The jury states: “This year’s Ship of the Year is truly innovative, with efficient diesel propulsion for long distance transfer and electric propulsion for quiet and pollution-free sightseeing in the beautiful UNESCO-listed Norwegian fjords. The design of the vessel itself, a catamaran with a carbon-fibre hull and the modern passenger facilities adds to the overall feeling that this is something completely new.”
– It is an honour for us to be awarded Ship of the Year 2016. This project has been a challenging journey from day one, combining an ambitious exterior design with new hybrid propulsion technology, all executed within 12 months. Vision of the Fjords is a product of a collective effort from the yard, operator and suppliers in a constructive dialogue with Norwegian Maritime Directory, says managing director in Brødrene Aa, Tor Øyvin Aa.
Vision of the Fjords is a premium sightseeing vessel designed from the ground up to enhance passenger’s sightseeing experience and reduce the vessels environmental footprint. The catamaran is certified for 400 passengers, 42 meter long, 15 meter wide and built in lightweight carbon fibre composite.
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