Designed by Ian Paton of SC McAllister & Co Ltd for Skipper James Corbett in partnership with Don Fishing, the fully shelter-decked Sparkling Star is the first of a new class of vessel featuring a round bilge hull with a registered length of 16.48m, 7m of beam and a depth moulded of 4.06m.
Sparkling Star’s propulsion system features a Mitsubishi S6R2 MPTK-F main engine, Reintjes 7.091:1 reduction gearbox and a 2100mm-diameter propeller. Doosan L126TI and Mitsubishi 6D16 auxiliary engines are also fitted.
After successful engine and fishing trials, the Sparkling Star intends on making her maiden trip in mid-December. The twin rig vessel will operate out of the port of Kinlochbervie targeting Whitefish species such as Monkfish & Megrims off the North West coast of Scotland