Wave Propulsion is a naval design company with the office located on the Norwegian island Bømlo. Bømlo is a municipality on the west coast of Norway, in the county of Hordaland. Bømlo has about 12 000 inhabitants. Wave Propulsion specializes in design for boats and propulsionsystems. The CEO is Halfdan Endresen. He represents the fourth generation of grounders among their relatives. This family has founded the former company Wichmann Motor Factory and the successful propulsion company Servogear.
Servogear has delivered many complete propulsionsystems for most of the major fast-speed passenger craft routes around the Norwegian coast. Their technology is based on large slow running propellers and matched hull design, with emphasis on the construction of the stern. Halfdan and his father Leif Magnus have developed this technology for Servogear AS.
Wave Propulsion is a proud member of the NCE Maritime Cleantech Cluster organization, learn more here: https://maritimecleantech.no
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Halfdan Endresen founded Wave Propulsion, and has worked with boat design for many years. He has earlier worked with a firm called R.F Consulting from 1990-2010 doing microwave antenna design. He has also been an agent for Broadnet, and worked on several projects including »Broadment for pupils in school» and »Combi Oar». He has also worked with Vik Sandivk AS on proportions for hull design. In his spare time he has worked as an audio technician on several concerts and religious services. In 2002 Halfdan invented a completly new propultion system called Propad.
Leif Magnus Endresen
Leif Magnus Endresen is the co-founder of Wave Propulsion and the founder of Servogear AS. He has been interested in boats through most of his life, and during his career he has been a designer for many of the now successful companies like Bergen Engine and Wärtsilä (earlier Wichmann Motor Factory). He is responsible for designing and mounting many engines including the one which is now in the M/S Atløy. After he retired from Wichmann in 1973 he founded Servogear AS in his own home, which is now a leading company in it’s industry. Wave Propulsion has had good use of both his unique ideas and creative soultions.