Northman is expanding its production capacity in Węgorzewo

Polish boatbuilder Northman has unveiled plans to invest some PLN 15m (US$3.9m) to build a new production hall. The project is related to increased demand for the manufacturer’s craft.

The company operates a shipyard in Węgorzewo, in northeast Poland, where it makes Maxus sailing yachts as well as Northman, Nexus and Courier motoryachts. The expansion project comes shortly after Northman completed an investment worth about PLN 5m (US$1.3m) under which the firm launched a new research and development facility, according to local news site Wnp.pl.

Northman is predominantly export-oriented, and some of the company’s major export destinations include the UK, US, Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Israel, Chile, Japan and Russia. While exports dominate the firm’s sales, a third of its output is intended for the domestic market.

Northman’s product range comprises the Maxus 21, 22, 24, evo 24, evo 26, 28, 33 and 33.1 RS sailing yachts, as well as Nexus 850 and 870 Revo, the Courier 970, and the Northman 1200 motoryachts.

The shipyard in Węgorzewo employs around 150 people.