Thyborøn Skibssmedie A/S was founded in 1967 by mastersmith Børge Stausholm Andreasen. Since 1967 the company is specialized in manufacturing trawl doors and by that the adventure of Thyboron Trawldoors was started. Thyborøn Trawldoors are used by fishermen of all continents in the world for all different kinds of bottom trawling.
It all started with the regular V-door called TYPE 1 which after some years was developed into the world known TYPE 2 trawl door. The TYPE 2 trawl door is a chambered V door with 1 foil. It was the very first trawl door on the marked with 1 foil.
Through the 80 and 90’ the TYPE 2 trawl door was used for nearly all kinds of trawl fishing. From the hard bottom close to Nuuk in Greenland to the Mediterranean and Baltic Sea. From the Bering Sea in North west and all the way to the far east. TYPE 2 was the beginning of an era.
In today’s fishery the TYPE 2 is still commonly used in different fisheries. Shrimp fishing by Danes, Norwegians and Swedish in Skagerak north of Denmark. Squid fishing in Morocco. Whitefish on the soft bottom of the Adriatic Sea.
The general bottom door have been developed much further and are today much more efficient than the older TYPE 2. The most popular bottom trawl door in smaller sizes, in 2020 must be considered as the TYPE 11. The TYPE 11 was earlier also referred to as the otterboard. TYPE 11 is due to its multiple towing arrangement possibilities a very versatile trawl door. It is steady as a rock when being used in shallow water or waters with very strong tide.
As the world leading manufacturer of trawl doors, company THYBORON TRAWDOORs has many different types of bottom trawl door designs to suit different fisheries and vessels.
One of the newest designs came in 2018 and are called THYson. This trawl door was invented to suit specific shrimp fisheries around the world, but the design have also showed to be very steady in regular trawl fishery with single trawl, twin-rig or multiple trawls.
All of our bottom trawl doors can be made by customer requests to suit the different fisheries and conditions. Please contact us for more information.