Reference of the Month – September 2018

The fishing boat "Optimist" was built with aluminium from Norsk Stål's water jet cutting machine

«Optimist» is 10.98 meters long, has a width of 4,70 meters and is designed by Marin Design. The series is called MD 36 Fish. The cost of a new boat is approximately 10 million NOK.

The yard in Hansvika has delivered many boats in this series, but this is the first vessel delivered by Viknaslipen built to be a shrimp boat. MD 36 is compact boats built to be operated by one man, but has approval for a crew of three.

Viknaslipen supplied its second boat in less than two weeks, and has another three under construction at the Hansvika yard.

Norsk Stål is proud to be chosen as the supplier for this aluminium construction. This may due to us having one of the largest and most advanced water-cutting machines in Scandinavia. We have delivered plates and profiles in custom dimensions from our modern steel service centre on schedule – which helped realise the success of “Optimist”.
The water jet cutter is equipped with two cutting heads for large formats. The machine can cut most material grades, and the dimensions of the cutting table are 4 x 12 meters.

Please ask us for a quote if you have a project that may be applicable!