Builder of high-speed
aluminium passenger ferries

We combine new and innovative technologies with traditional skills to bring fuel efficiency and speed to a new level, achieving the lowest possible lifetime cost.
Our vessels are designed and built to operate in some of the worlds harshest environments.

PASSENGER VESSELS

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We have delivered more than 50 high speed aluminium vessels worldwide. Our designs have proved to be functional, reliable and fuel efficient.

PASSENGER/CARGO VESSELS

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Flexibility is a key design criteria for our customers. We have delivered a range of efficient combined passenger/cargo vessels for operation in harsh conditions.

WORK VESSELS

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We are constantly working on improving our designs and functionality, and providing our customers with functional and practical solutions.
BUILDING OF HIGH SPEED ALUMINIUM CATAMARANS

Oma Baatbyggeri

Oma Baatbyggeri is a family owned company, which was founded in 1909. Few companies get to be over 100 years old, so we consider ourselves privileged to still be going strong.
On the shores of the Hardangerfjord the art of boat building was passed from father to son. Ola Oma travelled to America in 1901. After a few years working as a highly skilled boat builder at a shipyard in Duluth, he started his own company, the Oma Boat Company in Grays Harbor, near Seattle. Eventually he sold the company and moved back to Norway. In 1909 he moved to Stord and established Oma Baatbyggeri.

Oma Baatbyggeri is a pioneer in the use of aluminum as a building material. Having gained more than half a century of experience with the use of aluminium, the company emerges today as a leader in the design and construction of high-speed aluminium passenger catamarans.

REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF HIGH SPEED ALUMINIUM CATAMARANS

Oma Slipp & Mek. Verksted

Oma Slipp & Mek. Verksted was established as a subsidiary company in 1981, specialising in the repair and maintenance of crafts ranging in size up to 40 meters.
The yard operates two slipways; one slipway which is covered by a large shed enables year round work sheltered from the elements whilst one further external slipway adds flexibility.

The company has a highly skilled multidiscipline team and executes maintenance, repair, modification and conversion projects to the fast ferry operators. A new and functional engine workshop was erected in 2007. This enables the company to offer a complete range of services including maintenance of large diesel engines.

Why aluminium?

Natural and sustainable
Aluminium is a natural and sustainable material. It can be recycled over and over again. Aluminium is the material of the future and is energy in a compact form. A carbon fiber vessel in comparison is a future waste problem.
Fireproof
Aluminium is a fireproof material. This translates into extra safety for the passengers and the crew in the unlikely event of for instance an engine room fire. A carbon fiber hull by contrast is highly flammable.
Easy repair
Aluminium is a strong material, however in the event of an accident; it is a material that is straightforward to work with and to repair. Any type of hull and structural damage can be repaired with ease.
Low weight and high strength
Aluminium combines low weight with high strength, a perfect combination when designing reliable and fuel efficient high-speed catamarans.

News

We are continuously working on optimising our high speed ferries for sustainability, safety and reliability. Aluminium is the most environmentally friendly and flexible construction material for high speed ferries with the lowest lifetime cost.

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