Boat2Fish Seigur History

by thrandur

Boat2Fish boat named Hafbjörg

The creation of the Boat2Fish

Boats have been produced in Iceland under the name “Seigur” since the year 1991. The Boat2Fish is a unique fishing boat in it’s market of 10-15 meters boats. It has been developed in a very short time, thanks to the combination of the experience and knowledge at Seigla in Iceland and the idea’s and advises from the boat owners of the Boat2Fish boats has served well over the years.

The maiden trip started on the 16th of December 2000, when the first Boat2Fish boat named Hafbjörg was designed and build. The boat is very special, due to the high speed and stable sailing. Although the owner is very satisfied, we knew we could do better. We kept on improving the boats and will continue to do so.
Boat2Fish is always looking for new ideas and suggestions, this makes it a boat with a lot of possibilities and capabilities that can meet every fisherman’s demand. Boat2Fish is willing to test the new techniques and
products coming to the market. When it shows to be an improvement, it will be implemented in the building process.

Boat2Fish boat named Guðmundur Jónsson

Used techniques

Boat2Fish is designed as a planing boat with drop keel. This is our design and as far as we know, not used on any other fiberglass fishing boat in the world. The reinforcements we use are stitched non-woven bi-axial glass fiber mats. The Icelandic Maritime Administration approved this material for the first time in Iceland in the year 2000. That was for the first boat of the type Boat2Fish!

After this first boat was built, we have used this material in all our boats. Facts about this technique are, that the minimum allowed flexural strength of a fiberglass laminate according to The Icelandic Maritime Administration is 130 Mpa. The most common glass fiber reinforcement today in the marine industry is chopped strand mat (CSM), it has been used through the years in boat production. When you have to get a glass fiber ratio of 33%, which is approximately what you get when you use CSM the flexural strength, the flexural strength is app. 165 Mpa. The flexural strength of a laminate made of stitched non-woven bi-axial glass fiber used by Boat2Fish is app. 400 Mpa this is almost 250% higher!!

In January 2004 Boat2Fish implemented the vacuum infusion technology in their boat production. This is an advanced technology and has mainly been used in the high performance composite industry, aircraft, aerospace etc. This is a new production method in the marine industry. We are convinced that all boat builders will use it in the near future. There are many reasons for our decision to implement the vacuum infusion technology. First of all the quality of our boats will increase and second of all, the boats will by lighter, stronger and stiffer. With the result that the boats can go faster with more fish in the fish hold and the fuel consumption will be lower. The question is not if, but when boat builders will start using this method in their production. The employees have attended seminars in vacuum infusion in Iceland, Sweden and Norway to increase their skills. Our aim is to constantly improve our products, technology and now-how.

That’s why we like the quote: “The road to success is always under construction”. (Jim Miller) and that is what we are doing.

Boat2Fish boat named Happasæll

Boat types

There are several types of boats on the market. You can find a slow keelboat, basically these are good boats. They have a good and solid construction and are economical, but only have a cruise speed from 8-10 knots. It will take about 4-5 hours to sail 40 sea miles.

Then you have the Semi-planing boats, these are with keel or have a bad planing hull. These boats have many negative sides. They are fuel consuming, because they require a lot of energy to make speed and once on cruise speed, there is a lot of pressure on the engine to maintain this speed. The cruise speed is from 8-12 knots, with this speed it will take about 3-5 hours to sail 40 sea miles.

The full-planing boats are good boats, but they have the problem that they drift too much, this makes them difficult to control. They have a cruise speed of 20-24 knots, what makes them sail 40 sea miles in 1 ½ – 2 hours.

At last we have the Boat2Fish – a full-planing boat with drop keel. These boats are:

  • fast

  • easily controllable

  • well constructed

  • economical

The cruise speed is 20-24 knots and will make the boats sail 40 sea miles in 1½ – 2 hours. The top speed of 30 knots makes this an excellent boat.

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