We believe it is about time to challenge traditional boating. It is time for zero emission. It is time for applying new technology. It is time to reinvent boating. 

Inspired by flying sailboats, Lift Ocean aspires to make the hydrofoil technology available for everyone.  

By flying above water, we solve the main challenge linked to decarbonization of high-speed boats; hull resistance.

Our hydrofoil system reduces the power required by 50-70 per cent and fuel cost by 90 per cent compared to conventional boats. 

Getting a boat airborne is a challenging task unless you have the right competence, experience and tools. Therefore, we will offer hydrofoil systems to all boat manufacturers worldwide so they can keep doing what they are good at; making boats, while we make them fly!

Petter Mørland Pedersen

CEO & Founder

Petter is a former Olympic sailor with a huge passion for sailing, technology and business. Petter holds an engineering degree and has seven years of experience from Aker Solutions as Lead Engineer, Tender Manager and Business Development Specialist.

Contact: petter@liftocean.no

Phone: +47 9969 3336

Joachim Falck Brodin

Head of R&D

A passionate foiler and craftsman holding a MSc in physics and is currently working on his PhD.

Paolo Motta

Hydrofoil software specialist

Aeronautical engineer with experience from hydrofoil development and performance prediction from the America’s Cup.

Faten Salman


Holds MSc in mechanical engineering and a MSc in Mathematics.

Olav Kjetil Opheim

High speed vessel specialist

Holds a MSc in marine hydrodynamics and has great experience with hydrofoil and high-speed vessels.

Katinka Von Der Lippe

Industrial designer

Katinka holds a MSc in industrial design and has a great passion for boats and electric drivelines. She has previously held key positions at Think (EV) and Eker Design.

Magnus Tvete

High speed vessel specialist 

A passionate sailor and boater, holding a MSc in marine hydrodynamics and a MSc in sailing yacht design and small craft. Magnus has vast experience within the high-speed vessel segment.

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