About Rødne

Our fleet

Rødne operates one of Norway’s biggest fleets of express boats, including catamarans with advanced carbon fiber hulls designed for high speeds.

The 13 boats owned by Rødne include nine express passenger boats, two ambulance boats and two traditional car and passenger ferries. Our two biggest boats have a capacity of nearly 300 passengers each and our fastest express boat can do about 35 knots (65 kph), while our fastest vessel overall is an ambulance boat that can hit 44 knots (over 80 kph).

In April 2020, a new flagship, our first battery-powered boat Rygerelektra joined our fleet. The new boat is Rygerdronningen’s sister ship and has a future-oriented focus on sustainable tourism and great experiences. Both boats were designed and purpose-built for fjord cruises and sightseeing, and they have a capacity of 297 passengers each.

The names of all our boats start with ‘Ryger’, which is the ancient Norse word for people from our district, Ryfylke.


Full-electric Rygerelektra was delivered in April 2020. Rygerelektra is a world record holder: No other electric boat can go as far or as fast on a single charge, which is also a climate measure because it saves 270,000 liters of diesel per year.

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Rygerdronningen, the state-of-the-art catamaran from 2018 is “The Queen” (Norwegian: Dronningen) of our fleet. Rygerdronningen was designed and purpose-built for fjord cruises and sightseeing. The boat is 37.8 meters long and can carry 297 passengers.

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It’s named after a scary Norse troll monster, but this safe catamaran actually makes guests feel welcome. The 25.1 meter Rygertroll can hit 28 knots, and carry up to 147 passengers.

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‘The King’ (Norwegian: Kongen) catamaran crowns each adventure with lifelong memories for up to 130 guests. Our 23-meter modern ‘blueblood’ can do up to 34 knots.

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The prince of our fleet was built in 2015. This comfortable, modern, 21-meter catamaran can do up to 28 knots and has a capacity of 97 guests.

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The 25.5 meter Rygerfonn has a top speed of 35 knots, and a capacity of 145 guests. Its catamaran design makes it stable, comfortable and spacious on deck and in the cabin.

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Rygercruise serves the scheduled route Reksteren-Våge-Os. This modern, 23-meter catamaran can do 34 knots and carry 120 passengers.

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Although named for its catamaran design, “The Cat” (Norwegian: Katten) also moves with feline grace and speed.  This 18.5 meter boat can carry up to 70 passengers at up to 25 knots.


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Our modern, 20-meter catamaran named for the spectacular fjords. It can do 25 knots, and carry 97 guests in comfort. Sails a summer route to the ‘Flor & Fjære’ garden paradise.

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Rygermedic is a new generation ambulance and emergency services boat, with state-of-the-art equipment for treating patients. Rygermedic is stationed in the village of Judaberg on Finnøy island and transports patients by sea from the Ryfylke district to Stavanger.

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The “Ryger Watch” ambulance boat, from 2011, can do 35 knots and carry up to 12 passengers. Rygervakt operates as back up for Rygermedic.

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This 41-meter ferry “Ryger Arc” can carry 100 passengers and 38 cars, and hit a top speed of 8 knots. It serves a regular route between Stavanger and the island of Vassøy.

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A 48.5-meter ferry that is as solid as the mountain (fjell) in its name. It can carry 96 passengers and 30 cars at a top speed of 12 knots. Serves as Ryfylkeferjen.

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Why does the name on our boats start with Ryger?

‘Ryger’ stems from a Viking Age name for people from a region that roughly corresponds to modern Rogaland county. The northern part of the county, where we have our headquarters and base, is known as Ryfylke, which came from the ancient Norse Rygjafylki. So the ‘Ryger’ in our boat names is a tribute to our region and history.

Source: Store Norske Leksikon