All Finland articles – Page 2

  • Finland

    Finland: IBI State of the Industry Briefing

    2020-08-17T12:52:00Z IBI

    Finland is a microcosm of what countries across Europe are reporting – booming interest in boating, soaring sales and newcomers – evidenced a week ago at the first major boat show to take place in the region since March. IBI Editor Ed Slack speaks with Jarkko Pajusalo, CEO ...

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    European Overview: Bright spots amid the uncertainty


    The fallout of Covid-related lockdowns and safety protocols has had far-reaching impacts on Europe’s industry, but there are winners amid the upheaval.

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    IBI speaks with Finnmaster’s Kjell Björklund

    2020-08-14T07:48:00Z IBI

    IBI’s Ed Slack speaks with Kjell Björklund, Managing Director of Finnmaster Boats, Scandinavia’s largest builder, about his ambitions for the builder’s three brands, including production volumes, new model developments, and ways in which the pandemic has affected how the company is operating.

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    IBI Interview with Finnmaster’s Kjell Björklund (trailer)


    In the latest installment of the IBI Interview series, Ed Slack speaks with Kjell Björklund, Managing Director of Finnmaster Boats, Scandinavia’s biggest boatbuilder with three ranges – Finnmaster, Grandezza and Husky. In this excerpt, Björklund discusses the builder’s plans for continued growth. IBI plus subscribers, can watch the full ...

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    Finnish boat registration up strongly as Helsinki Boat-Afloat opens its doors

    2020-08-13T11:02:00Z IBI

    More than 250 boats are on display at Helsinki Boat-Afloat The ‘staycation’ trend has provided a positive boost to boating in Finland this summer, with 22% more boats registered in the first half of 2020 compared to the same time last year. According to Finnish marine ...

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    Nautor’s Swan establishes new division to manage global customer care


    Finnish sailing yacht builder Nautor’s Swan has established a new division, Nautor’s Swan Global Service, to manage and develop its international customer care service. Nautor’s Swan has delivered more than 2,350 yachts since 1966.

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    New Axopar 22 to launch in September


    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

    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

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    Finnish boaters set to enjoy fewer restrictions


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

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    Finnish ‘boat test’ event deemed a success


    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.

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    Helsinki Boat-Afloat Show

    19-22 August 2021, Helsinki, Finland

  • 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

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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.

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    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.