In the late 1980's, the Marine Institute of Newfoundland and Labrador selected g'aski, after 3 years of research, to serve as its demonstration standard for upgrading the fisherman of Atlantic Canada. Since establishment in 1977, developers of the g'aski had produced more than 400 boats for the successful small-boat sector of the fishery in Europe before proudly bringing the technology to North American in the early 1990's. FEATURED BOAT
G'aski, the standard 36' model, built as a tour boat in 2003 was stability tested by Transport Canada. The stability book approves the boat for 23 people onboard.
G'aski's stability, along with her proven seaworthiness, attractive appearance and spacious interior, has created a demand for g'aski sport fishers, live aboard and charter/tour boats. We are pleased to offer a line of pleasure boats to meet this demand and will customize to suit requirements.
Features of the Gaski vessels
The "G'aski" vessels are planing hull and have a deep keel the full length of the vessel.
- Cruising speed varies dependent upon engine size, prop, gear ratio and weight on board. Our experience has been that the standard g'aski - 30' to 36' - outfitted with an inboard diesel engine placed in the stern with our standard v drive gear cruises in the range of 14 to 18 knots with a 2-ton load on board. Top speeds have ranged from 17 knots to a high of 38. One feature of importance to the fishermen has been that her cruising speed typically isn't affected by her load.
- A two man operation as a longliner, operating 10,000 to 25,000 hooks per day, with an automated baiting system, offers the lowest operational cost available. (Depending on boat size and other conditions.)
- Excellent sea keeping performance (no slamming) with an amazing degree of stability when working gear. Safety and comfort for the seamen.
- Exceptionally stable even when fully loaded.
- Fish hold is designed for insulated fish boxes. This will improve earning capability because the quality of the catch will be higher. Easier work at sea, less work to unload the vessel and less work to keep the boat clean. Configuration of hold without fish boxes is available.
- When the vessel is rigged for longlining, all work is performed at the ideal working height.
- Large working area for fishing.
- Safety features: The boat is in the decked category, raised comings of fish hold and engine compartments; large scuppers for quick draining and raised threshold of wheelhouse door. When fully loaded, the vessel can take up to a 70 degree lean without taking water into the engine compartment.
- The g'aski can be rigged in so that it will only take a short time to go from longlining to gillnetting or trap fishing.
Technology of the G'aski
The technology for high speed fishing vessels has been well developed in Europe. There are a number of established high-speed fishing vessel manufacturers in the same category as the G'aski boats. The G'aski, as well as being registered as a year round vessel, has other competitive advantages over these vessels. When tested against the closest competition, the G'aski was found to have the following advantages over other high speed boats in its class:
Patented stabilizing system that provides greater stability and minimizes rolling. This stabilizing system is unique among high performance work boats. Along with preventing rolling in the water, it improves working conditions onboard.
- Planing hull design with hard chine.
- Keel - Incorporation of a deep fiberglass keel in the design of the hull is unique to this class of boat.
- Finer entry which minimizes the amount of water pounding at high speeds.
- Heavier than comparable boats of its size providing more stability than a vessel of comparable size. A 30' G'aski has been compared to a 45' traditional boat in terms of seaworthiness and fishing capabilities. The G'aski's stability is derived from the design of its beam, keel, stabilizing cylinders and a low center of gravity.
- Greater carrying capacity than a vessel of comparable size.
- Can carry up to 3 metric ton loads without affecting speed.
- G'aski owners describe the boat as a "dry ride" and as a hull that can take any wave type with ease.
- In terms of fishing range and seaworthiness, tests have shown the G'aski to be comparable to a traditional vessel which is 1.5 times greater in length overall. The boat maintains its sea keeping qualities even at full load.
Fuel consumption depends on many variables: speed traveled, size of engine, weight of gear, condition of seas, prop, etc. It is best to consult your engine dealer for results experienced by the engine of your choice. Broadly generalized and subject to the variables, our studies have shown that the standard g'aski fuel consumption while traveling at 20 knots is estimated at 1.6 miles per gallon while fuel consumption of the most popular traditional vessel traveling at 8 knots is 2 gallons per hour. The g'aski consumes 20% more fuel per mile than the traditional vessel when the vessels are traveling at their respective cruising speeds; however, the g'aski will be travelling twice as fast.
GASKI 32'x 11' COMMERCIAL FISHING BOAT
OUTFITTED FOR CHARTER FISHING
Construction: Solid Glass
Hull Design: Deep V planning with full keel and built in stabilizers
Decks and bulkheads: ¾'' plywood glassed both sides
Fuel Tank: Fiberglass; approx. 350 gals which is located mid-ship