Henrik Fisker is a Danish automotive designer and entrepreneur residing in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for designing iconic luxury cars including the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Fisker Karma, Galpin-Fisker Mustang Rocket, VLF Force 1 V10, VLF Destino V8, the all-electric luxury sedan, the Fisker EMotion, he designed the Viking motorcycle and Benetti Fisker 50 superyacht. He is the founder of HF Design & Technology, co-founder of VLF Automotive and former CEO of Fisker Coachbuild, founder of Fisker Automotive, where he served as chairman and CEO until March 2013, founder, chairman and CEO of Fisker Inc, his Fisker Karma was the world's first premium plug-in hybrid and received a handful of accolades, including the International Design Awards Product Design of the Year, Silver Edison Award, Automobile magazine's Design of the Year Award, Top Gear Car of the Year, Fast Company's Innovation By Design Award, was named one of Time magazine's 50 Best Inventions of 2011.
Fisker was named one of the 10 Most Interesting People of 2015 by The Drive. Goliath.com named him one of the 10 greatest car designers in automotive history, writing that he has created "some of the modern masterpieces in the automobile industry." Fisker was born in Denmark. As a young boy he became interested in cars after seeing a Maserati Bora on the highway, soon started sketching designs in notebooks, he graduated with a degree in transportation design from the Art Center College of Design in Vevey, Switzerland, in 1989. In 1989, Fisker began working at the company's advanced design studio in Munich, his first project there was the E1 electric concept car. From 1992 to 1997, he refined the Z07 concept car, which would become the BMW Z8 roadster, produced from 1999 to 2003; the car combined design elements from the company's past with a modern look, paying homage to the iconic BMW 507. Fisker envisioned it as a 507 that evolved like the Porsche 911 has over its six decade model run. In 2016, at a press conference celebrating BMW's 100th anniversary, BMW CEO Harald Krueger named the Z8 as one of his three favorite BMW models in the history of the company.
Fisker worked on the design of BMW's first SUV, the original X5, a mid-size luxury crossover introduced in 1999 and marketed by the company as a "sports activity vehicle". From 1999 to 2001, Fisker was the president and chief executive officer of Designworks, a BMW industrial design studio headquartered in Newbury Park, with additional design studios in Munich and Shanghai. Fisker left BMW for the Ford Motor Company in 2001, where he served as design director at Aston Martin, he was in charge of the production design of the Aston Martin DB9, bringing in elements from the history of Aston Martin cars. The DB9 was available as a convertible. Fisker designed the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, a two-door coupe considered to be the leanest and most agile of all Aston Martin cars, it was named the coolest car of the year and the best sounding car of the year by Top Gear in 2005. The Vantage is the best selling Aston Martin of all time. Fisker's designs for Aston Martin spawned the company's next two decades of car designs.
From September 2001 to August 2003, Fisker was creative director of Ingeni, Ford's London-based design and creativity center. In August 2003, he became the director of Ford's Global Advanced Design Studio in Irvine, where the Ford Shelby GR-1 was designed. In 2005, Fisker left Aston Martin and the Ford Motor Company, a move that "shocked his colleagues." In 2005, Fisker teamed up with Bernhard Koehler, a colleague from his days at BMW and Aston Martin, to start a new luxury car custom design firm, Fisker Coachbuild, based in Orange County, California. Coach-built one-of-a-kind cars were rare after the 1950s due to the difficulty and costliness created by strict Federal safety and pollution rules. With Fisker Coachbuild, Fisker planned a modern version of coachbuilding, dealing in runs of 150 cars; the company's first car was the Fisker Tramonto, a roadster with a re-bodied Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG, with a longer hood line and slimmer rear. The company's second car was the Fisker Latigo CS, with a re-bodied BMW 645Ci coupe.
Less than 15 of the vehicles were built. In 2007, Tesla Motors hired Fisker to perform initial design work on the Tesla Model S electric sedan, introduced in 2012; that year, he designed the body of the Artega GT two-door sports car, Artega Automobile's first model, produced between 2009 and 2012. It spawned an electric sports car with an identical body. In August 2007, Fisker and Quantum Technologies teamed up to launch the luxury electric car startup Fisker Automotive in Anaheim, California. Fisker aimed to demonstrate that "electric cars can be beautiful and exciting and fun to drive." The first car to be produced by Fisker Automotive was the Fisker Karma, a luxury plug-in hybrid sports sedan, unveiled in a preproduction version in January 2008 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. At the auto show the following year, Fisker Automotive displayed the production version of the Karma. Fisker noted that the Karma would be the only car able to drive 50 miles on electric-only, proceed to drive as a regular car.
At the 2009 auto show, Fisker unveiled the company's second model, the Karma Sunset, a two-door retractable-hardtop convertible based on the regular Karma. It was designed as the world's first plug-in hybrid convertible, Fisker Automotive's first roadster; the Fisker Surf, unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, was designed as a
Fisker Inc. is an American electric vehicle automaker founded by Henrik Fisker, launched in 2016 and based in California. Fisker Inc. is a relaunch of the Fisker brand, which made the Fisker Karma under Fisker Automotive. Fisker Inc. is developing the EMotion, an all-electric sedan that will have a 400-mile electric range, as well as an autonomous, all-electric shuttle called the Orbit. In addition to designing and developing electric vehicles, Fisker Inc. has filed patents pertaining to solid-state battery technology for use in automotive, consumer electronics, other industries. On October 3, 2016, chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker announced the formation of Fisker Inc. an American automaker designing and developing innovative electric vehicles with a longer range, autonomous driving capability, advanced battery technology. Fisker first stated in July 2016 that he was planning on designing a connected electric car with autonomous driving features and an aesthetically pleasing look, that for the past two years he had been working "in stealth mode" designing "electric cars of the future."
On October 31, 2016, Fisker released the design and specifications of the forthcoming electric vehicle, the Fisker EMotion. In November 2017, the company announced the development of the Orbit, a autonomous, all-electric shuttle, intended to service smart cities, public airports and campuses; the Fisker EMotion is an all-electric sports sedan designed by Henrik Fisker for Fisker Inc. with a full-length panorama-style sunroof and "wide sculptural shoulders, thin taillight tubes, wide trunk opening, aggressive lower rear diffuser to improve aerodynamics." The EMotion is stated to run 400 mi on a single charge. It is to have a top speed of 161 mph; the car will be equipped with a lithium-ion battery by LG Chem, until the solid-state battery being developed by Fisker is ready for use. The solid-state battery is expected to yield ranges over 400 miles per charge, with a one-minute charge time, which would be a longer range than any electric vehicle to date; the vehicle will be autonomous-driving ready, so that self-driving mode may be activated at a future date.
The first photos of the EMotion were released on June 6, 2017, the car itself was unveiled in January 2018 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It was named Best Car at CES 2018 by PC Magazine. In January 2018, Fisker stated that the price of the EMotion will start at $129,000 for the base model; the four-door vehicle seats five passengers, has smartphone-controlled butterfly doors, a carbon fiber exterior, a three-screen system. It has 24-inch carbon fiber wheels, a tinted roof made from electrochromic smart glass, it will support level 4 autonomous driving, using advanced LiDAR-based autonomous driving sensors developed through a partnership with Quanergy. Fisker is working with Pirelli to create advanced low rolling resistance tires for the EMotion, they will be produced in Georgia. On November 30, 2017, the Fisker Orbit was announced as an electric, autonomous shuttle designed for smart cities that he said would be available as early as October 2018. Fisker partnered with Jack Wong of Chinese company Hakim Unique Group on the self-driving electric shuttle.
It will be connected, with two different areas with room to sit or stand. The interior design maximizes passenger space, with a large exterior digital display to inform commuters when the shuttle departs and what the next stop will be; the shuttles are intended to be used for short, shared trips, in college and corporate campuses, airports and smart city centers. In 2016, Fisker teamed up with Nanotech Energy to create a joint venture called Fisker Nanotech, with Jack Kavanaugh as chairman, they worked on developing a next-generation supercapacitor technology using graphene. The proposed hybrid battery using graphene supercapacitors had the potential for improved energy conducting and charging capabilities, a better cycle life, so that the battery would not need to be swapped out as as a pure lithium-ion battery. In July 2017, Fisker ended its joint venture with Nanotech Energy to produce batteries using graphene. On November 13, 2017, Fisker Inc. announced that it had filed patents on flexible solid-state battery designs, expecting the batteries to be produced on a mass scale around 2023.
On Fisker's development team is Dr. Fabio Albano, one of the founders of Sakti3, the solid-state battery startup sold to Dyson in 2015. Solid-state batteries have greater energy density and faster charging times than lithium-ion batteries. Fisker states the batteries they are developing will have an energy density 2.5 times that of current batteries, at a smaller size and lower cost than conventional lithium-ion batteries, will be capable of providing a 800-km driving range with a one-minute charge time. In 2018, Fisker announced to use solid-state batteries from 2020. Henrik Fisker Fisker Coachbuild Fisker Automotive Karma Automotive Tesla, Inc. Faraday Future Rivian NIO Lucid Motors Byton Polestar Fisker Inc. website Henrik Fisker website
Benetti Fisker 50
The Benetti Fisker 50 is a 50-meter superyacht concept designed by Henrik Fisker in California, to be built by Italian boat building company Benetti in Livorno. Fisker and Benetti announced a partnership in 2015 to design and build a series of superyachts and revealed the design at the 2016 Singapore Yacht Show. In 2015, in the South of France at a social gathering, Fisker met James Clayton, the sales manager at Benetti. Fisker mentioned some of his ideas for a yacht, Clayton suggested they collaborate, given Fisker's background designing luxury cars; the Benetti Fisker 50 is the first boat designed by Fisker, although he sketched boats in his youth and as a student at the Art Center College of Design in Switzerland. He is best known as the founder of Fisker Coachbuild, Fisker Automotive and VLF Automotive, for creating such luxury cars as the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Fisker Karma, Galpin-Fisker Mustang Rocket and the VLF Force 1. Founded in 1873, Benetti is the oldest shipyard in Italy, known for the production and sale of motoryachts and custom luxury superyachts.
They built the Nabila for Saudi Arabian billionaire businessman Adnan Khashoggi in 1980, which at 86 meters and 2,465 tons was at the time the largest yacht in the world. It was featured in the 1983 James Bond film Never Say Never Again. Other notable superyachts they have built were the 60-meter Xanadu in 2008, the 90-meter Lionheart, Benetti's largest yacht, delivered to British businessman Philip Green in 2016; the Benetti Fisker 50 was first teased in December 2015 with an early sketch, when the partnership between Fisker and Benetti was announced. Renderings of the finalized design were unveiled at the Singapore Yacht Show in April 2016; the Benetti Fisker 50 is a custom-made 50-meter-long three-deck luxury ship intended for private use. Fisker chose to design a 164-foot yacht; the concept integrates an existing Benetti-developed platform with Fisker's exterior and interior designs. The boat is intended for the super-rich; the superyacht is built on principles of sustainability, with reclaimed wood, solar panels and an optional hybrid engine incorporated into the design.
The integrated solar panels capture energy used to power ambient lights mounted on its carbon fiber wings to provide light at night. The boat can travel 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots before refueling, it has two large Caterpillar C32 engines. The exterior bears a strong feature line flowing from the front and swooping to the rear on each of its three decks, with carbon fiber shark fins and three parallel stainless steel bars below the bow; the interior features floor-to-ceiling glass walls in extra-wide staircases. The boat has six bedrooms, including a master suite with floor-to-ceiling windows, a fireplace, retractable ocean-view terrace, library, curved television, walk-in closets, a staircase leading to a private home theater and a ceiling that recreates the night sky. There are six cabins to house up to 12 guests, the staff quarters allow for 11 crew members, the entertainment space accommodates over 100 people; the boat includes a spa, several bars, an elevated Jacuzzi with an ocean view, a gym and a movie theater.
The living room has a bar facing the ocean. The sun deck comes with a dining table and dual-use fire pit that can serve as a giant ice bucket, it includes water toys such as jet skis and a 6.5-meter tender. The yacht was designed in California, construction was set to begin in late 2016 at the Benetti factory in Livorno, with an aim to get it on the market by 2018, its estimated price will be $37 million. Traditionally, such large boats are one-off custom-built models, but the Benetti Fisker 50 will incorporate a platform-sharing idea that Fisker employed with some of his car designs, wherein multiple iterations of the superyacht can be built simultaneously. Henrik Fisker Benetti List of motor yachts by length Benetti Fisker 50 at henrikfisker.org Henrik Fisker official website Benetti official website
Sisse Fisker is a Danish television presenter. From January 2007 to December 2014, she was a presenter at DR's daily news program, Aftenshowet on DR1, she has been attending the "Healthy" exercise and health programs. During her time at DR, she has helped cover several royal events and hosted the Danish Danse Grand Prix 2007, she worked on TV 2 Sport for 5 years. She has participated in the 2nd season of Vild med dans and participated in the program Et glimt af Danmark. Fisker graduated from Hjørring Gymnasium in 1995, she has written the book Livets opskrift. Fisker completed her first marathon race back in 2001 at Copenhagen Marathon, as ongoing reports for TvDanmark's local news in Skovlunde, it took Fisker 3 hours, 51 minutes and ten seconds to complete the Copenhagen Marathon in 2007. On 28 June 2008 she ran a marathon race in South Africa, The Big Five Marathon, on savannah among wild animals. Fisker is married to Sune Mogensen and together they have two sons and Isak. Sisse Fisker on IMDb
Fisker Coachbuild was a car design firm based in Orange County, California. The company produced custom sports cars, it produced the Tramonto and Latigo CS. It designed and manufactured aftermarket parts such as aluminum alloy wheels, engine covers and interior trim packages for select luxury vehicles. Fisker Coachbuild provided design services for companies in various industries; the company was founded by partners, Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler in January 2005. The Fisker Tramonto is a hand-built sports car, launched in 2005. Original production was scheduled to be limited to 150 pieces worldwide, but only 15 were built, it used the base architecture of the Mercedes-Benz SL, retaining the engineering and safety features of the original car. However, unlike the original, the Tramonto had a slimmer back end, a longer hood line and no visual bumpers; this look was created using a variety of different materials. The interior of the Tramonto was hand trimmed and hand stitched using Italian leather.
Each car was individually numbered. The Tramonto used the hand-built AMG power plant and customers had the choice of 8-cylinder or 12-cylinder engines; the Tramonto has a 0-62 mph time of 3.6 seconds for the V-8 and 3.2 for the V-12. The top speed is 202 mph for the V8 and over 205 mph for the V-12; the only Tramonto V-12 built had 1,000 lb ⋅ ft of torque. The Fisker Latigo CS, the second design from Fisker Coachbuild, was shown at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show, was subsequently launched in 2007 with production limited to 150 worldwide, it uses the base architecture of the BMW 6 Series and M6. As in the Tramonto, all electronic and safety systems remain untouched; the car is built in California using the most advanced materials in carbon fiber, stainless steel and magnesium alloy. The Latigo CS interior is hand trimmed and hand stitched using Italian furniture leather and each car is individually numbered. Fisker uses the V-10 BMW power plant to power the Latigo CS. Fisker teamed with RDsport to provide broader tuning choices for their customers.
The reduced weight and increased engine output results in a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds and top speed of 205 mph. Fisker Coachbuild manufactures cars to the exact specifications of a customer and do not carry cars in inventory; the first, last delivery was September 2007. Henrik Fisker designed 20 inch 3-piece aluminum alloy wheels; the 5-spoke model known as the FT-5, is designed for the Tramonto and the 10-spoke model known as the FL-10 was designed for the Latigo CS. The company announced that these performance wheels are now offered for BMW and Mercedes-Benz models. Various finishes and colors are offered through Fisker with their wheel designs and are equipped with Michelin PS2 tires. Fisker designed a men's watch for Danish company Rosendahl. Fisker Coachbuild designed the Artega GT sports car for the German-based company Artega, it carried a badge which read – "Designed by Fisker Coachbuild." Fisker Automotive is a joint venture between Fisker Coachbuild. All models will feature cutting-edge plug-in hybrid technology penned as Quantum Drive, developed by Quantum Technologies for Fisker Automotive.
The Fisker Karma made its debut at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in January 2008. Henrik Fisker graduated from the Art Center College of Design in 1989 and began his career at BMW in Germany, he is famous for the Z8 roadster. The Z8 was driven by Pierce Brosnan in the James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough. In January 2001, Fisker became the president and CEO of BMW's California-based subsidiary, DesignworksUSA. From there he moved to Ford Motor Company as Creative Director for Ingeni, Ford's London-based design and creativity center, he sat on the Board of Directors for Aston Martin and was chief of Design. Director of Ford's Global Advanced Design Studio in Irvine, California was added to his global tasks, he now holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at Fisker Coachbuild, LLC. Bernhard Koehler, Chief Operating Officer of Fisker Coachbuild was born in Munich, Germany, he holds degrees in Business. Bernhard held positions at BMW for 22 years and at Designworks/USA, he served as the Director of Operations.
In 2002, he became Director of New Business Development at Ingeni, Ford Motor Company's design center in London. In January 2004, Koehler became the Director of Business and Operations for Ford's Global Advanced Design Studio in Irvine, California. Cristina Cheever, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Fisker Coachbuild, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and holds degrees in International Business and Finance, she began her career at Jaguar North America. From April 2001, she served at Aston Martin North America as the Marketing Communication Manager. There she met her future colleagues. Fisker Automotive Fisker Inc. Karma Automotive Official web site Fisker Automotive: http://www.calcars.org/calcars-news/842.html Quantum Technologies. Archive.org FiskerCB.com
The Fisker Karma was a premium plug-in range-extended electric luxury sports sedan produced by Fisker Automotive in 2012. The cars were manufactured at Valmet Automotive in Finland; the United States Environmental Protection Agency rated the Karma's combined city/highway fuel economy at 52 mpg‑US equivalent in all-electric mode, at 20 mpg‑US in gasoline-only mode. EPA's official all-electric range is 32 mi. Due to the small cabin interior volume, the EPA rated the Fisker Karma as a subcompact car; the first deliveries took place in the U. S. in late July 2011, deliveries to retail customers began in November 2011. Pricing in the U. S. started at US$102,000 for the base model, US$110,000 for the intermediate EcoSport model and US$116,000 for the top model. Around 1,800 units were delivered in North America and Europe through December 2012; the U. S. was the leading market, with about 1,600 units sold. Production was suspended in November 2012 when the sole battery supplier to Fisker Automotive, A123 Systems, filed for bankruptcy following two battery recalls.
Fisker Automotive was unable to carry on production of the Fisker Karma in the absence of its sole battery supplier, with about 2,450 Karmas built since 2011. After furloughing its US workers in late March 2013, Fisker Automotive filed for bankruptcy in November 2013, after the United States Department of Energy auctioned its debt and sold it to Hybrid Technology LLC for US$25 million. Following the sale of some of the assets of the company, the designs, rights to a plug-hybrid powertrain and a manufacturing facility in Delaware to the Chinese company Wanxiang, the new owners re-commenced production in September 2016 under the brand name Karma Automotive. After several announcements by the Wanxiang Group to reintroduce an upgraded version of the Fisker Karma, the car was renamed the Karma Revero and Karma Automotive started taking orders in September 2016; the Fisker Karma was revealed at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It is the first car from Fisker Automotive, a new auto maker based in Anaheim, founded on 5 September 2007.
Production began in July 2011, the first two deliveries took place in the United States on 26 July 2011. In October 2011 the first Karma delivered in the UK was auctioned to benefit Pratham UK and raised a bid of GB£140,000. Following the sale to Chinese company Wanxiang of assets, rights to a plug-hybrid powertrain, a manufacturing facility in Delaware, the new owners in September 2016 commenced production under the name Karma Automotive. After several announcements by Wanxiang Group to reintroduce an upgraded version of the Fisker Karma, it has been renamed the Karma Revero and launched with booking scheduled too; the Karma is a range-extended electric vehicle or series hybrid driven by a pair of 120 kW electric motors that receive power from a 20.1 kWh lithium ion battery supplied by A123 Systems and/or an engine powered generator. The battery pack runs down the center of the car, between the pairs of left-hand and right-hand seats, preventing a rear bench and seating four rather than five passengers.
Once the battery is depleted, or when the driver activates the "Sport" paddle on the steering wheel, the front-mounted 260-hp, 2.0-liter Ecotec four-cylinder direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine powers a generator that sends electricity directly to the drive motors. The engine is sourced from General Motors; the battery can be charged from the grid, making the vehicle a type of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The Karma's engine is mated with a generator to provide an electrical connection to the motors and recharge the batteries, as such the electric motors are the only mechanical driving force connected to the wheels. However, in all-electric mode, the Karma is around half as efficient as the Chevrolet Volt; the proprietary Q-Drive hybrid drive train is supplied by Quantum Technologies, which operates in a joint venture with Fisker Coachbuild known as Fisker Automotive. The Karma's curb weight is 5,300 lb; the Karma includes as standard a solar paneled roof manufactured by Asola Advanced and Automotive Solar Systems GmbH, a Quantum Technologies affiliate, to aid the cabin climate control system.
The solar roof is capable of generating a half kilowatt-hour a day and was estimated to provide up to 4 to 5 miles of additional range a week assuming continuously sunny days. The base model features an "eco-friendly interior", including salvaged/reclaimed lumber; the interior space is rated as subcompact by the EPA. Optional leather seating is available, but it will use much more of the cow hide than would customarily be found on luxury models; the EcoChic features a natural fabric interior with an ultra-suede dash, as part of Fisker's ecological "animal-free" offering. The Karma has a warning sound system designed to both alert pedestrians of its presence and enhance the driver experience; the sound is emitted through a pair of external speakers embedded in the bumper, the sound-generator was developed by Fisker Automotive. The warning sound is emitted automatically and activated only when the car is traveling in all-electric mode at less than 25 mph; the Karma's two 201 brake horsepower motors produce 1,300 newton metres of torque, giving the Karma a quoted horsepower of 403 HP.
The Karma features a 125 mph top speed and is capable of reaching 60 mph from a standstill in 6.3 seconds. The Environmental Protection Agency
Lorentz Fisker was a Danish naval officer who charted the waters of southern Norway and the Kattegat, organised Norwegian defences against Britain and Sweden. As the son of Vice Admiral Henrik Fisker, Lorentz Henrik Fisker accompanied his father on many voyages to the Levant, gaining so much experience that, at the age of only nine years, he was listed as a volunteer cadet and at 14 years old was a junior lieutenant. In 1761 Lorentz had been on board the Grønland, captained by his father, on a voyage to the Mediterranean whose main purpose was to deliver members of the Royal Danish Scientific Expedition to Arabia Felix to Constantinople; as the Grønland was passing Malta, young Lorentz fell ill and his father left him on the island in the care of some nuns. On the ship's return Lorentz came back on board. Thirty-five years in 1796, when Lorentz Fisker was himself a captain, namely of the frigate Thetis, he had a tour of duty in the Mediterranean and visited Malta on many occasions. One of the nuns who had nursed him back to health was by now the Abbess, she had delivered to the Thetis each day a silver tray of magnificent cakes.
1770–71Fisker served on the ship-of-the-line Sophie Magdalene under the Admiral Frederik Christian Kaas off Algiers. 1778He went into the French naval service on the staff of Admiral Grasses, was second-in-command of a number of French frigates. 1779–1782Fisker was present at the capture by the French of the British island of Grenada and the naval battles that followed. In the ship-of-the-line Le Dauphin Royal under Guichon’s command he had three encounters with the British admiral Rodney, at the investment of Yorktown where General Cornwallis surrendered with 6000 men. Amongst several other fights, where he took part in the capture of two British corvettes, he survived the battle on 12 April 1782 near Dominique where Rodney defeated Grasse. Awarded the French Order “pour le merite militaire” Fisker’s contributions were acknowledged by the French foreign office, he was recalled after peace was declared in 1783. 1783–1796Fisker had a busy period during which he was part ship's captain, part surveyor and map maker of the Danish and Norwegian coasts.
Fisker was appointed in 1788 as adjutant to the Russian Admiral Von Dessen, in command of a joint Russian-Danish squadron. In this position he came to take part in the inquiry into the Benzelsterna case In 1789 he was promoted to Captain, in the same year he married Charlotte Amalie Kofoed, daughter of the Director of the Post Office and of the Prison Service; as captain of various ships, Fisker served in the Danish home fleet, including the frigate Fredericksværn in 1792 when this was a cadet training ship. In 1795 he travelled extensively in Jutland and the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein to determine the needs and positioning of coastal batteries. 1796–1797The service in home waters was broken by a year in the Mediterranean in command of Thetis where Fisker dealt diplomatically with the old Bey of Tripoli, before being relieved by Steen Andersen Bille. 1800–1805Back in Danish waters, Fisker was on the Trindel Light commission and, on land, enquiring into sites for placements of signal telegraphs.
In 1805 he was head of a squadron of various types of gunboats undergoing trials of their performance and suitability for coastal defence. After having worked as a recruitment officer in Norway, he joined the Construction Commission, but at the outbreak of hostilities with Britain the following year he was once again unemployed. In a frank letter to the Prince Regent he drew attention to Norway's unprotected state, as a result of which he was appointed Adjutant General of the navy in Norway and soon after as chief of the entire Norwegian naval defence - continuing the work started by Jens Schou Fabricius and Hans Christian Sneedorff of reorganising Norway's preparedness. Within a year, with indefatigable hard work, he had a considerable number of gunboats and small armed vessels in service and in addition had improved harbour defences, the coastal militia. On 27 April 1808, in the war against Sweden, he advanced with 24 gunboats towards Strömstad on the Swedish border, but at Furuholm met with strong resistance and had, after ninety minutes battle, to retire.
Main article Battle of Furuholm 1809Promoted to Flag Rank, from Norway Fisker submitted his 1809 proposals for the conquest of Heligoland and the recapture of the island of Anholt. The 1809 Anholt expedition came to nought, frustrated by late winter storms, the 1810 attempt, led by Jørgen Conrad de Falsen, failed miserably. Still, with the gunboats and brigs in Norwegian waters the Danish-Norwegian forces were able to capture, in 1809, two British brigs, 1 cutter, 107 merchant ships. In this year Fisker was decorated with the Commander Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog, 1810Lorentz Fisker had laid the plans for the Norwegian brigs’ attack on a large British convoy in the Skagerrak in July 1810; the plan met with total success, with 48 ships being stopped and brought into various Norwegian harbours and before prize courts. The auction thereafter of ships and cargoes raised some 5.2 million rigsdaler. Fisker was disappointed, that he was awarded only the flag officer’s portion, whilst the portion reserved for the Admiralty went to governors who had had nothing to do with the affair.
As Fisker had undertaken a division of the prize money to the men under him, Admiral Michael Bille rejected the protest. This gave rise to considerable friction between Fisker and Michael Bille, with other colleagues – a conflict that left Fisker embittered and, only resolved in 1816, he retired from the service in 1810. With prize money paid