FJORD

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Late 1950s, a boat show somewhere in Germany: Alf Richard Bjerke is deeply impressed. The British and Mediterranean nautical tradition fascinate him as much as the possibilities offered by the new fiberglass materials. An idea takes shape within him: the world is waiting for another nautical culture, all Norwegian. Robust boats like Vikings, honest and reliable, strong and safe. The right name for them: FJORD. In 1960, Alf Bjerke and Finn B. Roer founded the Fjord Plast company and called Jan Herrmann Linge into the team as product developer. The three Norwegians immediately intercept the spirit of the time with Fjordling. Even the later models are snapped up among boating enthusiasts. FJORD grows at great speed; at the beginning of the seventies it has already left all the other European motor yacht yards behind. The range is varied and includes several series of models: the open Weekender such as the spacious Cabin Cruiser or the sporty Dolphin. Sedan flagships are even offered in the Flybridge version.