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For the third time, the Norwegian operator HP Holmeset A.S. ordered a new longliner – called Geir – from the Norwegian naval architect Skipsteknisk. With an overall length of 61.80 meters and a width of 13.50 meters, the new longliner is one of the largest and most modern vessels of its kind. YANMAR supplied both the propulsion and auxiliary engines for this showpiece.  

Propulsion and auxiliary engines

Geir is powered by the highly reliable YANMAR 6 in-line cylinder 6EY26W medium-speed 4-stroke engine generating a maximum output of 1,920 kW (2,610 hp) at 750 rpm. Geir’s electrical power is generated by two YANMAR 6-cylinder, 6EY18ALW diesel generators with an output of 800 kW (1,088 hp), 750 kWe at 900 rpm. The engines were commissioned by our trusted Norwegian dealer Maritim Motor and together with Japanese colleagues the project took two years from signing to delivery of the vessel. A sign of trust, cooperation, outstanding quality of companies and products deliver a fresh fish on our plates. 

Eye for environment and working conditions

The new Geir is Skipsteknisk’s ST-156XL design. The ship is especially designed for longline fishing through a moonpool with a 70,000-hook autoline system. A moonpool is an opening in the base of the hull, giving access to the water below, allowing the crew to work protected from severe weather conditions. The fishing company and designer worked closely together to develop a highly efficient vessel, focusing on environmental footprint, working environment and quality of the final fish product.  

The new longliner was built by Vaaglad Båtbyggeri in Norway. The hull was built by the Polish shipyard Stocznia Wisla. The vessel has a freezing capacity of 60 tonnes per day, a carrying capacity of 500 tonnes and can accommodate 22 people. Geir will be delivered in May 2020.  


Main engine builder: YANMAR Diesel Engine Co Ltd - Japan
1 x 6EY26W
4-stroke, single acting, in-line (vertical)
6 Cyl. 260 x 385
MCR: 1.920kW (2.610 hp) at 750 rpm  

Generator builder: YANMAR Diesel Engine Co Ltd - Japan
2x 6EY18ALW
4-stroke, single acting, in-line (vertical)
6 Cyl. 180 x 280
MCR: 800kW (1.088hp), 750kWe at 900rpm  

Design: type ST-156 XL Autoline boat
Length / width: 61.80 m / 13.50 m
Crew: 22 persons
Propulsion: 1920 kW
Freezing capacity: 60 tonnes / day

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