VIDEO: Mackays relaunch Nimrod

A PIECE of Arbroath’s ship building heritage was relaunched this morning (Friday).

The Nimrod fishing trawler was the last boat built by Mackays in 1989.

The Blythe registered boat, which operates out of Amble, Northumberland, returned to Arbroath for a refit and a new lick of bright yellow paint.

Harry Simpson from Mackays was pleased to see the Nimrod return.

He said: “She just came back for a refit, she was here last four years ago and is very much in good condition.

“She was the last wooden one that was built here and a lot of the builders who worked on her are still here.”

Nimrod has a displacement of 80 tonnes, a draught of 3.7 metres and is 16.5 metres long and 6.1 metres across the beam.

Our video shows Nimrod launching on Friday morning.

See next Friday’s Arbroath Herald for a full report.