Kenneth Nyfelt

9 August 2016

Kenneth Nyfelt began his career at Baltic Yachts in the 1980s sweeping floors and carrying out small electrical tasks during school holidays. “My father was one of the five founding owners so I’ve got the Baltic Spirit in my blood!” says Kenneth. “One of the great advantages of Baltic Yachts is that it’s more than a traditional construction yard,” says Kenneth. “We do everything from interior and systems design, to weight calculations and monitoring. We are a one-stop company”. All the knowhow is distilled in the Baltic Yachts statement, building yachts that are lighter, stiffer and faster.

“Recognising the value of teamwork and shared ideas”

Minimising weight in a yacht is a fundamental goal that extends throughout Baltic Yachts and its processes. “If you don’t have control of the complete production process from the beginning, it is very hard to guarantee the end result, especially in terms of weight.”

Kenneth takes pleasure in being a part of a unique industry which has grown dramatically in recent years. “Every project we undertake is genuinely unique; there is no single recipe we use, no day is the same.” Having such a personal relationship with the company’s origins, Kenneth believes it is crucial to maintain the high standards of craftsmanship that have made Baltic Yachts what it is today. “A large part of the work we do is still by hand. We are boat builders and our bespoke work is skills-based – we are not a production boat builder.”

Kenneth echoes others in recognising the value of teamwork and shared ideas. “Each and every employee knows what they are doing and can give us feedback -that is truly valuable.”

Years at Baltic: 31
Family: Wife and 7 children
Hobbies: Yes, summer house, gardening and farming
Favorite Baltic yacht: Canica B141 since this was my baby project

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