|Type of project||Design, Maritime|
|Location||Tønsberg - Norway|
|Owner/Builder||Solvik Boats AS|
|Architect||Mr. Øystein Jaer and Mr. Pål Vedner|
|Parts with Kebony||Cladding|
|Special challenges||“Eco-project”, long durability, aesthetics, should resist rough weather, low maintenance|
Pål Vedner was inspired to reintroduce charm, elegance and atmosphere into boat life after a trip to Italy.
He teamed up with the naval architect Øystein Jaer, and together they made a beautiful traditional looking shoreboat, with hidden forces and surprising qualities. They hope to meet the demands of the modern boat owner - merging the best, from old times and new.
-It all comes down to wanting to enjoy boat life like we did in the old days, rather than just using the boats for transportation.
Pål Vedner first thought of the idea in the summer of 1999 in Portofino, Italy. He was really enjoying a boat trip in an open, italian “gozzo”, and started wondering where and how he could find boats like that in Scandnavia. He soon realized that there weren't any. Times had changed, and the nordic coastline is filled with speedboats; According to Vedner and Jaer, many of them lacking aesthetics, comfort and style.
The two entrepreneurs decided to take a grip, and the 22’ shoreboat was launched in the summer of 2009.
Solvik is being produced at a small wharf on the island of Nøtterøy, an hours drive south of Oslo, along the Oslo fjord.
The result is astonishing. People literarily turn their heads and gasp at the beauty and speed of this new "Queen of the Norwegian shores".
Mr. Pål Vedner, Solvik Boats- In the process of building Solvik, we were in a constant search of the best materials.
- To us, Kebony is the most beautiful and long lasting wood for boat decking and -flooring. It also undoubtedly has the best grip and the nicest way of obtaining that silky grey patina. Kebony is also really easy to clean because of the way the wood fibres rise very little compared to other woods.
- We have found the optimal wood for our shoreboat, and really enjoy the fact that it is also sustainable and environmentally sound.