Our fleet

Rødne operates one of Norway's largest fleets of express passenger boats, including advanced design, high-speed catamarans with carbon-fiber hulls.

The 14 boats owned or operated by Rødne (as of the fall of 2019) include 10 high-speed, catamaran ferries, two ambulance boats and two car and passenger ferries. The largest has a capacity of nearly 300 passengers, while the fastest ferry can do about 35 knots (65 kph/40 mph), and the fastest ambulance boat can hit 44 knots (80 kph/50 mph).

The company’s biggest and most expensive boat ever, the state-of-the-art, 297-passenger Rygerdronningen, was joining the fleet in April 2018. It was designed and built exclusively for sightseeing.

Our boats' names begin with Ryger, which is the ancient Norse name for people from our district.


Our newest, biggest-ever boat is 37.8 meters long and can carry 297 passengers. This lovely, state-of-the-art catamaran from 2018 is “The Queen” (Norwegian: Dronningen) of our fleet.

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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 is also one of our newest boats, from 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 name means ‘Ryger Island’ and is one we like. (This is our fourth boat named Rygerøy). It’s 21.8 meters long, can carry up to 48 guests and can zip along at 33 knots.

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This 28-meter boat is our princess, as the name suggests. The sightseeing catamaran is fast (25 knots), comfortable and can carry up to 180 delighted 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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Built and named for what it does best _ cruise the fjords _ 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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‘The Doctor’ rockets to the rescue at up to 44 knots. The 19.4-meter ambulance boat from 2002 can carry 12 passengers and is the world’s first commercial vessel built in carbon fiber.

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The “Ryger Watch” ambulance boat, from 2011, can do 35 knots and carry up to 12 passengers. It’s a modern catamaran based in western Norway’s Hordaland county.

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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.

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We operate and provide the crew for Kalkøy (Chalk Island), a ferry that can take 150 passengers, 25 cars and four heavy vehicles, for its owner, NOAH.

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Rødne operates this 50-passenger ferry in the Oslofjord for the NOAH hazardous waste company. The ferry can do 10 knots.

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My Choice

The name plays on ‘Choice’- since guests chartering this luxurious, 9 passenger yach can design a cruise of their own choosing. Privately-owned. Operates for Rødne by agreement.

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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