Marahrens supplied 10,000 signs for Roald Amundsen in just three weeks (Image: Hurtigruten/Agurtxane Concellon)
This article was first published in the Autumn/Winter 2019 issue of International Cruise & Ferry Review. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed.
Ever since it first supplied engraved signs for North German Lloyd’s cruise ship Bremen in 1949, quality, competence and know-how have been the hallmarks of Marahrens Maritime Sign Solutions. Today, the company works with cruise lines and shipyards worldwide, completing around 20 to 30 ship projects every year, installing an average of 50,000 to 60,000 signs on each vessel.
Marahrens operates from offices in Bremen, Germany; Turku, Finland; and Miami, Florida, in the US. Its skilled engineers can engineer and install an array of different signs for both newbuilds and renovated vessels, including everything from mandatory safety signs and photoluminescent low location lighting (LLL), to complex LED-illuminated signs for restaurants, funnel logos and ship names. Outdoor signs are developed to withstand extreme weather conditions and salt air, and all signs are installed according to Americans with Disabilities Act’s requirements, Safety of Life at Sea regulations and other standards.
The latest vessel to benefit from Marahrens’ expertise is Hurtigruten’s new expedition cruise ship Roald Amundsen, which began service in summer 2019. Working in collaboration with Hurtigruten, Kleven Verft shipyard and interior architect Tillberg Design of Sweden, Marahrens engineered and supplied 10,000 signs for Roald Amundsen. This included more than 6,000 safety signs and photoluminescent LLL, as well as signs for wayfinding, cabins, restaurants and public areas under the supervision of Marahrens’ expert team, in just three weeks.
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