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PROJECT NAME: Hydrolift Professional P-42



Discipline: Industrial design

Photo: Glenn Røkeberg

One hull. Nine boats

Hydrolift has developed a modular product platform for the professional patrol boat market, allowing the customer to choose from various standard options for easier maintenance and longer operating time. The project was motivated by a desire to reduce costs and increase efficiency in the production of patrol boats, which to date has been characterised by simple models and costly adjustments.


Photo: Eker Design
Photo: Eker Design

Panel remarks

This is clever thinking around a very difficult problem. Different patrol boats require different characteristics, but creating a common platform that is flexible enough to meet the various challenges and at the same time "strong" enough to standardise is not something that can be done in a jiffy. Eker Design has previously distinguished itself as being innovative and experimental, something for which it deserves all possible praise. It is therefore good to be able to present a DOGA award for a solution that is not only of the highest class when it comes to product design but also cuts through a Gordian knot and offers a real improvement in a market that is very pressured as regards price and time.

Project participants

Christoffer Haarbye – Hydrolift AS, product owner and technical manager
Patrick Schneider – Eker Design AS, CAD manager
Josef Tangen – Eker Design AS, senior designer
Reidar Gjølstad – Hydrolift AS, production manager
Scott Bushnell – Hydrolift AS, designer
Mikael Johansen – Hydrolift AS, designer
Bård Eriksen – Hydrolift AS, production engineer
Kjell-Reino Christiansen – Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue, head of new build department
Bård Eker – Hydrolift AS, project owner
Raymond Hissingby – Eker Design AS, designer

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