The first newbuild netter of this size to join the UK fleet for more than fifteen years. The new netter operates from Newlyn, designed to fish for hake, as well as turbot, monk and mixed fish. Skipper John Walsh has a crew of six, many of which have sailed with him for over 20 years.
Designed by Ian Paton at SC MacAllister, Amanda of Ladram has an overall length of 20.40 metres, a moulded breadth of 7.70 metres and a moulded depth of 4.06 metres, and the hull has a round bilge design with a transom stern, a bulbous bow and soft nose stem. The steel hull is topped by an aluminium aft wheelhouse. The full-length shelterdeck and the mast are also fabricated in aluminium.