell trawler. It was bought in 1988 and it stayed in Florø till 2004 and was then sold to Havøysund in North of Norway.
MS Fiskebas (3), in 2004 the Madsen family invested in their third vessel built for purse seine fishing. This vessel was built in Solstrand, Tomrefjord in 1996 and was first named “Nordfisk”. This vessel was sold in the autumn 2012.
Fiskebas (4) is the new modern vessel which is going to harbour in Florø and continue building the strong foundation for this family owned fishing shipping company.
We are very satisfied that Vestnes Ocean are chosen as a supplier for furniture for them. It will be a great showroom for us in Florø and we look forward to participate in this vessel.
Vestnes Ocean is a turn key supplier of accommodation solutions for the maritime industry. We have developed our own concept of ship furniture “Willy”, especially made for the life onboard, together with the designers Ralston & Bau, seamen and our own joiners to combine the best of all skills.