Scandi Yachts today
Scandi Yachts is owned by Östen Karlsson and his family. Karlsson started his boatbuilding career after his graduation in 1985. Karlsson bought the company in 2008 and together with the ownership exchange, the name of the company changed to Scandi Yachts.
The boatyard has made several custom-made sailboats over the years in sizes 30 – 75 ft. Apart from the sailboat building, Scandi Yachts has taken on several B2B projects as well for various boatyards in Finland with functional solutions and high quality requirements. Other side activities Scandi Yachts does are basic renovation, painting and insurance repairs.
Scandi Yachts is a boatyard in Uusikaarlepyy, on the West coast of Finland, in an area that is well-known for its boatbuilding traditions. Skilled craftsmanship and well developed infrastructure is combined with entrepreneurship in the region.
In Ostrobothina, boatbuilders have lived and worked for multiple generations, which in turn has lead to the passion of craftsmanship our boatbuilders hold. The Finnish boat industry is known for its well-made and high quality boats.
Scandi Yachts is considered Finland’s biggest producer of vacuum infused hulls in sizes 37-46 ft. Our professional skills and production method give a high surface finish on the end product.
Scandi Yachts history
Nils Luoma among others, founded the company in the end of 1979 to meet the demand on special designed one-off cruising sailboats. Luoma is a veteran within the boatbuilding industry, with his solid knowledge, great experience of boat life and high requirements on quality, Luoma has established a trustworthy company.
After many years of B2B projects, Karlsson decided to fulfil his dream and Scandi 42, Blue Dream, was launched in July
Naval architect: Ulf Rögeberg
41 ft Hybrid motorboat RK 12.
Yacht designer: Rolf Eliasson
Östen Karlsson and his wife Anne Karlsson bought Scandi Yacht.
Together with the exchange the company changed its name to Scandi Yachts
Scandi Yachts started using a new production method, vacuum infusion.
Scandi Yachts main activity onwards was dominated with B2B projects
Scandi 52 No. II - Odelfina
Naval architect: Elvström Yacht Design
The Scandi Concept got its beginning. Scandi 52 was developed from idea to finished product together with naval architects at Elvström Yacht. Scandi 52 was launched in 1990
The first Deerfoot Yacht 62 ft were built. Four boats were built over the next two years.
No. III, Moonshadow, (pictured) participated in ARC rally (from Canary Islands to Barbados) and was the first one-hull boat to cross the finish line.
Naval architect: Elvström Yacht Design and Steve Dashew.
Trimaran 45 ft - s/y Rauma-Repola.
Yacht designer: Reino Karpio
The most famous boat by Scandi Yachts. Fram VIII - 31 ft half ton for the former Crownprince Harald of Norway (now: King of Norway). The boat has won several competitions and in the Half Ton Cup in Hankö, Norway 1983 the boat came 4th place. Yacht Designer: Eivind Amble.
The first Vision 46 ft racer was built. The boat won The Round Gotland race 1982. Naval architect: Elvström Yacht Design.
The sister boat to the two half ton’s, Mizar, was delivered during the summer. The boat has won the Finnish Championship IOR twice (class V). It also won The Round Gotland race (for its class).
- Big foot, 39 ft. (pictured). The boat finished second place in Sardinia Cup in the Mediterranean sea 1982 and 6th place in the American SORC. Yachts designer: Peter Norlin
The first two sailboats (half ton) were built, 32 ft - Sea Travel and Brilliant, yacht designer: Ron Holland
Nils Luoma among others founded the company in the end of 1979. Nils Luoma was also one of the founders of Baltic Yachts.
We use modern and innovative production methods. Our specialty is that we make the shiny surface in the plug and not in the mould which gives a longer life length on the moulds and makes the end product’s surface finish of very high quality.
Take a look at out infusion video here
Vacuum infusion is a manufacturing method Scandi Yachts has used since the beginning of the 21st century. It is used in production of hull, deck and other fiberglass parts. The method is a sealed manufacturing process. The fibreglass mats are laid dry into the molds, plastic film is added and with the help of vacuum pressure, air is removed and resin put in between the fiberglass mats.
The goal is a laminate with as low levels of resins as possible and as high fiber content as possible. The work environment become better for the employees due to no exposure to solvents during this sealed process. Infusion, also called core infusion, is slightly more expensive than the older methods but it gives a significant less environmental impact, both for workers and customers. All this is aligned with our mission to sustainable manufacturing.
- The hull gets 20% stronger and 30% lighter because the fiber content is higher compared to the volume
- Good mechanical characteristics
- High stiffness and a very strong hull that fulfils solidity of high quality
- Less material consumption compared to traditional hand- and spray lamination
- Cleaner work environment for the employees due to no exposure of solvents during the process and it is easier to clean the tools
- Enables fast lamination of large parts at once
- Same mould can be used repeatedly and you get the same results
- The customer saves fuel costs
- Sound- and heat insulated hull, which provides better driving comfort and higher living comfort.