Swedish sailboat builder Najadvarvet AB is to continue production on Sweden’s west coast. The news comes not long after the company announced it was to cease opeartions in Henån on the island of Orust, home to other well-known yacht producers such as Hallberg-Rassy.
The Najad range will continue to be built by Sail Yard in Uddevalla, close to Orust island, in their modern factory. Sail Yard already has experience with Najad production and produces larger boat models in the Arcona range – the 465 and the newly launched 435.
As of March 1, Arcona and Najad have been under the ownership of Orust Quality Yards. The board is now taking an important step in the development of both brands to synchronise business models and production lines, according to a press release.
The new arrangement means no change for subcontractors. Najad will continue to work with its subcontractors as before for best results regarding quality and design. The change means that production of Najad and Arcona is streamlined by moving from three production sites to two with new and modern facilities.
The latest developments at Najad are the new N395 AC and N395 CC models, which are being marketed as mini superyachts. The boats are designed by Farr Yacht Design and the interior by Ken Freivokh Design.
The first N395 AC is already out sailing. Najad has also released an update of the N505-Next Generation, which has already been launched prior to the summer.