The Winter of Ladram, Waterdance | Geberit UK

The Winter of Ladram Waterdance Fishing Vessel

Project information

Location: The Winter of Ladram Fishing Vessel, operating across the South West

Contractor: Waterdance Ltd

Project Completion: 2023

Geberit Know-How

Challenge: To improve the water quality of the vessel's holding tank to maximise the life and freshness of the shellfish when still at sea

Solution: Geberit FlowFit

Project overview

Pipekit has recently supplied family-owned fishing company, Waterdance, with the innovative Geberit FlowFit pipe system to meet the individual needs of the producer's latest vessel, The Winter of Ladram.

The Winter of Ladram, operating across the South West, is a 21-metre crabber, and the Waterdance company was looking to improve the water quality of the vessel’s holding tank to maximise the life and freshness of the shellfish when still at sea. Pipekit worked alongside the Waterdance team to advise on and supply Geberit FlowFit, as part of the bespoke pipe solution required, and Geberit FlowFit was specifically selected due to its innovative jointing system and simple installation process.

Part of the Greendale Group, Waterdance owns over 20 boats in Devon and Cornwall, and part of its strategy is to continually modernise its fleet to ensure the best quality of fish is sustainably caught and sold. The multi-layer Geberit FlowFit system, in 32mm and 63mm sizing, was installed in the Winter of Ladram’s Vivia tank, an existing shellfish sea water tank, alongside a new air pump to create a superior aerating system. Holes were drilled into the Geberit Flowfit pipework, designed to run down the frames of the water tank, and to aerate the water in the tank. Not only helping to improve the life and freshness of the shellfish but just as significantly, allowing the crew to enter shallow harbours without fear of dragging up dirty muddy water into the Vivia tank.