Gitte Henning is open for visitors today in Skagen

The Kleven yard at Ulsteinvik in Norway has delivered Denmark’s biggest fishing vessel, which is today on display in Skagen.

The new Gitte Henning S-349, the latest in a long series of pelagic vessels to carry the name, has been built for Henning Kjeldsen and is designed by Salt Ship Design.

Gitte Henning has been completed at Kleven on a hull built at the Crist yard in Poland and measures 90.45 metres overall, with a moulded breadth of 17.80 metres and a 3600 cubic metre carrying capacity in its RSW tanks. MMC delivered the 3x1300kW RSWsystem, the 2 x 4.2 cubic metre vacuum system, the water separator and the ozone system. Karmøy Winch delivered the deck equipment.

There is a long history of fishing vessels with the Gitte Henning name, and the new pelagic vessel replaces a Norwegian-built former Icelandic pelagic vessel with the same name that was acquired in a swap when the last vessel built for Henning Kjeldsen was went to Icelandic operator Síldarvinnslan after having been on operation for little more than a year.

Gitte Henning is open for viewing in Skagen today from 1300 to 1600, alongside the company’s other vessels Lasse S-47 and Frida Amalie S-549.