The world’s first hybrid whale safari vessel has travelled to the south. In Oslo inhabitants and tourists get to experience the Oslo Fjord in an entirely different way.
– You might hear only the refrigerator and the ice cube machine. It is really quiet and that is very important to us, co-founder and co-owner Espen Larsen-Hakkebo explains.
Servogear provided an energy-efficient, hybrid propulsion system i.e. propellers, shafts, gearboxes, rudders, electric motors, battery package and of course energy management system through our partner Brunvoll Mar-El. Servogear also provided propulsion for the Bard sister ship.
– The vessel has got a good operational profile at both high and low speeds. The system works optimally and it maneuvers really well, the co-founder says.
The catamaran was built by Maritime Partner and delivered in October 2019. It was a huge success from the beginning. In March, however, corona struck, and the ship owner chose to re-route it to Oslo in the south of the country.
– We took Brim to Oslo because we needed to protect jobs during the corona situation. The response have been overwhelming, Larsen-Hakkebo explains.
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