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  • New Axopar 22_u-sofa
    News

    New Axopar 22 to launch in September

    2020-07-13T15:15:00Z

    Finland’s Axopar Boats is turning its attention to the smaller 22ft market with the upcoming launch of the Axopar 22 Spyder – a 7.2m trailerable boat that comes shipped from the factory in a fixed-size container for significantly reduced delivery costs.

  • Jan-Erik Viitala, Axopar Co-founder
    News

    Axopar co-founder Jan-Erik Viitala - The 15-minute read

    2020-07-09T13:02:00Z IBI

    Not watched the video  yet? Read the transcript of IBI’s recent Axopar interview, where the co-founder reveals why, despite Covid, production is booming, and reveals the unique capability of its platform production techniques and what model launches we can expect this autumn

  • Finnish Boat-Afloat Show
    Event

    Helsinki Boat-Afloat Show

    13-16 August 2020, Helsinki, Finland

  • Finnish boating
    News

    Finnish boaters set to enjoy fewer restrictions

    2020-06-17T15:28:00Z

    Jarkko Pajusalo of the Finnish marine industry association shares positive news on post-Covid restrictions

  • Finnboat testdagar 2020 1
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    Finnish ‘boat test’ event deemed a success

    2020-06-12T14:01:00Z

    For the second year in a row, Finnboat, the Finnish marine industries association, held a ‘boat test’ event for interested customers in Lauttasaari from June 5-6.

  • Report

    Market Overview | Finland

    2020-04-27T07:47:00Z IBI

    Off the back of one of the most positive Helsinki boat shows in years, Finland’s marine industry had been looking forward to a buoyant 2020. Now it waits anxiously to see what tomorrow brings

  • Wartsila logo
    News

    Wartsila to restructure marine business ‘to accelerate strategy execution’

    2020-03-24T15:06:00Z

    A new corporate three-part structure is to be introduced for the marine business of Finnish high-tech systems company Wärtsilä, from July 1, 2020. The company is a major supplier of various systems and equipment to the global yacht market and in a statement the reorganisation was stated to be aimed ...

  • Oceanvolt CEO Tommi Lassila
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    Oceanvolt appoints new CEO

    2020-03-13T12:46:00Z

    Oceanvolt, a Finnish supplier of hybrid electric power and propulsion systems, has named Tommi Lassila as its new CEO. Lassila assumed responsibilities on March 9 and succeeds Markus Mustelin, who has been managing Oceanvolt for the past three years.

  • Nauticus Smart Tabs
    News

    Nauticus appoints Smart Tabs distributor for Finland

    2020-03-04T14:36:00Z

    US-based Nauticus Inc, manufacturer of the ‘Smart Tabs’ automatic trim tab system, has expanded its presence in Finland

  • 2020 Helsinki Boat Show
    News

    Strong turnout for 2020 Helsinki show

    2020-02-17T12:02:00Z

    This year’s Helsinki International Boat Show (Vene 20 Båt) saw an 8.7% increase in visitor attendance compared to last year’s edition – the largest growth percentage in the 18-year history of the show. Almost 70,900 people visited the event, which ran from February 7-16 at Messukeskus Helsinki, Finland.

  • AXOPAR's Jan-Erik Viitala at Boot 2020
    Interview

    Jan-Erik Viitala | Axopar

    2020-02-17T11:04:00Z

    Finnish brand Axopar is revolutionising the boat business by adopting a ‘platform’ approach to model development. Debuting five new models at Düsseldorf in January, the builder has sold over 2,200 boats to date in more than 70 countries with another 500-plus on order. Its co-founder Jan-Erik Viitala talks to the ...

  • Finland
    News

    Finnboat reports thriving export market

    2020-02-10T06:15:00Z

    Finnboat, the Finnish marine industries association, has announced that its member companies generated nearly €600m in sales last year – a 10% increase over the previous 12-month period. Employment improved and exports are growing strongly.

  • Ballistic 4
    News

    Michigan Marine Propulsion names new distributor in Finland

    2020-01-07T12:30:00Z

    Duell to handle both Outboard and Sterndrive propeller ranges

  • Finnboat chairman Kim Koskinen
    News

    Finnboat names new chairman

    2019-11-29T16:39:00Z

    Finnboat, the Finish marine industries federation, has elected Kim Koskinen, country manager of Vetus Oy, as its new chairman of the board.

  • OY Maritim and Fendequip at METSTRADE
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    Fendequip appoints Finnish distributor

    2019-11-25T14:46:00Z

    UK-based mooring specialist Fendequip has appointed Finland’s leading equipment wholesaler, Oy Maritim Ab, as a distributor of its fenderCovers and other mooring-related products. The deal was announced at last week’s METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam.

  • Axopar Jan-Erik Viitala
    News

    Axopar looks to major expansion over next two years

    2019-11-13T14:55:00Z IBI , by David Robinson

    Launch of new Axopar 37 at Boot Düsseldorf to play a key role

  • Helsinki Boat Afloat 2019
    News

    Helsinki Boat-Afloat attracts strong crowd

    2019-08-22T12:11:00Z

    The 2019 Helsinki Boat-Afloat Show closed on Sunday with attendance up 7% compared to the previous year. New boat registrations in Finland are said to be on an upward trend, and the number of exhibitors at the event also reflected this: there were more than 155 exhibitors present with over ...

  • Finnish export stats
    News

    Small motorboats driving boat sales in Finland

    2019-08-15T14:27:00Z

    New boat registrations saw a sigificant boost in the first half of the year, helped by warm, early Spring weather

  • Anders Kurtén to head up Baltic Yachts in September
    News

    New Baltic CEO

    2019-06-20T11:43:00Z

    Finland’s Baltic Yachts has appointed Anders Kurtén as its new CEO. Kurtén will take on his new role in September.

  • Oceanvolt SD15 electric motor
    News

    Electric motor manufacturer launches crowdfunding campaign

    2019-05-31T09:41:00Z

    Finnish electric motor manufacturer Oceanvolt is launching a crowdfunding campaign in which participants receive equity through the online investor platform Invesdor. The company is looking to raise €0.6m-€2M in exchange for equity between 8.45% and 23.52%.