It was a hattrick week for OSK Group at the on-going Ferry Shipping Summit 2019 when our ship interior specialists Steen Friis Design received the Ferry of the Year award for best ferry delivered in 2018.
Merely a week after receiving two Shippax Awards, the Technology and Design Award and the Ferry Concept Award respectively, Steen Friis Design is awarded once again for the interiors on Irish Ferries’ RoPax newbuilding W.B. YEATS, which was delivered by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft in 2018. Throughout the design process, passenger comfort, recreational facilities, and various solutions for easy access between decks and public spaces etc. have been paramount and the result is a timeless and modern ferry with a series of outstanding public areas.
“We cannot be more proud right now,” says Anders Ørgård, CCO of Steen Friis Design and OSK Group. “Irish Ferries is a long term client for us and in less than a week the ferry has been awarded twice – what better way to seal a relationship!” And he continues: “The honour is not ours alone – this is only due to a fantastic collaboration between owners Irish Ferries, builders and designers Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, OSK-ShipTech, and Steen Friis Design.”
As mentioned above, sister company in OSK Group, OSK-ShipTech, has also been involved in the project as Owner’s Consultant for Irish Ferries. For CEO of OSK Group, Jacob Thygesen, this underlines the Group’s entire business model: “From a consultant’s point of view, it is very satisfying to know that we can offer our customers the full synergy effect of having all marine consultancy and interior design services in-house taking their projects from initial ideas and concepts to award-winning vessels.”
W.B. YEATS – Ferry of the Year
Owner: Irish Ferries
Builders & Designers: Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft
Owner’s Consultant: OSK-ShipTech A/S
Interior Designers: Steen Friis Design A/S
For further information, please contact OSK Group’s CCO, Anders Ørgård. Phone: +45 40 94 13 91 or email
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About OSK Group
OSK Group is a full-line supplier on the international maritime market and offers consultancy services within ship designs, interior design, technical solutions, marine engineering, and much more. The combination of technical and commercial knowledge has involved OSK Group in prestigious design projects both nationally and internationally, securing the Danish consultants a unique position in the world’s maritime market. OSK Group consists of OSK-ShipTech A/S, OSK-Offshore A/S, and Steen Friis Design A/S. Together, the group has more than fifty years’ experience and in-depth know-how within maritime consulting, vessel design, and on-board experience economy.