Skippers: David Gatt & Barry Reid
Home port: Banff
What we catch: MSC Haddock, MSC Cod, MSC Saithe, Monkfish, Hake, Whiting, Halibut
Vessel: Audacious measures 27m length x 7m beam and was built Scotland in 1989. She holds 1200 boxes or about 50-tonnes of gutted fish. Some of our crew have been working together for nearly 25 years. This Audacious is the 5th we’ve had in our family. The first was bought in 1992, second built 1996 (sunk 1997), 3rd built 1998, 4th bought 2007 (sunk 2012), 5th bought 2013. Coming soon there will be a brand new 6th Audacious measuring 28m x 9m. We expect her to come into service late 2018.
Did you know... David & Barry both have 4 sons between them, the future will be theirs. This is why David & Barry are committed to sustainable fishing methods. They look to continue the family business many years ahead.
By the way, David is a 4th Generation fisherman.