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Enterprise, rotting

Enough to break the heart of a fisherman. The once proud Orkney FV Enterprise lying rotting in Irvine Harbour a few years back. She has since been moved but I am not sure where she went. She was once the largest fishing vessel ever built in Shetland, perhaps she still is.
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Picture added on 05 April 2010 at 16:37
Was it not one of the harbour pilots, whose name of course I cant recall, that did a huge conversion to this former Westray fishing boat?
I remember Alex Costie saying it was the money earned at the whaling in the South Atlantic that allowed him and his brother to get into the white fish with boats like the Enterprise once owned by them.
Yes it is always sad to see a boat such as this in such a bad state, she must have carried the hopes and dreams of so many people over the years and pittan the claes on the backs a lot o bairns!
Added by John Budge on 09 April 2010
The Enterprise was built in shetland by David Haworth who also wrote The Shetland Bus. I believe he was one of the Officers in charge of that operation.
Added by W Watters on 09 April 2010
I think it was Neil Mackie that had her some time ago
Added by Jim Delday on 09 April 2010
I think the Harbour Pilot's name was Neil Mackee who spent years refurbishing the boat to sailing and cruising before leaving Orkney. It became a labour of love with him. Added by Phil Brough.
Added by W on 10 April 2010
I saw her lying ashore last year at Rothesay Dock on the North side of the Clyde looking very sorry for herself, a good place for a look at lots of old boats
Added by Bob Clunas on 12 April 2010
See her on ebay now, being sold to recover debt to the boatyard.. they say there's £20,000 dues owed. I doubt there will be little hope of her making that on ebay, the engine was under for a while in Irvine where she sank a few years ago......
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 06 August 2011
Heard she went for a fiver
Added by Anthony Adamson on 23 April 2012
Bullshit. Getting restored in Rothesay Dock

[Any pictures? -Steven]
Added by Big bob on 30 April 2019
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