Just imagine boating with no engine sounds except the flow of water. No smelly fumes leaking into the atmosphere. Enjoy your voyage as it should be enjoyed—in harmony with the surrounding nature and wildlife, feeling free and at ease with your loved ones.
That is what we call the Evoy® Experience.
Born in Canada, but grew up by the ocean on a fairy tale island in Western-Norway, Svanøy. From an early age, boats were the main interest and where other kids focused on soccer teams and music bands, Leif had scrapbooks and posters with drawings and pictures of boats. His passion led him into a maritime career where he sailed the seven seas for many years and he has circumnavigated the globe numerous times, visiting more than 40 countries and countless ports. Experiencing collision, hurricanes, and fires, he was appointed Sea Captain as soon as the certification allowed him on an 89-meter tanker, just 32 years old.
When his first daughter was born in 2012 Leif decided to go ashore where he did a fast track career from Base Manager to COO then CEO on Norway’s largest oil supply base, Saga Fjordbase. As CEO, he delivered all-time best customer satisfaction, financial and QHSE results, in the midst of the oil crisis and heavy downsizing.
But his proudest moment was kickstarting the “Green & Lean Base” initiative cutting Green House Gasses directly and indirectly – a successful project that is still ongoing.
Underway he supplemented his competence with a B.Sc. Naval Architect and an Executive MBA. In 2018 a new era began where Leif decided to combine all his passions, concern for Global Warming, and experience together with his father Gunnar to start Evoy®. The idea was born in 2005 and had a long time to mature.
In the summer of 2019, the demo boat Evoy1 was baptized by the PM of Norway – Erna Solberg – and in the fall the boat made an unofficial World Record with 55 knots. In 2020 the first customers received their turn-key Evoy® systems in the boat of their choice.
The voyage has only just begun, and Leif is in it for the long haul!
Evoy®’s vision is to deliver an irresistible boating experience by developing sustainable electric motor systems to accelerate the shift to emission free electric boating. Evoy® develops longer-lasting, sustainable motor systems that reduce CO2 emissions at sea.
Evoy® leads the way into uncharted waters, discovering and exploring, attentively navigating around obstacles, to open new routes for an irresistible boating experience. Being an industry pioneer is extremely rewarding to those involved and to those who follow in the wake.
We intend to change an entire industry. The boat market is changing rapidly, and we need to be responsive to succeed and ready to alter course frequently. Fitting into common plans with the marketplace.
To accelerate the green shift at sea, we need solutions that take big steps forward. We are driven by the will to do good that lives inside all of us. We shape solutions that are powerful enough to make change happen – and proceed full throttle!
We believe in making a real impact, by eliminating fossil fuel at sea. To make real changes, we also must be genuine – by being honest, fact based and transparent.
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