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    Great shot, but to me, those "windows" in the passenger lounge are reflecting like plexiglass windows....
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    • Krofis
      Krofis commented
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      It is plexiglass/ lexan windows on these old boats. It is no longer used on new boats because of fire safety, and most likely these old boats will change to hardened glass when the lexan is "worn out"

    Apparently, this is some old news that surfaced some years ago, but ...

    Future of HSC - triple hulled fast ferries capable of speeds around 50 knots.

    That leaves Stavanger - Trondheim in about 11 hours.

    Kan gå fra Stavanger til Trondheim på under 11 timer  – når Stad skipstunnel står klar.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      From March 1st 2017, Askøy became Ekspressen's new home after her service in Ålesund was over. Teisten that was on the Askøy service could not deal with the massive crowd in the rush hour anymore so then we got a larger vessel


      Ekspressen
      by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr


      Ekspressen
      by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr


      Ekspressen
      by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr

      This was in February 28, the day before and testing the facilities with the new re-built bow for the service
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        Ekspressen & Admiralen leaving Bergen together


        Admiralen & Ekspressen
        by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr


        Admiralen & Ekspressen
        by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr


        Admiralen & Ekspressen
        by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr
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        • PoloUK
          PoloUK commented
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          Great to see loads more new photos from you Tom. Caption for the ones above: "Ready, steady, go!"??

        • Tom McNikon
          Tom McNikon commented
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          Much more to come also This shot was planned after talking with one of the captain's, so he arranged a side by side sail out from Bergen

        The use of HSC vessels for tourist attractions Would have been nice with traditional boats also, but most tourists hesitate when the trips are longer and even longer. (That's something I learned after talking with lot's of tourists on the Rødne's fjord cruises from Bergen) The vessels goes slow through the attractions and then fast to the next destination


        Rygercruise
        by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr


        Rygercruise
        by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr


        Rygercruise
        by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr


        Rygercruise
        by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr


        Rygercruise
        by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr


        Rygerkatt
        by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr


        Rygercruise
        by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr


        Rygercruise
        by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr
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          I think you have come to a really correct observation.

          Most tourists these days come from afar and have extremely limited time, and a very packed program for their visit. Their tour-programs are as tightly packed as a German-run operation.

          An Asian airlines recently advertised a tour-package from their base-country to Norway. The total length of the trip was 5 days including flight! The program included visits at Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger AND Trondheim! That is really, really cutting it down to a bare minimum.

          Certainly no time for slow cruises to the fjords!
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            Here are three images from the HSC dock at Trondheim - Brattøra to be more precise.

            2018_02_28-DJI Mavic PRO-HSCBrattøra-DJI_0801 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

            2018_02_28-DJI Mavic PRO-HSCBrattøra-DJI_0805 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

            2018_02_28-DJI Mavic PRO-HSCBrattøra-DJI_0809 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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              I have never seen "funnels" of a HSC quite like the two on the stern of Mårøy.

              Great images Azimut! Brage is clearly a sister-boat to those that also cross the fjord down here in Trondheim.
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                A vessel we have shown before, as well as discussed before, is still in lay up until her fate can be decided: Frovær docked at Trondheim:

                2018_01_21 Frovær-IMG_0554 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                  I can't but help, and I have been thinking this quite a few times in the past too, these HSC's will be perfect as houseboats at end of passenger service life..... boxy, great square footage and lots of windows.
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                  • Ralf__
                    Ralf__ commented
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                    Hahaha!!! To high for most river or canal bridges and an enourmous fuel consumption.. sorry. Houseboating is completely different. As slower as better! But maybe it is the new market for adhs-houseboaters —- just kidding !
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