Espeland & Skomedal Naval Architects
- Making outstanding ship performance affordable

What We Do

ESNA is an independent ship design company for high-speed vessels. We specialize on air cushioned catamaran/Surface Effect Ships (SES), where we have unique world-leading competence.

ESNA operates at the crossroad between advanced military and commercial high speed craft technology and the markets for offshore renewable energy and maritime operations.

Who We Are

The founders have more than 35 years extensive experience with design construction and operation of Surface Effect Ships.

Our main advantage in the high-speed ship market is a unique experience and competence from highly successful SES designs the last 25 years and a great network of cooperation partners and suppliers. We can deliver vessel designs that will be fit for purpose for many years to come.

Our Vision

We believe in a close cooperation with all stake-holders when designing vessels. That includes the customers, ship-owners, vessel operators, shipyards, classification societies, flag states and suppliers.

ESNA's strategy is to complement yards with the special air cushion systems and equipment, allowing any yard to build safe, cost efficient and reliable Surface Effect Ships.

Dr. Nere G. Skomedal (PhD)

Naval Architect and Co-Founder

Mr. Trygve H. Espeland (MSc)

Naval Architect and Co-Founder

Mr. Erik A. Nerhus (BSc)

Control System Engineer

Mr. Jan Bjorvand

Design Engineer

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