Arpège — an innovative demonstration trawler featuring diesel-electric propulsion — is now undergoing her first refit after completing 4000 hours of trial fishing expeditions conducted by owner Alexis Hagneré since delivery in October 2015. The boat (length overall: 24m; beam: 8.5m) was built by Socarenam. According to the project managers, Arpège has performed well and met the expectations of her owner/skipper who reports that the trials enabled him and his crew to learn not only how to work with the boat, but also how to use Danish seine gear which is new to this part of France.
A product of the ‘Ships of the future’ programme
Arpège was developed under France’s ‘Ships of the future’ programme to advance R&D and innovation that contri…
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