Sweden’s Najad AB has acquired Arcona Yachts AB for an undisclosed sum. Both companies manufacture and sell sailing yachts in the premium segment and will continue to develop and sell yachts under separate brands.
Najad, with production on Sweden’s west coast, produces yachts for blue-water cruising, comfort and ease of use. Arcona builds yachts in Sweden and Estonia for racing and cruising.
Together, the combined companies constitute one of the strongest players on the market, employing around 90 people with a combined turnover of more than SEK 100m.
During the spring, Najad and Arcona will launch several new models. The companies will coordinate management and administration from the Najad office in Henån on the island of Orust.
Both Najad and Arcona will continue to design, produce and market their respective product portfolio as before.
Jörgen Ottosson, CEO of Najad, will take the role of CEO at both companies. Torgny Jansson, who successfully built up and managed Arcona, will be head of business development.
“It feels inspiring to lead Najad and Arcona into the future,” says Ottosson. “We have together a very broad knowledge and product portfolio. With Torgny Jansson as business developer, the heritage from Arcona will be handled in the best of ways.”
Torgny Jansson says: “It feels very exciting to be part of this process. New models and a strengthened sales organisation will drive the customer service and experience. I have, during many years, built the Arcona family and I will continue to safeguard the family and our strong brand.”