Bård Eker is a Norwegian industrial designer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and managing director of the Eker Group, with its Wholly or Partly owned Subsidiaries Eker Design Projectiondesign, Hydrolift boats.
Eker Design AS is a part of the Eker Group. The well recognized entrepreneur Bård Eker is the owner and Managing Director of Eker Group AS. Award winning design office, with international recognised clients like Projectiondesign, Leica, Infocus, ASK, Christie Digital, Stokke, Philips, Infocus, Ibiza, Tandberg, Husqvarna, Husaberg, Oslo airport Gardermoen, Brunswick, Handicare, Etac, Toshiba, Hydrolift, Koenigsegg, Ecosse, Høiax, Happy Garden, Scand Boats.
Eker Group is also part owner in Koenigsegg AB, with production & development of the world fastest super sports car.
Hydrolift create fast, efficient speedboats used for pleasure and racing throughout the world. Hydrolift boats are industry leaders in technological innovation and design that continue to push the limits of luxury and performance. Hydrolift are proud to design and manufacture all our boats in Norway.
The Norwegian tradition of building high quality boats has been around for decades and we feel a great sense of honor to be associated with that tradition. The Made in Norway logo means exceptional craftsmanship.
The "Spirit of Norway" boats were run by Bård Eker, Bjørn Rune Gjelsten and Kjell Inge Røkke. Gjelsten was five times world champion with trottelmann Steve Curtis and Eiker stands with one title. After the 2007 season, the team was closed down after 10 years.