All Sweden articles

  • News

    Humphree reports buoyant sales


    Humphree, a Swedish company that pioneered the introduction of interceptors to control the pitching movements of fast craft, has reported a 50 % increase in sales over the past year.

  • 191104_VOLVOPENTA_133

    Volvo Penta developing new electric driver interface


    New interface to aid shift into electric boating

  • X-Yachts

    X-Yachts buys Swedish powerboat builder


    Danish sailboat producer X-Yachts has entered the powerboat market with the acquisition of HOC Yachts in Sweden.

  • Juan_Vargues_CEO

    Swedish equipment maker Dometic reports a 2% rise in Q3 revenues


    Dometic President and CEO Juan Vargues presented a confident picture of the company’s prospects amidst a ‘challenging global trading environment’ and affirmed plans for further acquisitions and significant restructuring

  • Nautec

    Watski AB forms new wholesale unit


    Watski AB, a Swedish company owned by Denmark’s Fritz Schur Group and one of the leading distributors of boating equipment in the country, has split the business and formed a new wholesaler called Nautec. Watski is active on the Scandinavian and German markets.

  • News

    New Swedish marina to open next year


    A new marina is set to open in Skärhamn, on Sweden’s Baltic coast, prior to next year’s boating season.

  • Schmitt & Ongaro

    Schmitt & Ongaro expands in Europe


    Schmitt Ongaro Marine Products in the US has signed two new distributors in Europe – UK-based Hypro Marine and Jan Comstedt AB in Sweden. Company president Tim Schmitt made the announcement.

  • The 50ft Mai Rassy rescue boat was delivered to the Swedish Sea Rescue Society in July

    Rassy family donates rescue boat


    The Rassy family, owner of sailing yacht producer Hallberg-Rassy in Sweden, has donated a newly developed rescue boat to the Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS). The 50ft vessel was delivered in July and is said to be the first of its kind.

  • Marstrand Boat Show 2019

    Consumer interest strong at Swedish on-water shows


    The two Swedish boat shows held on water in late August were met with strong attendance this year. Both events were organised by industry association Sweboat and offered free admittance as well as parking.

  • Marstrand Boat Show_crop

    Sweboat reports stable market


    As the Scandinavian boating season comes to an end, Sweboat, the Swedish marine industry association, says its member companies are reporting stable sales and positive growth in certain segments of the market compared to this time last year.

  • Yamaha Marine Store

    Swedish boat dealership expands


    Sweden’s Marine Store has expanded with a new 10,000sq m facility located south of Stockholm. The company, which is majority owned by ice hockey legend Peter Forsberg, has been named Yamaha’s Biggest European Dealer-Marine for four years in a row, including two consecutive years as Yamaha Dealer of the Year-Marine ...

  • News

    Balmar appoints Swedish distributor


    US-based Balmar DC Charging Solutions has appointed Start Generator as its distributor for Sweden.

  • The Ryds brand is still very strong, especially in Sweden

    Ryds’ new owners in positive mood


    Sweden´s Ryds Båtar AB is making an offensive under new owners and new management. After several tough years, the new CEO hopes for a strong comeback.

  • The 2019 Stockholm International Boat Show

    Stockholm show sees fewer visitors, but strong sales of large boats


    The 2019 Stockholm International Boat Show reported a drop in visitor numbers for the second year in a row. Just over 68,100 people (78,490 in 2018) attended the nine-day show, which closed on Sunday.

  • Dometic logo_2019

    Dometic Group posts record 2018


    Dometic Group reported record sales and earnings for its 2018 year-end and fourth quarter results. The marine segment is playing a bigger part in the Swedish equipment company’s success.

  • An Anytec A30 was sold within the first few hours of the Gothenburg show

    Solid sales at Gothenburg show


    Exhibitors at the 60th Gothenburg Boat Show, which closed on Sunday after a 10-day run, have reported strong sales. In total, around 56,792 people visited the Swedish show (56,892 in 2018), which is seen as a barometer of the Nordic boat market.

  • The Anytec A30 can reach speeds of up to 60kt

    Swedish builder teams up with Vripack


    Swedish boat manufacturer Anytec has launched a new outboard model in collaboration with Dutch design firm Vripack.

  • Wilks' Scott and Chris Berry with Tomas Gustafsson and Rob Tilney from Flexiteek

    Flexiteek to acquire UK decking and marine fendering supplier


    Flexiteek International, the Swedish producer of synthetic teak decking and 2G technology, has acquired UK-based Wilks for an undisclosed sum.

  • News

    Zipwake appoints SA dealer


    Sweden’s Zipwake has teamed up with Seascape Marine Services in South Africa – a leading supplier of marine products and services representing brands such as Yanmar Marine, Hamilton Jet, Kohler Marine, D torque, Eliche Radice and Cox diesel outboards.

  • News

    UK marine firms in recent takeover deals


    Two specialist UK marine firms – the Martek Group and Marindus Group Ltd (MGL) – have been taken over recently by UK and Swedish companies respectively.