WHY WE’RE BUILDING A SILENT SHIP
Norway’s newest and greenest travel experience is now under construction! From August 2019 you can explore Northern Norway from a modern and comfortable ship without noise pollution.
A silent and emission-free ocean experience
Brim Explorer is built for the traveller who cares about their environmental footprint and wants to explore natural attractions, above and below the surface, with minimal impact.
When using the electric engine the ship is not only emission-free, but also completely silent, meaning noise pollution of the marine environment is kept to a minimum. When whale watching, this is especially advantageous, both for our guests and the wildlife.
What really sets our ship apart from other electric ships is flexibility – we can plug into almost any pier in Norway, meaning we can take you to some of the most remote and beautiful spots, like the island of Skrova, known as “Lofoten’s Hawaii”.
But the very best part is the silence.
Building for the future
Day cruises are a great way to experience nature, but as the number of ships grow, so does the environmental impact. Fossil fuel emissions, waste management and plastic pollution are some of our greatest challenges, but we’re also learning more about the damaging effects of noise pollution.
Noise waves travel faster and further below the surface and are especially damaging to whales, disturbing their navigation and communication.
We’re building the first of what will hopefully be many electric ships for sustainable, silent experiences and exploration.
Norway has already decided to restrict the most polluting ships from entering some fjords as of 2026. We applaud this decision, but also think we can move faster – if the technology is available now, let’s not wait to use it!
- Size: 24m long, 11m wide, 10m high
- Materials: Aluminum (50% recycled, 100% recyclable) and glass
- Passengers: 146 +4 crew
- Electric engine: 2x85kW
- Battery pack: 800kWh – approx. 10 Tesla car batteries
Designed for unique experiences at sea
By combining modern design with innovative technology, we’re bringing a new dimension to Arctic cruises.
Instead of re-purposing old fishing boats or ferries, we’ve carefully designed every element of our ship to bring you closer to nature – and keep you comfortable and warm in North Norwegian winter conditions! Three outdoor decks and two panoramic lounges with floor-to-ceiling windows offer uninhibited views.
An underwater drone and microphone will capture the world below the surface. And thanks to our silent electric engine, nature allows us to get a little bit closer.
We want to show that climate-friendly technology is not only necessary and possible, it also enhances your experience.