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    Wartsila to restructure marine business ‘to accelerate strategy execution’


    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

    Oceanvolt appoints new CEO


    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

    Nauticus appoints Smart Tabs distributor for Finland


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

  • 2020 Helsinki Boat Show

    Strong turnout for 2020 Helsinki show


    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

    Jan-Erik Viitala | Axopar


    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

    Finnboat reports thriving export market


    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

    Michigan Marine Propulsion names new distributor in Finland


    Duell to handle both Outboard and Sterndrive propeller ranges

  • Finnboat chairman Kim Koskinen

    Finnboat names new chairman


    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

    Fendequip appoints Finnish distributor


    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

    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

    Helsinki Boat-Afloat attracts strong crowd


    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

    Small motorboats driving boat sales in Finland


    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

    New Baltic CEO


    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

    Electric motor manufacturer launches crowdfunding campaign


    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%.

  • Finnboat's boat test event in Lauttasaari

    Finnboat hosts first-ever ‘boat test’ event


    A group of boating industry players in Finland recent held a large-scale ‘boat test’ event for the first time, bringing together a wide range of boat models and related services, along with current or prospective boaters eager to take the helm.

  • Giovanni Pomati - Nautor's Swan

    Nautor’s Swan opens new Boatbuilding Technology Center


    Nautor’s Swan has opened the doors to its new Boatbuilding Technology Center (BTC) in Pietarsaari, Finland – a major expansion project that started in 2017 with a €10.5m investment on refurbishing its existing building and the implementation of new production facilities totalling 9,935sq m.

  • Helsinki 2018 Boat-Afloat Show

    Finnish industry forecasting buoyant summer

    2019-04-25T11:35:00Z IBI

    Early onset of spring and last year’s warm boating season two underlying factors behind surge in market

  • News

    New Sea-Fire distributor for Finland


    Sea-Fire, the US supplier of marine fire detection and suppression systems, has named Oy Maritim AB as its new Finnish distributor.

  • Local brands Bella, Buster, Silver and Yamarin were well represented in Helsinki

    Strong sales reported at Helsinki show


    The Helsinki International Boat Show closed on Sunday, attracting just 1.2% more visitors (65,200) than last year.

  • Brannskar, Finland

    Finnboat reports boom in domestic boat sales


    Finnish marine federation Finnboat today reported that the warm summer of 2018 helped boost domestic sales of small motorboats and PWCs in Finland last year. Sales of motorboats over 9m in length also continued to grow, as did sales of large outboard engines.