The Type 14 VF design is the most sold semi-pelagic trawl door in the history of Thyboron Trawldoor. The TYPE 14VF is an all-around high aspect design that is used in both bottom trawling and pelagic trawling. TYPE 14 was the first high aspect door to prove itself world-wide in bottom fishing. The results and feedback keep being promising.
TYPE 14VF is being used by fishermen all over the world. From shrimp fishing with multiple trawls in the Barents Sea to the deep waters surrounding New Zealand.
The aerodynamic design of TYPE 14VF makes it much more efficient than a regular bottom door. The TYPE 14VF performs at different towing speeds and in various depths.
TYPE 14VF can be used both as a bottom trawldoor and as pelagic trawldor
The reference list for users of TYPE 14VF trawldoors are among the biggest within THYBORON TRAWLDOORs, but worth mentioning is that the top catchers in the Barents Sea shrimp fishing are using TYPE 14VF trawldoors and roller clumps from Thyboron. State-of-the-art factory trawlers like HAVFISKE’s KONGSFJORD, GADUS POSEIDON, GADUS NEPTUN, GADUS NJORD, RAMOEN, HOLMØY and many others are all among the users.
The type 14-VF semi-pelagic trawldoor can be built for bottom fishing on soft mud or sandy bottom or rough, hard and stony bottom. TYPE 14 trawldoors are all built with either bolted on wear-shoes, wear-knives or a flat wide mud-shoe.
Type 14VF comes in the following models:
- TYPE 14 VFA – Standard/Light weight
- TYPE 14 VFD – Iceland/Heavy duty
- TYPE 14 VFG – Reinforced
The weight can be custom made to suit customer requests.
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