Our Fleet

Sanford owns and operates a diverse fleet of vessels for inshore, purse seine and deepwater fishing including vessels for freezing and processing at sea. 

The fleet of vessels is supported by a sophisticated shore-based support network designed to ensure that Sanford continues to supply sustainable seafood produced to the highest international standards.

 

Freezer Fleet

Part of the fleet of freezer trawlers and one freezer longline vessel. 

In New Zealand Sanford operates a fleet of 11 vessels that freeze and pack the catch onboard the vessel immediately it is landed. Three of the vessels are 64 metre freezer trawlers all built in the same yard in Norway (all sister vessels) in the early 1990's and extensively upgraded to Sanford's requirements in 1997 and 1999. We operate a Norwegian built longline freezer vessel and six specialist scampi vessels. 

Timaru is the operational base for all freezer and charter vessels where our joint venture San Won storage facility enables vessels to discharge directly into the wharf side coldstore.