Søby Værft A/S has existed in nearly 90 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 Værft A/S. In 1967 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 Værft A/S, and it was extended in 2018.The shipyard also engaged in new buildings on like fishing boats, ferries later the shipyard worked on larger steel constructions, extensions and renewals on different Ships. Latest newbuildings was the E-ferry, Ellen.
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. See more here: www.iarthursfodspor.com