Najad buys Swedish service and maintenance yard
Swedish sailboat producer Najad Yachts has acquired Orust Yacht Service AG, a service and maintenance yard based on the island of Orust, including its production and harbour facilities.
Najad has been constructing yachts since 1971, with models including N395, the N570CC and N450CC Next Generation, due for launch in 2023. Following the acquisition, Najad will be moving production back to the service and maintenance yard in Henån, on the island of Orust.
Fredrik Malmqvist, CEO of Najad Yachts, sees the acquisition as an opportunity to deliver more to their customers to make yacht ownership an easy and enjoyable process.
“It feels amazing to share with you that Najad is moving back home to Henån. We have now secured the production, skills, quality, and future scaling for Najad.
“I truly believe that current and prospective owners of exclusive sailing yachts today demand much more in terms of easy ownership. With the acquisition of Orust Yacht Service, we will be able to provide a service and maintenance scheme that few others can offer which will improve the experience of owning a Najad.”
Fredrik Malmqvist – CEO of Najad Yachts
Orust Yacht Service is one of northern Europe’s largest and most respected service, repair, and maintenance yards for sailing yachts. The company will continue to be managed as a separate entity offering its quality service to a wide range of customers, with Andreas Samuelsson as CEO.
“I see great potential for Orust Yacht Service, and it feels very exciting and motivating to take the helm at Orust Yacht Service.
“Today’s sailing yachts are much more complex than before, and we have managed to develop a unique and efficient service and maintenance scheme to deliver high quality service to a wide range of boat brands. I am very much looking forward to continuing to develop Orust Yacht Service to become an even stronger service partner.”
Andreas Samuelsson – CEO of Orust Yacht Service
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Former CEO Claes Samuelsson, who successfully built Orust Yacht Service to the company it is today, will continue to support Najad and Orust Yacht Service during the transition period to assist with the future growth of both companies.