Past winners of Ship of The Year

Since 1997, Skipsrevyen has honoured world-class Norwegian shipbuilding and design.

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In 2022 The world's first fully electric fast ferry. MS “Medstraum” won the Ship of The Year award. It was presented at SMM in Hamburg and the winning ship will alone reduce CO2 emissions by 1,500 tonnes/year. “Winning is confirmation that this is something that is seen outside Rogaland, and we are really happy about that,” said project manager Mikal Dahle.

In 2021 it was the groundbreaking ferry MF “Hydra'' that won the award. For the first time ever the prize was awarded on board the winning vessel. This was partly because of the still ongoing Covid pandemic.

“I hope this is the start of a technological development where we can become a world leader in the use of hydrogen in the maritime sector,” said minister of transport, Knut Arild Hareide, at the ceremony.

In 2020, it was the world's first hybrid well boat, "Ro Vision", that received the award. Due to the Covid pandemic, the award was presented in Bergen by Minister of Fisheries Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen. “We get to share the award with the entire aquaculture industry,” said ship owner Odd Einar Sandøy in his acceptance speech.

In 2019, it was State Secretary in the Department of Climate and Environment Sveinung Rotevatn (V) who presented the award to the winners behind "Color Hybrid". The prize was awarded during Nor-Shipping in Lillestrøm, and HRH Crown Prince Haakon Magnus was among the congratulators.

From the award ceremony in 2019

In 2018, "Future of The Fjords" won the award. It was the second time in a few years that the partnership between the shipyard Brødrene Aa and the owners The Fjords could collect the award. The ceremony was held during SMM in Hamburg, and it was Norway's ambassador to Germany, Petter Ølberg, who presented the award to the winners.

In 2017, the winning ship was built for our neighbouring country to the south, Denmark. M/V "NKT Victoria" was built at Kleven Verft, and designed by Salt Ship Design for NKT. It was Labour and Social Affairs Minister Anniken Hauglie who was responsible for handing out the award during Nor-Shipping.

In 2016, there was a great atmosphere at the SMM in Hamburg, when The Fjords and Brødrene Aa won their first of two awards as Ship of The Year. The design of "Vision of The Fjords" is inspired by the winding roads in Sogn og Fjordane, where the vessel operates cruises on the Nærøyfjord. State Secretary in the Ministry of Business and Industry Dilek Ayhan was in charge of handing out the award.

In 2015, the offshore vessel "Skandi Africa" won the award as Ship of The Year. Industry Minister Monica Mæland presented the award to the shipping company DOF and the shipyard Vard Søviknes, which had built the almost 161-metre-long vessel. The prize was awarded during Nor-Shipping in Lillestrøm and His Majesty King Harald was present to congratulate the winners.

In 2014, it was a ferry that really started an electric revolution along the Norwegian coast that won the Ship of The Year award. The world's first electric ferry, MF "Ampere" was built at Fjellstrand for Norled. She is in operation to this day between Lavik and Oppedal on the Sognefjord.

Other winners of Ship of The Year:

2014 - “Ampere”

2013 - “Seven Viking”

2012 - “Far Solitaire”

2010 - “Skandi Aker”

2009 - “Far Samson”

2008 - “Island Wellserver”

2007 - “Normand Seven”

2006 - “Bourbon Orca”

2004 - “Viking Avant”

2003 - “G.O. Sars”

2002 - KV “Svalbard”

2001 - “The World”

2000 - “Glutra”

1999 - “Geco Eagle”

1998 - “Pasiphae”

1997 - “Bow Faith”

The first ship with an X-BOW, “Bourbon Orca”