Allswater’s Role in Paving the Way for the Saputi II Factory Freezer Trawler

Posted Oct 24, 2023

In the world of marine innovation and sustainable fisheries, it’s not every day that you come across a groundbreaking project that encapsulates the spirit of progress, environmental stewardship, and community empowerment. The recent confirmation of the order for the Saputi II Factory Freezer Trawler by Canadian shipowner Qikiqtaaluk Fisheries is one such milestone. At Allswater, we take immense pride in our role in supporting this remarkable project and helping bring it to fruition.

A Vision of Excellence and Sustainability

The Saputi II is not just another fishing vessel; it’s a state-of-the-art Arctic freezer trawler designed to set new standards in the industry. This vessel, measuring an impressive 79 meters in length and 17 meters in width, is destined to be a game-changer for harvesting shrimp and Greenland halibut sustainably. At the heart of this endeavor is an unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship and responsible fisheries management.

Allswater’s Contribution

At Allswater, we believe in making a real impact in the marine industry. Our collaboration with Qikiqtaaluk Fisheries and the Freire Shipyard to support the construction of the Saputi II is a testament to this commitment. We have been an integral part of the project, providing our expertise and guidance to ensure the vessel’s success.

One of the key aspects of our involvement has been to support the design of this extraordinary vessel. Working closely with naval architects Skipsteknisk, we’ve helped shape a vessel that not only meets but exceeds the industry’s expectations. Our dedication to innovation and sustainable practices aligns perfectly with the mission of providing the highest quality seafood products while fostering prosperity within our communities.

Enhancing Operational Efficiency

The Saputi II Factory Freezer Trawler represents a significant leap in operational capabilities. Compared to its predecessor, the Saputi, the Saputi II boasts the ability to handle 750 tons of shrimp (compared to 580) and approximately 1,100 tons of turbot (compared to 900). This increase in capacity reflects our commitment to providing top-quality seafood products to the world, all while ensuring higher operational efficiencies.

The vessel is equipped with the latest technology for fishing, processing, and crew comfort, ensuring that it can employ between 28 and 30 personnel per trip. Furthermore, we look forward to providing training and mentoring opportunities for even more Inuit to work on this cutting-edge vessel.

A Symbol of Progress and Community Empowerment

The Saputi II Factory Freezer Trawler is more than just a vessel; it’s a symbol of progress, sustainability, and community empowerment. We at Allswater are excited to see the completion of this remarkable project and its vital role in creating prosperous and sustainable fisheries for the North.

We want to express our gratitude to the Qikiqtaaluk Corporation for entrusting us with this significant project. We are proud to be a part of this journey, and we thank our dedicated team and partners, including Freire Shipyard, for their hard work and commitment.

Marcos Freire, General Manager of Freire Shipyard, aptly put it when he said, “We feel really proud to be the selected shipyard for building this state-of-the-art Arctic freezer trawler.” And indeed, we at Allswater share in that pride, knowing that our expertise has contributed to this extraordinary endeavor.

Ships Are Cool – Join Us in Shaping the Future of Marine Innovation!

The Saputi II Factory Freezer Trawler stands as a beacon of hope and progress, and Allswater is proud to be a part of this groundbreaking project that will shape the future of sustainable fisheries and marine innovation. Join us in celebrating this achievement and stay tuned for more exciting developments in the world of marine excellence. Together, let’s continue to prove that “Ships are Cool.