Kraanspoor 50. Amsterdam, Netherlands
At the end of the fifties, at a boat fair somewhere in Germany: His impressions leave Alf Richard Bjerke does not let go. The British and Mediterranean boatbuilding tradition fascinates him as well as the possibilities of the new GRP materials. In Bjerke the idea matures that the world is waiting for another boatbuilding culture: the Norwegian one. Robust as the Vikings should be, reliable and honest, seaworthy and strong. Your matching name: FJORD. In 1960, Alf Bjerke and Finn B. Roer found the company FJORD Plast and, as product developer Jan Herrmann Linge, joined the team.
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