Larsnes Mek. Verksted AS was established on the 2nd of March 1981 and has since become one of Norway’s leading builders of fishing vessels and well boats. Based in Larsnes, the shipyard is strategically located in the maritime cluster in the region. The shipbuilding cluster in Larsnes has traditions dating as far back as the 1800s.

Throughout these 40 years, the yard has been faithful to the fishing industry and focused on new buildings, repairs and, maintenance of the fishing and live fish carrier fleet.

We can boast of having built and delivered the most advanced fishing and live fish carriers in the world. We are constantly developing under the steady leadership of Mr. Jarle Gunnarstein. Since December 2014, the shipping company Rostein AS has been the main shareholder in the company, and together with some of the previous owners, they have made a successful collaboration. Therefore we are to continue a large-scale development of the facilities on the yard.  Extension of the existing quay, new quays and, dock of 135x24m with a covered hall of 150x40m. This should be able to meet most needs for rebuilding, repairs and, maintenance of the fishing -and live fish carrier fleet along our coast. The construction work has started and is subject to further financing, the plant can be expected to be completed during 2023 and will be one of the most modern and cost-effective facilities in Norway.

Thanks to all of our good customers and suppliers who have been with us all these years, we would never have reached 40 years without you! Finally, we would like to thank our stable and loyal employees who have built the Larsnes® brand. Some of them have also been involved since the beginning. You have made our deliveries widely known for quality and have with good reason been nicknamed to the “Larsnes standard”. Our slogan is, therefore «Quality through experience» We are proud of our workstation and congratulate the entire Larsnes® family on their 40th anniversary!