“Boknafjord” christened at Fiskerstrand Verft

The ceremony took place at Fiskerstrand Verft outside Ålesund on Wednesday the 14th of December. The ferry will enter traffic between “Mortavika” and “Arsvågen” in south western Norway.

The ferry has two car decks capable of carrying 242 cars and the passenger capacity is 600 persons. The ferry has three gas engines, giving it a speed of more than 20 knots. The gas engines signifcantly reduces the vessel’s air emissions compared to diesel engines.

Godmother Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa and captain Frode Bekkenes in the wheelhouse (photo courtesy of Fjord1).

Godmother Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa and captain Frode Bekkenes in the wheelhouse (photo courtesy of Fjord1).

CEO Rolf Fiskerstrand of Fiskerstrand Verft speaking.

CEO Rolf Fiskerstrand of Fiskerstrand Verft speaking.

Lower car deck.

Lower car deck.

Upper car deck.

Upper car deck.

upper car deck

One of the three gas engines, rated at approx. 2300 kW.

One of the three gas engines, rated at approx. 2300 kW.

One of the four azimuth thrusters with its electrical motor.

One of the four azimuth thrusters with its electrical motor.

The forward passenger lounge.

The forward passenger lounge.

The aft passenger lounge.

The aft passenger lounge.