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Introducing Elly, a fully electric research workboat, operating in the Trondheimsfjord with home port in Trondheim. Elly is dedicated for developing innovation, performing work tasks by supporting her as an available infrastructure and as a sensor-platform for students, industries and researchers.

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Elly is equipped with a fully electric, emission-free propulsion system, ensuring optimal working comfort for both the crew and the technology under testing. She is specifically designed to integrate new sensors and technologies, featuring available workstations for this purpose. 

The boat is equipped with a comprehensive navigation system, including radar, echosounder, chartplotter, GNSS and AIS services. Additionally, vessel movements are measured with a high-frequency Motion Reference Unit (MRU) device. Data is broadcasted to shore in real-time and stored in a database for historical reference. 

Elly will be a key player in the future of sustainable marine and maritime research. She is available for hire by the maritime community, for instance, for maritime demonstrations in various projects. 

Key data

Electric propulsion – 4 x 63 kWh, 1 x 400 HP, Provider EVOY
Raymarine navigation systems
5G/4G/WiFi communication
Emergency fleet capacity for 6 people
Length: 9.3m.
Breadth: 3.2m. 
Lightship weight:  6.8 tonnes 
Top speed of about 30 knots
Elly is designed and build by Skarsvaag Boats
Twine tails/light winch with a capacity of 200 kg (boom)
Small desk for Laptop, 220 V power outlet
Toilet and "light" sink installed
Removable rows, good deck space

Contact information


Torgardsvegen 12
7093 Heimdal 


(+ 47) 46 41 50 00