A DAY TO CELEBRATE THE BOAT BUILDING TRADITION
29 June 2021
Since the 18th century, the region of Jakobstad has become famous for its great boatbuilding traditions. The region is home to two of the world’s leading players in luxury sailing, Nautor’s Swan and Baltic Yachts, both of which have been responsible for carrying this enviable reputation around the world.
Yesterday, 28th of June, the Jakobstad Region, together with Nautor, Baltic, and their local partners in the marine industry, have celebrated the outstanding results they continue to achieve. With more than 35 yachts due to be delivered this summer, with a value over €200 million, the Region, situated only 450km from the Arctic Circle, is achieving unprecedented results benefitting the entire territory with revenues derived from export.
Hosted at Nautor’s Swan BTC and Baltic facilities, the event has been an opportunity to meet the people responsible for this success and to visit their world beating boat yards. Guests have had the opportunity to step aboard some of the state-of-the-art luxury yachts that are about to set sail and carry their owners to the most remote destinations in the world.
“Jakobstad has a long tradition in building boats but the most mesmerizing thing is that it is a tradition keeping up with innovation. The new generation at Nautor’s treasures what they’ve been taught and also bring new points of views, new competences evolving the processes. Additionally, these last months, with the launch of three maxis, Swan 120, ClubSwan 125 and the 4th 98, together with the Swans 48s, 58s, 65 and 78 have been very intense filling us with pride and sense of belonging” says Giovanni Pomati, Nautor Group CEO. “It’s an honor for me to be part of this celebration of the marine industry, but more specifically of Ostrobothnia today, and I look forward to continuing to experience a growth like this in the years to come.”
“I am delighted to say that business is booming at Baltic Yachts, with three recent launchings and three new commissions already in 2021,” said Baltic Yachts’ CEO Anders Kurtén.” I can attribute this success to the phenomenal Baltic Family workforce which has evolved over many years and has its roots firmly in the Ostrobothnia region. The team’s ability to innovate and be at the very leading edge of marine technology has helped build an unmatched reputation which is respected around the world. It’s something we should be very proud of because it bodes well for an even more successful future.”
From left: Anders Kurtén (Baltic Yachts CEO), Anna-Maja Henriksson (Minister of justice), Mika Lintilä (Minister of economic affairs) and Giovanni Pomati (Nautor Group CEO)
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The pictures from the event are available to download for editoral use here.
Photo credit: Eva-Stina Kjellman
About Nautor’s Swan
Founded in 1966, Nautor’s Swan is recognized all over the world for its performance sailing yachts. The key elements of the brand are elegance, quality, performance, innovation and reliability.
With a state-of-the-art facility based in Pietarsaari, a Global Service with 5 hubs in the Med and 19 service points, the divisions ClubSwan Racing, Brokerage and Charter, Nautor is a brand round 360°.
More than 2,300 yachts have been built over 5 decades between 36 and 131 feet. The range is divided into 4 different lines: ClubSwan, Swan Yachts and Maxi Swan, and Swan Shadow, the first motor yacht by Swan.
Jewels in the crown of the ClubSwan Racing calendar are the Rolex Swan Cup, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (Porto Cervo), and the Nations Trophy, dedicated to the Swan One Design yachts (ClubSwan 36, ClubSwan 50, Swan 45, ClubSwan 42).
Swan 48, Swan 54, Swan 58, Swan 65, Swan 78
Maxi Swan Yachts
Swan 88, Swan 98, Swan 108, Swan 120
ClubSwan 36, ClubSwan 50, ClubSwan 80, ClubSwan 125
MOTOR YACHT DIVISION
About Baltic Yachts
Founded in 1973, Baltic Yachts has built almost 600 yachts from a series of highly acclaimed production boats to the most successful, award-winning, luxury super-sailing yachts afloat. This year alone, in addition to launching Baltic146 Path, Baltic 117 Perseverance and the exciting new Baltic 68 Café Racer, three new orders have been signed for yachts between 20m and 34m.
Baltic Yachts is the world’s leading builder of advanced composite yachts renowned for its innovative approach to design and its success in embracing new technology. From lifting keels and retractable propellers to hydrofoil technology, electric propulsion and the use of sustainable building materials like flax, Baltic Yachts meets client demand to extend the boundaries of design.
Our highly skilled workforce, nurtured by Ostrobothnia’s deep boatbuilding traditions, combines leading edge marine technology and traditional craftsmanship to create award-winning yachts which are lighter, stiffer and faster than the competition. Each yacht is unique, uncompromising in its quality and unmatched in its performance to produce the best possible sailing experience.
Baltic Yachts has won 28 international awards in nine years
The winners include: Baltic 142 Canova, Baltic 112 Liara, Baltic 175 Pink Gin, Baltic 130 My Song, Baltic 115 Nikata, Baltic 108 WinWin, Baltic 107 Inukshuk, Baltic 197 Hetairos