BOAT TYPE: Trawler
HISTORY: The Sirius is a trawler owned by Captain Chester. The latter lends it to his friend Haddock for his expedition in search of Rackam the Red’s treasure. It was designed by Hergé from the plans of a trawler from Ostend, the John O.88. This is a motor trawler ordered in 1934 by the “Pêcheries à Vapeur” from the Boel & fils shipyards in Thames. She sailed for the first time in 1936 and sank in 1941, the victim of an aerial bombardment. At the time of its launch, it represented the “nec plus ultra” of the Belgian fleet, both for the functionalism of its equipment and its revolutionary external appearance, and for the comfort of its crew.