100 and young at heart

In 2017, we celebrated our 100 years of history. Since the beginning one hundred years ago, ULSTEIN has vigorously sought new opportunities.

Already from the start-up, major changes were taking place, significantly impacting the business, as traditional sails were being replaced by the modern engine. Steel replaced wood. Ferries and fishing boats were built alongside offshore vessels. After 100 years, much have changed in Ulstein, but three constant factors keep defining our business: Innovative products, sustainable growth and global activities.

Success for dock hall anniversary party

5,000 people gathered in the dock hall at Ulstein Verft to join our 100th anniversary party

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Ulstein100 videos

Workmanship and creativity have been joint assets through our history. Here, you'll see examples of both, including films from our 100-year jubilee party 2017.

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A century of innovation

Ulstein has spent the last 100 years looking to the future. Ever since its formation on 9 August 1917 in Ulsteinvik, Norway, the family-owned shipbuilder, designer and systems supplier has focused on tomorrow’s opportunities today.

A century of innovation

Stories from 100 years

All those years, so many stories to tell! New stories were posted regularly through 2017.

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Through our 100 years of history, several innovations have put Ulstein on the technology map. See some of our most recent innovations here.


Core stories

Complete list of vessels from Ulstein Verft

The reference vessels include all ship newbuilds and major ship conversions delivered by Ulstein Verft and the previous Hatlø Verft. Yard numbers ending with an 'H' are vessels built by Hatlø Verft, acquired by Ulstein in the 1970s. Vessel types include passenger, roro, offshore, ferries, tugs, cargo vessels and more.