Nusfjord & Co. took over operation of the vessel in 2006 in collaboration with the Foundation for the Preservation of Northern Norwegian Vessels and the Ships’ Museum in Gratangen. The ship is characteristical for fishing vessels of the 60’s. At the time the ship had lost its quota registration and was in danger of being destroyed, at the last minute, it received preservation status. Elltor belonged to the Flakstad region for decades with home port in Napp but delivered its catch to Nusfjord. In 2006 the former skipper, Kay Johansen, was committed in the restoration ot the ship. M/K "Elltor" now has it's homeport in Nusfjord.