Norway’s newest and greenest travel experience is now under construction. Soon you can explore Lofoten and Tromsø from a modern and comfortable ship that runs silently and emission free.
A no-noise, no-vibration, no-emission experience
We are building Brim Explorer for travellers who care about their environmental footprint. Norway’s coastline has thousands of natural attractions, above and below the surface. Therefore, Brim will offer a way to explore these with minimal environmental impact.
With an electric engine Brim will use 23% less energy than a regular diesel boat and will use clean energy to power the batteries. A back-up diesel engine can be used if necessary, but Brim will normally run all day on only clean-power only and charge at night.
What really sets Brim apart is that it doesn’t need any expensive charging system. Brim can plug into almost any pier in Norway. This means you can explore some of the most remote and beautiful nature with minimal impact.
But the very best part of Brim is that it sails in complete silence. No noise and vibration under water means Brim won’t disturb the marine wildlife.
Building the boat(s) of the future
Cruise tourism has grown a lot in the last years. Though it is predicted to continue growing, it’s also facing more and more pressure to fix its environmental impact. Air pollution in cities and fjords is just one of many problems that also include waste management and disturbance of wildlife.
The Norwegian parliament has already passed laws that will restrict big and polluting ships from accessing fjords as of 2026. The day is coming when only electric boats like Brim Explorer will be able to sail in these spectacular areas.
We think that if the technology is available now, why wait to use it?
It costs about 28% more to build Brim as a modern hybrid-electric ship instead of the old-style diesel. We are especially proud to have all-Norwegian partners taking on this challenge, from ship builder Maritime Partner in Ålesund and battery-builder Grenland Energy, to the steering system delivered by Servogear and Brunvoll Mar-El in Telemark.
Together we are building the first of what can be many Brim-boats.
The innovation is already being recognized as Brim has been nominated for the SPIR award for green technology.
With their long life-spans, investments in clean ships like Brim Explorer will benefit the environment for decades to come. Furthermore with an investment like this we want to build the Norwegian el-maritime industry of tomorrow.
- Length: 24 m
- Width: 11 m
- Materials: Aluminum and glass
- Passengers: 140
- Electric engine: 2x 85 kW
- Battery pack: 800 kWh
Designed for nature experiences at sea
By combining modern design with innovative technology, designer Einar Hareide has created a high-quality experience for arctic conditions.
Most day cruises in North Norway use boats built for completely different purposes, like fishing or ferrying. With Brim, we’ve carefully designed every element to give you comfortable, warm and stable sailing in North Norwegian winter conditions.
Brim’s passengers can see Lofoten landmarks like the majestic Trollfjorden and hidden gems like the underwater reefs from our two indoor lounges where live images from underwater drones will be shown.
With Brim we’ll show that using climate technology in tourism today is possible, and should be something all tourism businesses should strive for. Reducing environmental impact is an important part of delivering the high-quality nature experiences our guests expect and deserve.