Skipatækni was founded by Bárður Hafsteinsson in 1974 and is hence the oldest naval design company in Iceland.

Skipatækni provides a comprehensive service providing consultancy, design of newbuilding. Skipatækni and Nautic share offices and their founders have had a successful cooperation in naval design for decades.

Bárður Hafsteinsson is a legend in the local naval design market and has designed vessels for the Icelandic market for almost half a century including many of the most successful vessels produced for Icelandic operators.

Skipatækni ehf. designed the three vessels for Samherji, Kaldbakur, Björgúlfur and Björg in close cooperation with the owner. The fourth vessel in the series is Drangey SK built for FISK seafood from the same design.