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New engines are performing well for Derek

Derek McAvenue was so pleased with the service he received from Mermaid Marine that when it was time to repower, he was keen to continue the good relationship.

Derek, who fishes for shellfish out of Greencastle, County Donegal, formerly had twin Ford Mermaid 92s in his 10m Gemini catamaran.

He has now upgraded to twin FPT N67 280s and says so far the engines have exceeded expectations.

“I had a good relationship with Mermaid Marine with the Ford engines which lasted for 12 years and covered a lot of hours with them,” he said.

“They were very good engines and I had no problems with them which is another reason I went back to Mermaid Marine.”

He added: “The footprint of the FPT is similar so only slight modifications were needed; the fuel economy is also very good.”

And Derek explained that he is very happy with Mermaid Marine, finding Julian Osborne and the rest of the team very helpful.

“We did have an initial problem with the FPTs but talked to a couple of mechanics and it was soon sorted out,” he said.

The repower was carried out at McDonegal Boatyard.

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