Shipyard snaps up orders for service vessels worth over EUR 20 million

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Sletta Verft has no less than ten vessels on its order book.

Four of the hulls, two measuring 25 metres and two of 20 metres, will be built at Stettin (Szczecin) in Poland. Two of these boats are being built for Frøy Rederi, one for Bjørøya, and one for Nova Sea.

“They will arrive successively in Mjosundet next year, where outfitting of each vessel is estimated to take four and a half months,” Sletta’s Managing Director Kåre Egil Sletta told Tidens Krav.

Norwegian Shipyard Sletta will be responsible for complete builds of seven service vessels, all under 15 metres, three for SalMar, one for Knutshaugfisk and one for Lerøy Aurora.

“The marine farming industry is out after increasingly larger vessels with higher levels of comfort for the crew. We aim to capture our share of this market,” said Sletta.

Last year the family owned and operated shipyard achieved turnover of EUR 19.6 million and operating profit of around EUR 1.1 million, which is the best financial result in the shipyard’s history, since it was founded in 1946.

Mjosundet Båt- og Hydraulikk, located just a stone’s throw away, will supply the bulk of deck equipment, and winches in shark jaws to the vessels.