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A historical shipyard

The shipyard has existed in more than 80 years and was first founded by Arthur Christian Jørgensen as an engine factory on the 1st of October 1931. Arthur created the “Søby ship engine”, that became the trademark of Søby shipyard. In 1966 the first dry dock was added to the shipyard because of high demand from clients and the other two was added throughout the years. Dock III is the largest and newest dock on Søby shipyard, and it was enhanced in 2018.The shipyard also engaged in new buildings on for example fishing boats, ferries later the shipyard worked on larger steel constructions, extensions and renewals on different ships. and lastly newly build e-ferries.


The founder Arthur Christian Jørgensen was an important person for the development of Søby as he made it his pride and purpose to develop the town throughout his life. If you find yourself in the area during the summer, you can experience a guided tour about Arthur and the work that he did for Søby and the community. Se more here: www.iarthursfodspor.com